Dr. Ursula Murray Husted

Assistant Professor in Comic and Sequential Art, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Images Editor/Assistant to Editor in Chief, University of Minnesota Press
Design Department
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 189 Micheels Hall
Email: hustedu@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Technical Skills Analog • Painting and Drawing • Comics and Sequential Art • Character Design • Traditional Animation Design – 2-d and Stop Motion • Book Binding and Construction • Illustration • Color Theory • 2-d Design • 3-d Construction (soft sculpture, fibers) • Print Making (relief, screen, etching) Digital • Adobe Creative Suite • Digital Painting/Drawing • Editing and layout • Flash • Animation • XHTML/CSS • Web 2.0 • Moodle • Blackboard • Web Vista • Mac os8-osX+ • Microsoft Windows 95-Vista • Microsoft Office • Micro and Macro Publishing • Photography Collections/Commissions Minneapolis Institute of Art Columbia University, Rare Books Collection San Diego State, Library Target Corporation Private Collections- Minneapolis Private Collection- San Jose Private Collection- Seattle Private Collections- New York City

Research Interests: Memetics and Meme Behavior Internet Subculture Cultural Production and Innovation in the Digital Environment Digital Ethnography/Ethnology Creative Production in Comics/Sequential Art Comics/Sequential Art in Information Design and the Classroom Perceptions of Women in STEM+

Professional Interests: boats, book binding, coelacanths, coffee, comic books, communication, drawing, design, graphic novels, islands, painting, photography and memory, memetics, prehistoric oceans, poetry, roadside attractions, semiotics, small press, strange candy, syllogomania, travel, trilobites

Education

    • Ph D Communication Design
      University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2012
    • MFA Comic and Sequential Art
      Minneapolis College of Art and Design
      Minneapolis, MN, United States, 2007
    • Post-Baccalaureate Course Work in Painting/Fine Art
      Kansas City Art Institute
      2004
    • BFA Graphic Design
      Marshall University
      Huntington, WV, United States, 2004
    • Certificate East Asian Studies
      Kansai Gaidai- Kansai Foreign University
      Osaka, Japan, 2002

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor in Comic and Sequential Art
        2012 -
      • University of Minnesota
        Graduate Lecturer in Design
        2007 - 2012
      • Minneapolis College of Art and Design
        Adjunct Faculty
        2007 - 2010
      • Brown College
        Adjunct Faculty
        2009
      • Appalachian Transportation Institute
        Designer and LEGO Robotics Outreach Instructor
        August 2000 - May 2003

Intellectual Contributions

    Book

    • Husted, U. The Lions of Valletta . .
    • Husted, U. (Working Paper). Etoile de la Mar. .
    • Husted, U. The Lions of Valletta . .
    • Husted, U. Girls Making Comics: A Midsummer Night's Dream. .
    • Husted, U. (Working Paper). Vincent in Arles. .
    • Husted, U. Drawing on Yourself. .
    • Husted, U. Looking Up. .
    • Husted, U. Making Rain. .

    Working Paper

    • Husted, U. (Working Paper). Reliquary. .

    Comic

    • Husted, U. Citypages (Comic). .
    • Husted, U. Citypages (Comic). .

    Portfolio

    • Husted, U. MCAD Graduate Print Portfolio (Portfolio). .
    • Husted, U. MCAD Graduate Print Portfolio (Portfolio). .

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

    Art - Residency

    • Husted, U. (Present) Arctic Circle Foundation Residency.

    Art - Art Works in Publication

    • Husted, U. (2006 - Present) . SpringCon, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (2005 - Present) . FallCon, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (Present) . Santopticlaus, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (Present) . Autopic Festival, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (Present) Faculty Exhibition and New Faculty Lecture Series. University of Wisconsin- Stout,
    • Husted, U. (Present) Sequence Now!. SooVac Gallery.
    • Husted, U. (Present) . Stumptown, Portland, Oregon,
    • Husted, U. (Present) . RainTaxi Festival of Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (Present) . Minneapolis Indie Expo, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (Present) Selected pages from The Lions of Valletta. Minneapolis Indie Expo, MCAD Gallery.
    • Husted, U. (Present) . Minneapolis Indie Expo, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (Present) . MoCCA, New York, New York,
    • Husted, U. (Present) . Alternative Press Expo, San Francisco, California,
    • Husted, U. (Present) Coal Country Sketchbook. MCAD Library.
    • Husted, U. (Present) Dis'Armament (Pascal). MCAD Gallery.
    • Husted, U. (Present) So You Say. Apexart. New York City, New York,
    • Husted, U. (Present) Still Lives. MCAD Gallery.
    • Husted, U. (Present) . San Diego Comic Convention, San Diego, California,

    Art - Exhibition, Group

    • Husted, U. (Present) Lutefisk, Sushi D. International Comics Conspiracy.
    • Husted, U. (Present) Lutefisk, Sushi D. International Comics Conspiracy.
    • Husted, U. (Present) Big Funny- A Tribute to Newspaper Comics. International Comics Conspiracy.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Grant, J. E., & Husted, U. (2015). Graphic Narratives in Medicine: Bridging Art and Science in the Classroom. Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center, Menomonie, WI.
    • Evensen, E., Husted, U., Wilker, J., & Fox, K. (February 5, 2015). Kickstarter How-To Panel. , Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • Husted, U. (2014). Professional Practice in Studio/Comic Art. MCAD: Graduate Critique Seminar,
    • Evensen, E., Husted, U., Svanoe, E., Gitchell, E., & Ducett, A. (April 28, 2014). An Introduction to Kickstarter: Making Stuff & Getting Paid. , Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Husted, U. (2011). A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The Life and Death of Internet Memes. ,
    • Husted, U. (2011). . Crowd Sourced Funding, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Husted, U. (2008). Invisible Cat/Invisible Bike: Exploring Social Authorship through Shared Imagery. ,

Applied Research

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Sponsored Research

    • Grant, J. E., & Husted, U. Interdisciplinary STEAM Research- Illustrating Exemplary Medical Graphic Narratives. Sponsored by Biology Department Inidrect Costs Innovation Funds, $1000.

Reviewer / Editor

    Peer Reviewer

    • NASAD Accreditation of Comics Major (2014 - 2016)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Fellowship

    • Buckman Fellowship For Leadership in Philanthropy, Buckman Foundation (January 2010)

Service

    University

      UW Stout

      • Around the Farm Table Animation Group (2014 - Present)
      • Black Tie Event Committee (2012 - Present)
      • Faculty Advisor, Stout Comics Club (2012 - Present)
      • Stout Visiting Comic Artist Program (2012 - Present)
      • Coordinator, Student Comics Anthology "Lurking in the Gutters" (2012 - Present)
      • Developer, Stout Comics Library (2014)
      • Hiring Committee, Game Design (2013 - 2014)
      • International Committee (2013 - 2014)
      • Public Relations Committee (2012 - 2013)
      • Hiring Committee, Sculpture (2012 - 2013)