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Leif Peng
Works at Mohawk College, Fennell Campus
Attended Sheridan College
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Frank Furlong: "... the most fulfilling work of my time in commercial art."
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, fueled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Previously Frank described his departure from Detroit and what...
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, fueled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Previously Frank described his...
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Frank Furlong on Fuchs, Freelancing, Reps and the Detroit Graphic Artists Guild
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, fueled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Yesterday we heard about how Frank began establishing his care...
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, fueled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Yesterday we heard about how F...
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Frank Furlong on Guppies, Whales... and Koi.
Thanks to the show Madmen , even those who've never had a passing connection to the industry now get the gist of the day-to-day workings of a New York City advertising agency during the mid-20th century. Less well known (and much less documented) is what li...
Thanks to the show Madmen, even those who've never had a passing connection to the industry now get the gist of the day-to-day workings of a New York City advertising agency during the mid-20th century. Less well known (and m...
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Leonard Starr, and the Ultimate Cool
By Thomas B. Sawyer In the wake of the recent death of my closest friend and longtime studio-mate during my illustrator-career, artist/writer Leonard Starr, an unforgettable, eminently character-defining anecdote comes to mind. Back around 1971, Leonard Sta...
By Thomas B. Sawyer In the wake of the recent death of my closest friend and longtime studio-mate during my illustrator-career, artist/writer Leonard Starr, an unforgettable, eminently character-defining anecdote comes to min...
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The End... and a New Beginning
"Hey buddy; a studio space just opened up here. But it'll be gone by this afternoon... if you want it, you're going to have to grab it right now." It was a call from my good friend and fellow storyboard artist, Jeff Norwell . Jeff and I had met on the first...
"Hey buddy; a studio space just opened up here. But it'll be gone by this afternoon... if you want it, you're going to have to grab it right now." It was a call from my good friend and fellow storyboard artist, Jeff Norwell. ...
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A fabulous recounting of the career of an amazing talent and all around great guy...
Tom in his office at his Malibu Home “Get over it.” Tom Sawyer says it’s the best advice you can give people. A few years back I had the chance to meet one of my artist heroes, Leonard Starr, who was in Southern Cal...
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Frank Furlong: "Goodbye Lions and Hello Cowboys."
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, feuled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Previously Frank talked about the illustrator's life in Detroi...
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, feuled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Previously Frank talked about ...
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"We're selling Fords, not Furlongs."
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, fueled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Yesterday Frank recounted his earliest experiences as an appre...
Frank Furlong was a young illustrator in Detroit during the mid-20th century when that city, fueled on high-octane auto industry dollars, was as much an epicenter of advertising art as New York. Yesterday Frank recounted his...
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Frank Furlong on Ardy Kazarozian, "the least commercial artist I've met."
It started with a comment on an old post I'd written about a series of ads that stood apart from the vast majority of car illustrations of the time. After some detective work I'd determined these beautiful stylizations were the work of Charles Wysocki. Fran...
It started with a comment on an old post I'd written about a series of ads that stood apart from the vast majority of car illustrations of the time. After some detective work I'd determined these beautiful stylizations were t...
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Will Davies, Teacher
As a young man, Will Davies studied at the Ontario College of Art. Looking at the eager, smiling student in this mid-1940s photo, I doubt he could have imagined that one day he would become one of the college's most revered and respected instructors. Will's...
As a young man, Will Davies studied at the Ontario College of Art. Looking at the eager, smiling student in this mid-1940s photo, I doubt he could have imagined that one day he would become one of the college's most revered a...
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Today's Inspiration Returns! - With The Art of Will Davies
It's been a year since I put the Today's Inspiration blog on hiatus, but today I'm very please to turn the lights back on so I can share some exciting news with you: I'm in the midst of producing my first book, "The Art of Will Davies." For those who don't...
It's been a year since I put the Today's Inspiration blog on hiatus, but today I'm very please to turn the lights back on so I can share some exciting news with you: I'm in the midst of producing my first book, "The Art of Wi...
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A new blog to celebrate the work of an exception (if lesser known) illustrator of the mid-20th century...
There are some illustrators of the mid-century whose work I have come across time and again in my collection of old magazines about whom there is virtually no information available online or in reference books. One such artis...
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I draw pictures and teach at Mohawk College in the Graphic Design program
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  • Mohawk College, Fennell Campus
    Professor of Graphic Arts, 2009 - present
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I'm an illustrator, cartoonist and graphic art educator
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  • Sheridan College
    Illustration, 1981 - 1985