Last week, I had the chance to work with author Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant with a caricature project. She’s using the “Caricature by Kerry” to promote her upcoming book entitled, Branding Like A Superstar: Rock That Band that will come out in May 2013.
Book 1 in the That Literary Lady Knows Series.
Here’s the link to the 4th issue of the Spectra comic book. Available from PhysicsCentral.com.
I recently had a great time interacting with children from Alfred Street Baptist Church in Arlington, Va. I was there to provide the kids drawing tips talked about my many projects including my webcomic Harambee Hillsand the children’s book that I recently illustrated You Can’t Move an Elephant in One Day by Nicolle Brazil.
From a recent press write-up:
Kerry G. Johnson: Award-winning cartoonist encourages children to follow their artistic dreams
What does it take to become a successful cartoonist and caricaturist? That was one of the many questions asked of Kerry G. Johnson, an award-winning cartoonist, caricaturist and graphic designer, who spoke recently to a group of children at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria,Va.
His answer: “You have to practice drawing everyday and never give up on your goal of getting your work published.”
Johnson, of Columbia, Md., was invited to talk to the third- and fourth-graders as part of the church’s Black History Month program. He told them that he began drawing while in kindergarten and knew he was destined to become an artist after winning first place in an art contest.
“I never thought that I would get paid to be an artist, but happened for me, and it can happen for you,” he said.