Featured Guest: Gary Hallgren
Paint & Pixel is pleased to welcome featured cartoonist, Gary Hallgren!
Gary Hallgren grew up in a farming county in Western Washington but studied painting and design at Western Washington State College. Gary decided he wanted to be an underground cartoonist after seeing Zap Comix #2, and in 1970, he met Dan O’Neill, who he soon teamed up with, along with several other artists, to produce Air Pirates Funnies. The comix series contained parody versions of Mickey Mouse, which led to a highly-publicized lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company that was ultimately settled out of court.
Gary Hallgren’s work has since appeared in numerous publications, including National Lampoon, Rolling Stone, Hustler, Forbes, Business Week, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Men’s Health, The Wall Street Journal, Mad Magazine and Entertainment Weekly.
For more work by Gary, visit his website www.garyhallgren.com.