BCAA Hosts Free, Online Lecture with Bill Sienkiewicz

We're proud to announce that we will be featuring Emmy-nominated and Eisner award winning artist, Bill Sienkiewicz, in our school's free, online lecture series, Illustration Industry. The lecture is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at 2:00 pm CST. It is live, online, and open to the public! Sign up for the lecture below and we will send you an access link to the class the day of the lecture.

The lecture will include an in-depth interview led by BCAA instructor and former director of The New York Society of Illustrators, Terry Brown. It will be followed by a Q&A and/or demo by Bill Sienkiewicz. Sienkiewicz is also one of over a dozen all-star artists who will be instructing at The Illustration Academy's Summer Workshop in June!

About Bill Sienkiewicz

The Illustration Academy is hosting Sienkiewicz during week 3 of their Summer Workshop.

Bill Sienkiewicz (pronounced sin-KEV-itch) is an Eisner-winning, Emmy-nominated artist best known for revamping the style of comic and graphic novel illustration from 1980 onward, most notably with Marvel Comic's Elektra: Assassin and his acclaimed graphic novel Stray Toasters, earning him an international reputation and cult status across media industries. 

Sienkiewicz recently received an in depth retrospective by Comic Artist Revolution, which does a phenomenal job exploring the path and evolution of his career and work. Check it out here.

Sienkiewicz will be instructing during week 3 of The Illustration Academy's Summer Workshop in June. He will be teaching alongside the legendary illustrator and comic book artist, George Pratt, as well as famed and accomplished painters such as Mark English, John English, and Francis Livingston. Registration for enrollment at The Illustration Academy's summer workshop is remains open.

He created groundbreaking movie promotional art for The Dark Knight, The Grinch, Unforgiven and the hit video game Resident Evil. Sienkiewicz' character design for the upcoming DreamWorks' film Alcatraz Versus The Evil Librarians has now opened doors for producing. Sienkiewicz is conceptualizing characters for LionsGate's supernatural Western The Man With No Name, which he will executive produce with Braxton Pope. He will also jointly produce, write and direct the film of his Stray Toasters with Jeff Renfroe. 

Books include Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child: The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix and Santa: My Life & Times (An Illustrated Autobiography). CD covers include The Very Beast of Dio, Bruce Cockburn's The Charity Of Night, The RZA's Bobby Digital In Stereo, EPMD's Business As Usual and Sold Out: A Threevening With Kevin Smith. With longtime friend and mentor Neal Adams, Sienkiewicz also designed multimedia stage productions for Roger Waters' 2006 Dark Side of the Moon Tour. 

A classically-trained painter, Sienkiewicz's renderings incorporate abstract and expressionist influences and any combination of oil painting, acrylics, watercolor, mixed-media, collage and mimeograph - previously unheard of in comics. His work has garnered numerous accolades - most notably a 2004 Eisner Award for DC Comics' The Sandman: Endless Nights, and 1995 and 1996 Emmy Award nominations for production and character design on the PBS children's TV series Where In the World is Carmen Sandiego? Elektra: Assassin swept the top comic illustration awards in the U.S., Europe and Italy, respectively, with a 1987 Kirby Award, 1986 Yellow Kid Award and 1986 Gran Guigiri Award. 

About BC Applied Arts

Bethany College Applied Arts Path is an innovative Bachelor of Arts program where the artists who are redefining our industry are redefining arts education to make it more affordable, accessible and applicable to a real world career.

very class day you will learn directly from the best talent in the industry not just as guest lectures, but as your course instructors live, virtually, from their studios. Every online class session offers real time, two-way communication with the instructors and fellow students.

No other schools offer this kind of daily access to top professionals who can guide your portfolio development from a real world perspective — directly connecting your class experience to your future in the industry.

About The Illustration Academy

Our annual five-week illustration workshop is located in Kansas City, KS. For over 20 years, The Illustration Academy has been a leading educational program. Structured like an artist's bootcamp, each day is full of studio time, demonstrations, lectures, drawing, critiques, tutorials, and research. In addition to this packed schedule, students study and practice figure drawing with a  live model. Many evenings are reserved for sidebar demonstrations by the faculty and networking opportunities.