Tali Alisa Hafoka's exhibition Carried Across on view now in the Street Gallery

Between Panels

Aug 29, 2014 – Sep 12, 2014

Lobby: AUG 29 – SEP 12
Live Drawing Experience: AUG 29 | 6-9 PM | See who’s coming. RSVP on Facebook>

How would you define contemporary storytelling? Do comic books fit within that definition?  With the depth of story and character development found in most comic books and graphic novels, does that distinction need to be made anymore? For Between Panels, local comic book artist and illustrator, Brandon Dayton, brings together a group of similarly minded artists to examine the art of the comic book, the stories told within, and the process by which they are created.

Join us August 29th for a live collaborative exquisite corpse drawing experience by this group of artists to see how they respond to each other’s way of drawing and storytelling.



Brandon Dayton
Dayton has worked in animation, illustration and concept art. He has created concept art for multiple titles for EA Games and for Disney Infinity. In 2008, he contributed writing and art to Impact Book’s Making Faces. In 2009 he self published his first mini-comic, Green Monk which was selected for the YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens Booklist. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and two awesome children. brandondayton.com

Matthew Armstrong
Armstrong illustrated the New York Times bestselling The Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up with pop-ups by Robert Sabuda and The Return to Narnia picture book, which was based on Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis,  Rhino, Rhino, Sweet Potato by Francine Prose as well as wrote and illustrated Jane and Mizmow. His comics have appeared in the Flight series, Explorer and Reality Not Included, Tori Amos’s Comic Book Tatoo and Belle and Sebastian’s Put That Book Back On The Shelf.  Armstrong has worked as a Video Game developer over ten years contributing concept art and story to such games as War of the Monsters, Warhawk, Toy Story 3 and Cars 2. Currently he is working on Disney Infinity. Armstrong lives with his wife and kids in Sugar House Utah in an old house surrounded by humongous old trees. matthewart.com

Derek Hunter
Award winning artist Derek Hunter has a passion for drawing and storytelling that is matched only by his love of Slurpees. Whether it’s through comics, storybooks or as background designer on Cartoon Network’s hit show “Adventure Time”, Derek aims to fill your brain noodles with a unique brand of imagination-filled wonder and excitement! pirateclub.com

Ryan Ottley
Ottley is an American comic book artist who broke into comics professionally in 2004 with “The Walking Dead” writer Robert Kirkman on the Eisner-nominated Best New Series “Invincible” for Image Comics. 10 years later, Ottley still penciling incredible art on “Invincible” and loving it. ryanottley.com

Tim Odland
Odland is an aspiring comic artist and writer. He graduated Weber State with a BFA degree in Visual Communication with an emphasis on Illustration. Upon graduating, he worked at Skullcandy as a graphic designer/illustrator. There he worked on everything from ads, apparel, packaging, to product. Soon after, he became specialized in product graphics and color ways. Skullcandy gave him the opportunity to work with such companies as Nike, Hurley, The NBA, Santa Cruz, Kid Robot, Dr Peper, Complex Magazine, and a variety of musicians from Mixmaster Mike to Metallic. Currently he’s working with writer Doug Wagner on his first Graphic novel, “Beware the Eye of Odin.” timodland.blogspot.com

Jake Parker
Parker is an illustrator based in Utah. For the last 15 years he’s worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. He’s lived in six states, working at the best studios with the most amazing and talented people in the country. He now freelances out of his home studio. http://mrjakeparker.com/