TRANSIT and the Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) are excited to announce the selection of our first artist in residence for Spring 2015, Roman Muradov.
“I’m a cartoonist/illustrator from Moscow, Russia, currently living in San Francisco. For the last decade I’ve been self-publishing various zines and small projects, including my ongoing series of Yellow Zines, each one a themed collection of experimental comics. My work deals with the themes of perception, miscommunications, internal journeys, the corruption of memory and language, repetition and reenactment.”
From Roman’s proposal: “For the residency, I’m planning to write and illustrate a short story that explores the intersection of comics and fine art, part of an imaginary exhibition that I’m slowly curating in my head and on paper.”
As an illustrator, Roman has worked for the New Yorker, New York Times, Penguin, Vogue, Wall Street Journal, Random House, Time, NPR, GQ, Washington Post, Google, Lucky Peach and other clients. His work has been featured in the Society of Illustrators (Gold Medal), Art Director’s Club Young Guns, American Illustration and other shows. His debut graphic novella In A Sense (Lost & Found) was published in September 2014 by Nobrow Press. He likes books, tea and long aimless walks.