Ed Piskor, creator of the Brain Rot/The Hip Hop Family Tree comics here at BB, has won the Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House's graphic novelist residency.
The three-week residency is designed to provide a graphic artist/writer with an opportunity to develop a work-in-progress. The recipient will receive a stipend and housing in the two-bedroom apartment located in the historic home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber. Ed Piskor began his comics career at age 21, drawing American Splendor strips written by underground comics legend Harvey Pekar. He has since published the graphic novel Wizzywig about the history of hacking and is currently publishing The Hip Hop Family Tree as a weekly comic at BoingBoing.net. In addition to researching and producing new work, he will take part in public events during his stay in Columbus. An exhibition of his artwork will be on view at Columbus Museum of Art.