Gregory Scheckler crafts writing and art. His writings can be found at the Berkshire Review for the Arts, The Mind’s Eye, Winglet Books, and Thought & Action. Since the early 90’s, his artworks were in over a hundred exhibits at venues such as Ferrin Gallery and Metro One Gallery, One West Art Center, the Boyden Gallery at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the Bennington Museum, the Center for the Visual Arts Gallery at Illinois State University, and the National Science Foundation. In addition, he serves as Professor of Art at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, where he founded the art major programs. He is an Eliot Honors Graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, and also holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Notre Dame. He is a proud graduate of workshops from the James Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, and the Clarion West Writers Workshop. He envisions the arts as survival strategies, playgrounds, vivid storytelling, rich ways of thinking, and core functions of our humanity. When he’s not writing, artmaking, or teaching, he and his wife ski, hike and bike the Berkshires and tend their solar-powered home in the company of two fuzzy cats.
These three artworks were inspired by comics and hint at or mimic the forms of comics without adding up into concrete, coherent stories. So I call them ‘pseudo-comics.’ Compared to many contemporary graphic novels, the drawing style is much looser and more gestural, and the storytelling provides a set of puzzle pieces that can be assembled by the viewer into a story-like sequence. The drawings are equally as whimsical as they are full of science-fiction references; viewers might recognize hints of Godzilla monster movies, films like Silent Running, and old-fashioned bubble vehicles, robots, and space elevators.