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George sent Meathaus so much stuff that looked so good that I took a lot of photos of it to share. His letter reads:
I just finished grad school and I wanted to show you some of the work I did there. This stuff is part of a collection called ‘The Book of Trash.’ Anyway, hope you’re doing well. Peace!”
Thanks George, yes, everything is downright decent. It is good the see your latest and most impressive work yet. See past George letters on the George tag where I also describe how George was a student at UArts years ago now, and more work at his website and Tumblr.
Check it out, Meathaus got a second package of zines and a letter from George Wylesol, which reads:
“Yo McD/Meathaus people–
How are you? I am in grad skool now at MICA and thought you’d be interested in some zines + stuff I made in the past year or so. Hope all is well on your end.
Sweet, thanks George. George was in one of my illustration classes once, I told the brief story on the last letter we got. George writes short pieces, illustrates them and packages/publishes them into self-contained art zines. I think it’s the greatest way to keep moving and making work so I’m pleased again to see George still in action. How many art school people do you know who just kind of pooped-out after the structure of school was over? I bet a lot. Again (and this is fitting since a whole crop of you are probably about to graduate in a few weeks), you’ve got to band together and create groups, structures and projects to force and motivate yourself to keep creating. What else are you gonna do? Calcify and die? Well yeah, but I mean before then. Back to George. Thanks George! See more of his work like these new pieces I found to be intriguing on his Tumblr, below, and his website.
George Wylesol was a student in the first or second semester of classes that I taught at UArts in the illustration department. It was a section of a class called Sequential Format which was a fun one because we produced illustrations, comics, zines and animation. In class I would promote what Heller and Arisman discuss in their books (such as The Education of an Illustrator), the importance of being an author, a creator of your own work in your own voice, in addition to illustrating client assignments. I have noticed that the artists I see producing exciting personal work also seem to be the artists finding exciting commercial work. The outstanding personal project can function as the best portfolio in many cases.
Anyway… George always had funny stories he would tell in class, and he also would write short stories and he made an illustrated short story zine as one of the class projects. That’s why I was pleased to see that he was still at it when he sent Meathaus over a package with a bloat zine and letter that says:
“Hey Chris, how are you? I’m great. I have been looking at the Meathaus website every day for a while now, and thought I’d send you my first promo pack jawn. There’s some postcards and a zine full of short stories and illustration. The post-ILLUS*322 02 SEQUENTIAL FORMAT world is terrifying but exciting. Hope everything is good with you. Peace. -George”
Thanks George! Good to hear from you and read these stories. Keep creating the personal work. Everyone can see more from George over here.