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Alan Male
Alan Male
American Artists
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Barbara Kelley
Barbara Kelley
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Steven Noble
Steven Noble
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Joe Wilson
Joe Wilson
Début Art Ltd.
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Leo Hartas
Leo Hartas
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Pam Little
Pam Little
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Jerry Hoare
Jerry Hoare
Meiklejohn Illustration
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Lee Moyer
Lee Moyer
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Linda Nye
Linda Nye
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Nicholas Saunders
Nicholas Saunders
Folio
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Simon Shaw
Simon Shaw
DEBORAH WOLFE LTD illustrationOnLine.com
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Michael Grills
Michael Grills
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Dan Cosgrove
Dan Cosgrove
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William Rieser
William Rieser
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Ricardo  Martinez
Ricardo Martinez
Richard Solomon Artists Representative
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Ron Tanovitz
Ron Tanovitz
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Greg Copeland
Greg Copeland
DEBORAH WOLFE LTD illustrationOnLine.com
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Michelle Barbera
Michelle Barbera
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Adam Questell
Adam Questell
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Gary Swift
Gary Swift
Lemonade Illustration Agency
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Lucy Truman
Lucy Truman
New Division
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Maria Colino
Maria Colino
Folio
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Bad For You, Exposing the War on Fun by Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham
189 pages, softbound, published by Henry Holt & Company, $12.99
us.macmillan.com

Any book this packed with information, facts and compelling drawings can't be bad for you! Ostensibly a book for kids, to explain the history of stuff that's supposed to be bad for you, to find out why these things are not really bad for you, you must keep reading. Kevin C. Pyle, author and illustrator of graphic novels teams up with writer Scott Cunningham who pens comics for DC, Archie and Nickelodeon magazine and parodies for Mad to debunk myths and give kids (and adults) good arguments for the power of having fun. I learned about such arcane things as "moral panic", a term coined by sociologist Stanley Cohen, to describe how the media by overreacting to new behaviors, ends up defining and necessarily distorting how people understand social behaviors. The graphic novel concept applied to a wealth of information, can make it both memorable and palatable. Bad for You is chock full of interesting, scary and useful facts. And like many things that are labeled "bad for you", it's a lot of fun.

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Gary Glover
Gary Glover
Das Grup, Inc
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KE Lewis
KE Lewis
Wilkinson Studios, Inc.
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Kelly Pierce
Kelly Pierce
ArtAgent.com
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Martin Wickstrom
Martin Wickstrom
DEBORAH WOLFE LTD illustrationOnLine.com
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Erika LeBarre
Erika LeBarre
DEBORAH WOLFE LTD illustrationOnLine.com
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Nicholas Roberts
Nicholas Roberts
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Jody Wheeler
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Folio
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Interview With
Denise Gallagher

New Orleans, Louisiana born Denise Gallagher put out her shingle as an illustrator January 17, 2013. She just won three Gold ADDY awards for illustration from the Acadiana Chapter of the American Advertising Federation. All in all, she's had a good year. Formerly a senior art director at an ad agency, she took the plunge last year to start her own business.

Drawing always came naturally to her. "I sometimes draw as an escape. Sometimes to exorcise demons. And, sometimes, to express pure joy," Gallagher explains. Some of her favorite pieces are very personal and infused with meaning. "And yes," she says, "I drew constantly as a child. My first grade teacher once marked all of my answers wrong on a math test because I decided the numerals could be fancier and made them curly and swirly and decorative."

Denise is charming, funny, genuine, and has enough joie de vivre to light up a room. There's joy, but also pathos, in her depictions of nature, most vividly in her treatment of a handful of Aesop's Fables—the holiday self-promo piece was sent to clients and friends as a small book, neatly packaged and lettered. Her animals are a bit fantastic, like ones you'd see in a dream, stretched out or curled into poses reminiscent of early century still life paintings.

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City as Canvas: Graffiti
Art from the Martin Wong Collection

Through August 24, 2014
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
www.mcny.org

City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, is the first exhibition of 1970s and '80s graffiti art amassed by artist and pioneering collector Martin Wong, who donated the entire collection to the City Museum in 1994. Wong died of AIDS in 1999. The exhibition features seminal paintings and "black book" sketches by Cey (Cey Adams), Daze (Chris Ellis), Dondi (Donald White), Futura 2000 (Leonard McGurr), Keith Haring, Lady Pink (Sandra Fabara), Lee (Lee Quiñones), Rammellzee, Sharp (Aaron Goodstone), Tracy 168, Zephyr (Andrew Witten), and many more New York graffiti artists, as well as historical photographs by Charlie Ahearn, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and others.

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