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Alicia Czechowski is a painter and draftsman, occasional sculptor and illustrator. She is so far from being a best-selling author as to be almost the inverse. With Paisley Invasion, a graphic novel/coloring book, her pictorial writing aims to actualize the concept that a picture is worth a thousand words (at least). PI is also a fair representation of Czechowski’s perception of human nature in its modern domesticated form.
She has taught painting, figure drawing, and artistic anatomy, and was Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in the US, Europe, and Japan, and are in public and private collections. Her illustrations have appeared on book covers and in periodicals including WaPo, NYT, Cosmopolitan, and in The New Yorker for which she did over 200 illustrations. She is not married and has no children or dog, and detests coffee. She is an avid label-reader skeptical as to the alleged number of calories per 1/4 cup.
Winning Entry: Paisley Invasion
Contest Won: North Street Book Prize 2022, First Prize