Design Lecture Series Features Expert Illustrators On Nov. 10 In The Twin Cities

digital illustration- drew blomEver wondered what it takes to illustrate a graphic novel or comic book? Learn from two illustrators as they describe their experiences designing pieces from comics to magazine covers. During a one-of-a-kind design lecture series in the Twin Cities, two design industry experts will provide fantastic insights into the artistic process in narrative illustration.

Join us November 10 at the Rasmussen College - Brooklyn Park, MN college campus Technology & Design Center for an insider’s look at editorial and comic art from the perspective of creative professionals Brent Schoonover and Drew Blom.

This is an evening you won’t want to miss. Attend at the campus or watch our live online broadcast via



Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. CT


There is no cost to attend this event


Rasmussen College in Brooklyn Park, MN - Technology & Design Center

8245 93rd Ave N.

Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

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About Brent Schoonover:

Brent was born in a small town called South Beloit Illinois, filling his brain with horror movies, comics, and cartoons. Choosing to draw fantastic characters as oppose to doing his homework, Brent moved to the twin cities to pursue a degree in Illustration at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Since graduating Brent has become a freelance illustrator based in St. Paul, MN by day, and comic book artist by night. His creator owned project Horrorwood was published in 2006 by Ape Entertainment.

About Drew Blom:

Drew is an illustrator and graphic design instructor in Minneapolis. He has done graphic novels, children's books and character design for animation. Drew has been involved in the production of a number of animated projects, including Me and Jessie D, The Moodsters, Auto-B-Good, and 20th Century Fox’s theatrical short and video series, Bug Rangers. He was art director, generated concept art, and led the design of Armor Quest. He has also served award-winning, family-friendly animation studio Wet Cement Productions as art director and character animator. He recently completed drawing and inking for The Gadarene, a graphic novel.

Allie Gray Freeland

Allie Gray is an Online Marketing Manager for Rasmussen College. In her position, she drives online promotion and content production for Rasmussen College School of Business, School of Technology and Design, and School of Nursing. Allie has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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