Pixels, Paint, Sawdust, and Sparks!
“I’m doing work to make myself laugh.”
Paul is an Editorial Cartoonist, Illustrator, and Professor of Art who applies his skill to Humorous Cartoons, Graphic Novels, Editorial Cartoons, Painting, Sculpture, Automata, and Woodworking. The work begins in Paul's sketchbook. “I've been carrying a sketchbook since 1975, documenting my surroundings and writing down ideas. I prefer to use a Blackwing Palomino pencil on Strathmore paper, but lately I'll draw and hand letter in my sketchbook, then the art is scanned into the computer for finalizing on my Wacom Cintiq™." Paul holds a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and an MFA in Illustration from the University of Hartford. He been accepted as a member of the Society of Illustrators NY and the Illustrator’s Club of DC, MD and VA. He lives in Northern Virginia with is family, surrounded by some very nice neighbors that aren't put off by the occasional roar of chainsaw carving.
Zdepski's Editorial Cartoons are featured weekly online or various news venues. You can also see his large format cartoons in the pages of the Magic Bullet , Washington D.C.'s only Comics Newspaper, brought to you by the DC Conspiracy cartoonist's collective.
Paul Zdepski is also known for his Three Dimensional work in Wood and Resin. He lectures on all aspects of his work, and is always trying something new. He creates art in autobiographic and humorous veins. His work is widely available online, in printed publications and by commission.
Featured Artist at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Summer 2023
"Breakfast Time" included in the Society of Illustrators NYC, Comics and Cartooning Annual, 2016