Robert Gluckson Arts Resume

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Author of “Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun," a how-to manual for teachers and artists.
Moderator "Teach Cartooning” Panel at 2011 San Diego Comic Con
Co-author of Tarcher books “The Illustrated History of Men’s Magazines” (Sex Pulps and Tijuana Bibles chapters).
Author/speaker for the Southern Oregon University “Contemporary Comics show, providing website content, docent lecture, and video production "The History of Words and Pictures,” presented on community access television.
Reviewer and critic of E.C. artists (“The Comics Journal”) and Seattle regional comics events (the CoCa show sponsored by the The Comics Journal) for “Reflex” magazine, two of which received King County Arts Commission Grants.
Tijuana Bibles (the underground sex comics of the 1930s) scholar, with a master’s thesis, “The Tijuana Bible Story” articles for StarHead comics, and researcher for the Abelman and Spiegleman’s Tijuana Bibles compendium.
Fan editor, writer, and publisher, of “Guts, the Magazine with Intestinal Fortitude" (1963 – 1969) and “Graphic Illusions,” (1971) and “Inkling,” a high circulation free comics adzine (1968).
Contributor and letter writer to 1964 – 1971 fanzines, CAPA-Alpha, APA-L, “the Farce of Fandom” and Clay Geerdes “Comix World.”

Artist/Director/Writer of Puppet Shows and Clown Plays
Art director for website production company Good Cause Marketing
Cover artist and illustrator for “Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun”
Poster artist
Performance artist, clown, and puppeteer

Library puppet show with Zippedy the Clown presenting clown magic and “Florachica Joins the Circus.” Eureka, California, 2010.
Parades at Plan It Green Expo, Arcata, California, 2009 – 2010.
Performance artist and birthdays as Zippedy the Clown: Fourth of July parades, fairs, walkabouts, and birthday parties, California, Oregon and Montana, 2002-2006.
Puppeteer and Playwrite for North Mountain Park Environmental Education program, Ashland, Oregon, 2005 - 2006.
"Florichica Joins the Circus," puppet playwriting and performance, Laguna Beach, 2006.
Gibberish Party and Performance, co-director and creator, Laguna Beach, 2006.
"Professor Marvel's Magic Theater" at the invitational Great Small Theater Exhibition, New York City, 2005.
"Whitney and the Fairy" puppet show on Professor Marvel's Magic Theater, Clown performances, including audience sing-alongs and joke-telling, Ashland Lithia Fountain and Grill, 2004.
Youth Parade and Performance facilitator, incorporating artwork, clowning, performance art, ritual theater, puppetry, and parades, at Good Medicine Gathering, NFCC Summer Camp, and Northwest Sufi Camp, California and Oregon, 2004.
Ashland World Wellness Weekend Clown parade and walkabout, Summer 2004.
Writer and performer in "The Cosmic Clown Show," as Zippedy-da-Guru Clown, a satirical play about New Age spirituality; Center for Spiritual Discovery, Medford, Oregon, 2003, Wilderness Dance Camp, Utah, and St. Mark's Church, Livingston, Montana, 2002.
Television commentator and writer, the Northwest Teleweb Project (a combined TV and Internet online course); ten segments shown throughout Puget Sound, Washington, 1998 - 2004.
Actor for "Political Playhouse" public television show: Television News Announcer, Corrupt Politician, Professor Stoner, College Professor, Seattle, Washington, 1994 - 1999.
Hungarian Dance Performer, for malls and cruise ship, Seattle, Washington, 1996 - 1999.
Rainbow Lights Multi-Media Light Show Producer, Mendocino and Humboldt Counties, California, 1974 - 1986; revived for exhibition at "What Happened to the Hippies" lectures and workshops in Ohio and Washington, 1989 - 1995.
Harlequin Performance at the Grand Opening of the Rainbow Ballroom, West Hollywood, 1972.

Science Fiction and Comic Book Fan
Fan editor, writer, and publisher, 1962 – 1971 (see Writer entrees) Comic Book Dealer (mail order catalogs, ads, and conventions, the first San Diego Cons).
Co-founder of the L.A. Comic Book Club, circa 1964
Co-producer of early fan convention: the “Festival of Imagination,” about L.A. Comics Scenester with Mark Evanier, Scott Shaw, Bruce Simon, Barry Siegel, Jeff Gluckson, Craig Miller, Bill Stout, Keith Tucker, Bill Mumy, Burt Blum, and our cousin fan friends in San Diego and San Francisco.
Science Fiction fan: member of LASFS and contributor to Apa-L.

Cartooning workshops: about one hundred one to eight-session workshops offered through community colleges, art museums, libraries, and parks.
University courses in film, journalism, and mass media; since 1994.
Comic book history scholar and editor Southern Oregon University Extended Campus Programs: "Storyboarding" and "Art and Science of Harry Potter Magic" programs at regional Junior High Schools, Southern Oregon, 2005 - 2006.
Mask-making and Parade Art Playshops for the Ashland North Mountain Park Earth Day All-Species Parade. Coordinator and Ringmaster, networking between artists, teachers, and community groups, Southern Oregon 2005.
Art Workshops that inspire youths and adults to unleash their creative potential, linking academics with creative activities, and encouraging the study of natural history, consumer awareness, and critical thinking. Taught for art museums, park departments, and schools in Washington, Montana, and Oregon, including the Schneider Art Museum and the Rogue Valley Youth Correctional Facility. 1989 - present.
Journalism and Film Instructor, Humboldt State University, Southern Oregon University, Rogue Community College, Vashon Alternative School, North Seattle Community College; Washington, Oregon, and California, 1994 - 2010.

Master’s in Communications, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1993. Thesis topic: Sex Comics of the 1930s.
Master’s in Popular Culture, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1989
Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications with a Public Relations emphasis, Humboldt State University, California, 1985.
RVTV Television Producer, ten week Production Class certification, 2002.
Laughter Yoga Training and Certification from Jeffrey Briar, Laguna Beach, California, 2005.
Camp Winnarainbow, Wavy Gravy's Clown Camp; with guidance in stage presence with Txi Whizz, character development with Moshe Cohen, and theater games with Wavy Gravy, Mendocino, California, 2004.
Mentoring by Alicia "Bubbles" Bonnet, in clowning and balloon twisting, for fairs, walkabouts, parades, and birthdays, 2003 - 2004.
Training in Teaching Cartooning from Leonard Rifas, 1992.

Puppetry Production Grant, $4000 Celebration Foundation, 2006.
Clown Education and Parade Performance Grant, $4000, Celebration Foundation, 2004.
King County Arts Commission Grants for Arts Criticism in "Reflex" Magazine, 1997-1998.