South Carolina Arts Commission

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Bradd Parton

INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #268



Contact

braddparton@gmail.com
864-872-2843
http://www.braddparton.com


Discipline

  • Media Arts
  • Visual Art
  • Literature


Geographical Availability

  • Upstate
  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country

About


Bradd Parton is an author/illustrator with many picture, activity, and comic books to his credit. He is best known for creating the Alpha-Sketch art style where he draws with just the letters of the alphabet. Every line in an Alpha-Sketch is a letter, and all 26 letters appear once in each illustration. Some of his recent Alpha-Sketch books include I AM NOT A CAT PERSON!, NEEDLES, L, M, N…OH!, O, SAY CAN U C?, and THE LETTERS LOVE THE SEASONS. In 2018 he released THE ALPHA-SKETCH CLASSROOM, a teacher’s manual that allows for easy and effective integration by instructors at all levels. While his work centers on the alphabet, Alpha-Sketch is not about learning the letters but more about perception and point-of-view. His presentations are geared toward the elementary and middle school levels and include animation, live drawing, readings, and a game where participants guess what the artist is drawing one letter at a time. Bradd is a nationally certified teacher and has been successfully working with students of all ages since 1999. In addition to his self-published books, Bradd’s work has been published by Dark Horse Comics and Mad Monster Magazine among others.


Reviews


Camellia Harris

CE Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts

Mr. Parton combines his art with competition to make a fun day for your students. But the best thing he does is he creates a book for your students, parents, and staff about your school. He is easy to work with to plan the book and your event. He is also reasonably priced.

(November 24, 2021)

Gold Star 1 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 2 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 3 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 4 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 5 for Rating 5/5

Katie Atkins

Boiling Springs Elementary

Mr. Parton came to our school for an author visit. Mr. Parton made the entire process from booking to the presentation easy and seamless. The kids enjoyed his presentation, they were in awe of how he creates his illustrations.

(November 24, 2021)

Gold Star 1 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 2 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 3 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 4 for Rating 5/5
Gold Star 5 for Rating 5/5

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