Comic artist teaching at Kennesaw State
KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 28, 2021) — Looking back on her career, comic artist June Brigman feels fortunate that she makes a living doing what she loves. Professor of comic storytelling art at Kennesaw State University’s School of Art and Design (SOAAD), and co-creator of Marvel’s superhero series Power Pack, Brigman still loves drawing comic books and comic strips.
“I’ve been incredibly fortunate that, somehow, I’ve hung in there and I still get to draw funny books,” she says. Originally from Norcross, she studied life drawings and spent a summer in her teens working at Six Flags Over Georgia as a pastel portrait artist, drawing about 600 portraits, mostly children. She couldn’t have known then what a big influence this would play in her career.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.