Stories and Sketches with Maggie & the Ferocious Beast Creator Michael Paraskevas

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August 22, 2019


Southampton Arts Center


Pre-school & younger, Young elementary, Tween


Stories and Sketches with Maggie & the Ferocious Beast Creator Michael Paraskevas at Southampton Arts Center

Event description:

Join illustrator and children's book author Mickey Paraskevas just before he opens his 40-year retrospective at SAC in the fall for some storytelling and live sketching. Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children's books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two went on to create and write the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon. Two of their other books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. Betty passed away in 2010 and Mickey continues to work on animated projects for a variety of companies. His large scale beach paintings have sold all over the world through his gallery in the Hamptons. Michael Paraskevas works in acrylic, oil, watercolor or whatever the mood suits him at the moment. He also works digitally since the demands of the current illustration market requires quickness and the ability to change things at the last minute. Michael is always working on something. He is currently writing and drawing a weekly comic, The Green Monkeys for Dan's Papers. He is also writing and drawing Lili and Derek with his wife Maria. Michael Paraskevas likes to draw and doodle on his iPad having fought getting one for ages. He keeps a wide variety of sketchbooks about all the events he likes to go to. Michael and his wife live in Southampton, New York.

Address: 25 Jobs Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
Phone: 631-283-0967