21 Mountain Ave
Maplewood, NJ 07040
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Rick Parker is the illustrator of two upcoming graphic novels, "Tyger Lilly" by Lisa Trusiani and "Annoying Orange" written by Jim Salicrup. Rick is well known in the world of comics as the artist of MTV's Beavis and Butt-Head Comic Book as well as The Papercutz Slices series parodying the popular children's books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, Twilight, Percy Jackson and The Olympians and The Hunger Games.
He was the artist of the Introductory Pages of Tales From The Crypt (featuring the Crypt Keeper, The Vault Keeper, and The Old Witch) and of one of the four artists of The Pekar Project, which brought autobiographical comics legend, Harvey Pekar's work to an internet audience. Rick Parker is the creator of the graphic novel Deadboy, which is a cross between the Wizard of Oz and Night of The Living Dead. Rick's artwork has been featured in The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New York Press, Life Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, on 60 Minutes with Andy Rooney and in millions of Marvel and Papercutz comic books and graphic novels worldwide.
Rick was the founder of The Barking Dog Museum, in New York City, which specialized in exhibiting small-scale works of art to the public from 1975 to 1987 and was among the first venues of its kind to do so. Rick is married to the writer, Lisa Trusiani, they are the proud parents of two teenage boys. When he's not drawing, Rick has been teaching cartooning at Geralyn's, privately, and in the public schools and after-school programs in NJ for ten years. Several of Rick's students have won multiple prizes in regional and national design competitions.
Education: B.F.A., Painting and Drawing, University of Georgia (Athens)
M.F.A., Printmaking with a special emphasis on Lithography Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 1975.