Emerging & Established Artist Exchange: Zelda Vidal & Aaron Renier

Homeroom is excited to announce the first of three Emerging & Established Artist Exchange student & mentor pairings for 2014-2015: Aaron Renier & Zelda Vidal: illustration, book & paper, animation.

Zelda Vidal is an aspiring comic and children's book author and illustrator inspired by "nature, bright colors, Dr. Seuss, Japan, folklore, books, music, Vincent Van Gogh, E.H. Shepard, Quentin Blake and a bajillion other things I see and experience every day." Zelda plans to use mentor Aaron Renier's expertise in illustration and narrative storytelling to self-publish a 30-page book that will be for sale at Quimby's and other Chicago area comic book stores. Zelda's intricate watercolors emit a warmth and coziness perfectly suited to graphic novels and children's literature.