Kurt Brugel

I have been at this drawing thing since 1969. Professionally speaking since 1986. Drawing is everything to me as an artist. I'm always drawing. I even draw in my free time. I enjoy drawing anything. To observe something and then record it on a piece of paper with a pencil gives me an awe-inspiring feeling. The human figure is the most inspirational subject to draw, for me. It's the main attraction to why I love to draw comic books. One has to have an amazing understanding of anatomy in order to create all of these spontaneous poses from panel to panel. I frequently attend figure drawing sessions at DCAD (my local art school) or at a friend's studio. I'll never get tired of drawing the human form.

Like comic books, illustrating stories brings a challenge to how one can honestly contribute a provoking image to accompany written words. I'm an avid follower of the Howard Pyle school of illustration. Telling a story with your picture by contributing something more than simply describing a passage from the text is the illustrator's goal. This edict still resounds with me today.

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Kurt Brugel


Graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) 1988 - 1992

Book illustrator 1992 - present

Book Publisher 2016 - present

Online Management for Fine Artists & Fantasy Artists 2018 - present

Art Educator 1992 - present

Private Art Lessons

DCAD Workshops

Comic Book Artist & Writer 1992 - present

Trader Joe’s In-store Artist 2004 - 2007

Trader Joe’s Assistant Store Manager 2007 - 2014

Website Designer 1996 - present

Animator 1999 - 2001

Idea-man and creative problem solver.

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