aka Gerard Millan Perichon
TEACHING — I’ve taught “Media Illustration Art” at the Apple Skills Exchange and for one year at the School of Visual Arts under Marshall Arisman, who was then head of the Dept. of Illustration. I taught the art as well as the history of Comics and Cartooning after promoting the beginning of such courses with Mr. Arisman in his dept. I did this out of respect for a personal friendship with Burne Hogarth, the deceased creator of the newspaper comic strip Tarzan who also was one of the two founders of the School of Visual Arts. The course proved to be very popular and the School of Visual Arts now gives extensive courses in this area of illustration.
EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION for NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES — From 1970 onwards I have been published in the following publications: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Star, Discovery Magazine, Parents Magazine, Family Health Magazine, Children’s Digest, T.V. Cable Weekly, Harper’s Magazine, Intellectual Digest, The American Lawyer Magazine, The Arkansas Gazette, The National Lampoon, Insect Fear Comics #1, Country Music Magazine, Oui Magazine, Penthouse Magazine, Iron Horse Magazine, Gallery Magazine, Genesis Magazine, The Soho Weekly News, The East Village Other, The San Francisco Oracle, and many other small publications over the years. My primary focus has always been editorial illustration mostly in black & white using a brush and India ink sometimes incorporating comix and cartooning.
ART DIRECTION, CALLIGRAPHY, LETTER & LOGO DESIGN, T-SHIRT DESIGN, FLAG DESIGN, and general GRAPHIC DESIGN —From 1965 to 1970 I worked as Art Director for ESP RECORDS, primarily a jazz recording company of this period. I’ve also done graphic design and logo work over the years for other publications and businesses.
In 1981, I produced the first rainbow American flag design ( titled “NEW GLORY”) for which I obtained a design patent. The flag was produced and merchandised and used by many groups on a non-exclusive basis. In 1984 it appeared on national television during Jesse Jackson’s keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention in S.F., CA.
FURNITURE DESIGN & FABRICATION — In the early nineties I worked with the Lakota Sioux. On a volunteer basis, we worked together to create a woodworking workshop for the community of Porcupine in the Pine Ridge Reservation of S. Dakota.
FINE ART EXHIBITION — I have done paintings for various fine art exhibitions. My focus has been to use the imagery in the fine arts as but another extension of the Communication Arts and Media.
EDUCATION: 1963 B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design (non-matriculated).
Over the years I’ve observed the quality and depth of your classes and programs and would be honored to have you peruse my resume for the possibility of working for your excellent educational institution.
I am willing and able to teach in any of my areas of art to suit whatever your interests and needs may be, although my specialty is in the Communication Arts.