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, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 189 Micheels Hall
Phone: 715-232-1547
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


    • 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
    • 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
      • Appalachian Transportation Institute
        Designer and LEGO Robotics Outreach Instructor
        August 2000 - May 2003

Intellectual Contributions


    • 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. .


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


    • 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) . RainTaxi Festival of Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota,
    • Husted, U. (Present) . Stumptown, Portland, Oregon,
    • 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.



    • Evensen, E., Husted, U., Wilker, J., & Fox, K. (February 5, 2015). Kickstarter How-To Panel. , Minneapolis, MN, United States.
    • 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. (2014). Professional Practice in Studio/Comic Art. MCAD: Graduate Critique Seminar,

    Oral Presentation

    • Husted, U. (2011). A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: The Life and Death of Internet Memes. ,
    • Husted, U. (2008). Invisible Cat/Invisible Bike: Exploring Social Authorship through Shared Imagery. ,

    Panel Chair

    • Husted, U. (2011). . Crowd Sourced Funding, Minneapolis, MN.

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


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



      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)