Media Release — The Cartoon Art Museum hosts artist Alberto Serrano (Tito na Rua) on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum visitors will be offered the chance to talk to Alberto about cartooning and graffiti, and will assist in a live presentation of his work. This event is free and open to the public.
Alberto Serrano, a New York native, has been working out of Rio de Janeiro since 2001. He is better known as Tito na Rua, street artist. In 2006 he began self-publishing Burnside and Ashley Burns mini comics. Burnside, The Valentine Blizzard graphic novel was published in 2007. Alberto also started to dabble in graffiti, which led to the creation of Street Comics, a mix of comics and graffiti starring Zé Ninguém and Cao Viralata (Joe Nobody and the Pooch Dog) in 2008. Street Comics was named one of the top 5 graphic novels in “Time Outs 500 ways to experience Brazil”. Street Comics was also featured in the “Thats Novel! Lifting Comics from the page” exhibition, Comica festival 2010, at the London print studio. October 2011 saw the official release of Street Comics Vol.1 at the New York Comic Con.
About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:
The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonist in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists–but were afraid to ask. Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee), Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Michael Jantze (The Norm) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.