Becoming Andy Warhol by Pierce Hargan

Pierce Hargan is a freelance illustrator, storyboard artist, and writer. He was born in Los Angeles, California. Between 2007 and 2008 he helped building the set-up and equipment for the 2008 San Diego Comic Con. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he obtained his bachelor of arts in 2012. In 2011 he made a contribution to the short film 'Picture Me' (2011) by Rebecca Panian. The picture is about two young people who - despite living next to each other - are too shy to tell one another they are in love. The male character in the film, Noah, works as a painter and comic artist. Hargan drew a three page comic about a character named 'Obscura' to be used in the film.

Hagan made a graphic adaptation of the classic fairy tale 'Hansel and Gretel' in 2012. He told the story from two points of view. The first half focuses on Gretel's final hours in captivity, while the second half revolves around Hansel's captivity. He illustrated the children's book 'The Giraffe Who Knows Too Much' (2012), which was created for a 2012 short film by Eric Tosstorff set in a dystopian future. In the film governments and corporations control all literature. A small five-year old boy has to give up his favorite book, 'The Giraffe Who Knew Too Much', because it got put on a list of censored books. The plot of the book is about a giraffe who tells all the other forest animals not to leave the forest because of its "dangers", while in reality he just wants to eat fruit from a tree outside the woods and keep it all for himself.

The Giraffe Who Knew Too Much
The Giraffe Who Knew Too Much

Between 2013 and 2014 Hargan worked as a photo/art coordinator for Time magazine. In 2016 he drew the graphic novel 'Becoming Andy Warhol' (2016), based on a script by Nick Bertozzi. The comic provides a series of notable moments in the life of painter Andy Warhol, particularly during the 1964 World's Fair, which was a turning point in his career. The artist then clashed with urban planner Robert Moses, architect Philip Johnson and governor Nelson Rockefeller.

Hansel & Gretel

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