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Tim Lane

Lecturer, Drawing


Bixby 215

Campus Box 1031

Tim Lane is a graphic novelist and freelance illustrator. His most recent graphic novel, Abandoned Cars, published by Fantagraphics Books, was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Collection of Stories and has been translated into French and Spanish. The paperback edition of Abandoned Cars was released in April 2010. Lane's comics are widely published in anthologies, including Fantagraphics' Hotwire and MOME, the Kean Review, Smoke Signal, and DC Comic's Bizarro World. He also contributes infographics to the Believer Magazine, the most recent of which appears in the September 2013 issue.

Lane's next graphic novel, The Lonesome Go, was published through Fantagraphics Books in spring 2014. He also produced a biographical graphic novel about the actor Steve McQueen for Quayside Publishing, which was published in winter 2015.

As a freelance illustrator, Lane's clients include Rolling Stone, Wired, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Utne Reader, The Boston Globe, and Believer Magazine, among many others. His work regularly appears on The New York Times OP-ED page, and was recently included in a book covering the history of The New York Times OP-ED page from its inception to the present, titled All the Art That's Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn't): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page (edited by former New York Times art director Jerelle Kraus and published by Columbia University Press).

Lane's sketchbook work was included in the sketchbook anthology GRAPHIC: Inside Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers, edited by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico and published by The Monacelli Press in 2012.

Lane has produced weekly "illustrated columns" for the New York Press and the Riverfront Times, as well as producing "comic feature stories." He currently teaches drawing in the Sam Fox School.