"THE HIGHEST HUMAN ACT IS TO INSPIRE.”
Greetings and welcome.
My name is T Edward Bak. I create comics, illustrations, logos and paintings. I am interested in the history, vitality, and utility of comics as a visual storytelling medium, but appreciate many forms of writing, visual art, and music. I used to play the accordion but not so much these days. Lucky you!
I often produce comics and art that explores themes and intersections of culture and ecology. Evolution and biogeography are fascinating to me and I am usually blundering my way through some type of ecology - or ecology-related - text. Reading recommendations are welcome, but I make no promises on comprehension!
Exclusive content is regularly (and irregularly) produced and posted for my PATREON subscribers.
Email me at the link below if you'd like to commission an illustration or a comic or a logo design.
Below is a list of some noteworthy items I've recently put under my belt.
Thanks for making time to check everything out!
Orchid. Sparkplug Comic Books, ed. Dylan Williams & Ben Catmull, 2002.
Service Industry. Dylan Williams/Sparkplug Comic Books, 2005/Bodega Distribution, 2007.
Trouble. The Best American Comics, ed. Lynda Barry, 2008.
Fellowship Award, 2007-2008.
Artist Residency 2009-2011.
Artist Mentor, 2011.
R Crumb GENESIS exhibition, Guest Artist 2011.
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
US State Department/Russian Federation Consulate Grant 2011.
Guest Artist (North America/US)
PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Comics Instructor, 2012; 2015.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART.
Comics Instructor, 2012.
Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability
ONE TRUTH, MANY LIES Residency, 2014.
WILD MAN LECTURE & RESEARCH SERIES 2013-2014
The Center for Cartoon Studies
New York Comics Symposium, Parsons/The New School
Sequential Artist’s Workshop
University of Florida
California College of Art
Texas State University
University of Oregon
WILD MAN Presentation & Lecture, 2016.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
RUSSIANS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST International Conference
Presentation & Lecture, 2018.
ARTS LIBRARIAN SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA CONFERENCE
IN SITE: Special Interests Group.
WILD MAN Presentation & Lecture, 2019.