I have taught art in middle school for over a decade now. I have seen a lot of amazing things from kids and some from teachers as well. I have also seen a lot of things that need to change. I have been an illustrator and gallery artist for years but it was always comics I loved best. In 2015 it dawned on me that I had a lot to say about art and teaching and comics would be a fun way to do it. So now, I continue to teach, make comics and ride bicycles around the Midwest.
CHRIS MOSTYN Springfield MO. CONTACT ME ON THE CONTACT PAGE B. January 1968 EDUCATION 2008 (Masters of Arts in Teaching) – Missouri State University 2004 (Masters of Arts in Visual Studies) – University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo NY 2000 (Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies) – Baptist Bible Graduate School of Theology, Springfield MO 1994 (Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministry) – Baptist Bible College, Springfield MO 1987-1989 (Awarded Associates Degree Liberal Arts 2013) – (Studied art and design) Monroe Community College, Rochester NY TEACHING / SPEAKING EXPERIENCE Fall 2005- present: Hickory Hills Middle School (6th-8th grade Art) Fall 2017 Guest Speaker Missouri State University Art Education Department 2017 MAEA Council Member Fall & Spring 2017/2018 MAEA conference presenter. (Illustrated Journaling and Empowering students through art/ comics.) Fall 2016- MAEA Conference Presenter (Journal Workshop) Fall & Spring 2016- MAEA Conference Presenter (Zines In The Classroom) Summer 2009 Adjunct Professor: Drury University (Foundations) Summer 2008 Adjunct Professor: Drury University (Foundations) Spring 2005 Instructor: Daemen College (Intermediate illustration) Spring 2005 Instructor: Buffalo state College (Design 101, Photoshop) Fall 2004 Instructor: Daemen College (Publication design) Fall 2004 Instructor: Buffalo state College (Design 101 2 sections) 2004 Guest speaker: Digital Comics Workshop (University of New York at Buffalo) 2004 Guest teacher: Amherst Baptist Church (Mini-comic workshop) 2004 Guest teacher: UB Anderson Gallery (Mini-comic workshop) 2003 Guest speaker: Visual Studies Speaker Series (University of New York at Buffalo) 2003 Guest speaker: Old Dominion University, Norfolk VA. (Printmaking) 2002-2004 Teaching assistant: University of New York at Buffalo (Visual Literacy, Illustration, Typography) 1999-2001 Guest speaker: Southwest Missouri State University (Illustration) 1998-2000 Substitute teacher: Baptist Bible College (Old Testament, Bible History) 1994, 1995, 2001 Guest speaker: Monroe Community College, Rochester NY (Illustration) WORK EXPERIENCE 2013 – creator of the Local Legends T-shirt line in conjunction with Swagbot Local 2011-2012 Creator and designer for the “Plug and the Paddywhacks” app for iPhone and iPad 2005 – Present: Gallery Artist / Zine Publisher 2002-Present: Freelance illustrator 1997-2002: Full-time illustrator / designer / graphics artist: Springfield News Leader 1994-1997: Freelance illustrator AWARDS/ GRANTS / PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 2016 MAEA Council Member 2009 Foundations Grant ($500) 2008 Foundations Grant ($1600) 2005 Member National Art Education association 2005 Member Missouri State Teachers’ Association 2005 Contributing member: www.artdorks.com 2005 Member College Art Association 2002 Runner up: Best of Gannett News Design (Informational Graphics) 1999 Second Place: M.O.A.K. Associated Press award (Informational Graphics) GROUP / SOLO SHOWS 2015 Post It Show (Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles) 2014 Post It Show (Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles) 2013 Post It Show (Giant Robot 2, Los Angeles) 2012 invited to participate in the Cartoon Network 20th anniversary show at San Diego Comicon 2012 “Don't Wake Daddy 7” Show in Hamburg Germany) 2009 Kindness Is In Short Demand (Solo Show) (Good Girl Art Gallery, Springfield, MO) 2008 Mr. Mostyn’s Monsterama (Solo Show) (Good Girl Art Gallery, Springfield, MO) 2008 Cartoon Madness Show (Alcove Gallery, Atlanta, GA.) 2007 Don’t Wake Daddy II (Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg Germany) 2007 The Green Exhibition (Robert Berman Gallery. Santa Monica CA) 2007 Art Dork Collective (Thinkspace Gallery, Los Angeles CA) 2007 Art Dorks Squared (McCaig Wells Gallery, New York NY) 2006 Don’t Wake Daddy (Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg Germany) 2006 The MO Show (Gallery 405, Springfield Mo.) 2006 That New Dork Smell (Toy Room Gallery, Sacramento CA) 2006 Pen and Ink (Park Central Gallery, Springfield, MO.) 2006 SMASH Art Dorks show (Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA.) 2006 Three Feet High (Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ) 2005 Exquisite Corpse Mail Art Show (Mercer Gallery, Rochester NY) 2005 Art Dorks Group Show “Curious Organism” (Hope Gallery, New Haven, CT.) 2005 Halloween Show (Hope Gallery, New Haven, CT.) 2005 Cartoon Madness Show (Alcove Gallery, sponsored by Cartoon Network) 2005 5Å~5 Inside Show (Hope Gallery, New Haven, CT.) 2005 ATE-BIT BITES solo works (One-Hour Gallery) 2005 Kindness Conspiracy show (Glover Gallery, Norfolk VA.) 2005 Guest artist “Music Is Art Live” TV show. (Center For the Arts, SUNY @ Buffalo, Buffalo NY.) 2004 Guest artist Buffalo Comicon 2004 MFA Thesis Show (UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo NY) 2004 Invitational Illustration Show (Mercer Gallery, Rochester NY) 2004 Graduate exchange show with Guelph University (Ontario Canada) 2003 “Operation” (University at Buffalo Art Department Gallery, Buffalo NY) 2003 One-Hour Gallery Show (One-Hour Gallery, Buffalo NY) 2002 “Shelf Life” (University at Buffalo Art Department Gallery, Buffalo NY) 1997 An Exhibition in Collage (Mercer Gallery, Rochester NY) 1994 13th Annual Mail Art Show (Mercer Gallery, Rochester NY) PUBLICATIONS / CLIENTS 2016 Cover Art Popeye Comics (Yoe Books, IDW) 2015 Doodlers Anonymous Epic Coloring Book 2013 Color Ink Book 2012 Lark Books “The Best of 500 Ceramics” 2012 “Doodlers Anonymous Coloring Book 2” 2012 Mark Murphy Designs “Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Book and Zine” 2009 Hive III Comics Anthology 2008 Lark Books “500 Plates and Chargers 2008 Lark Books “500 Plates and Chargers 2007 Hive I, II, IV, V Comics Anthologies 2007 The Narrative Corpse Anthology 2 2006 The Narrative Corpse Anthology 2006 Shiot Crock 51 artists APA moderated by K. Thor Jensen 2005 “The Steaming Pile” an ongoing column for www.artdorks.com (site now defunct) 2004 The Quill 2003 The Progressive