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Keith Knight: Visual Arts and Music (Comic Art and Rap)

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, meet artist and rapper Keith Knight who draws on his own life for his comic strip, the K Chronicles.

Don Ed Hardy: Visual Arts (Tattooing)

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, join Don Ed Hardy, one of the world's best-known tattoo artists, as he reflects on his journey from art studio to tattoo parlor and back again. Hardy is internationally recognized as a pioneer in tattooing, having been among the first to cross Western and Japanese tattoo styles. For Hardy, painting and tattooing are not separate activities; rather, they inform one another. With all his artwork, Hardy attempts to create a world of mystery, humor and weird beauty that eludes categorization. 

Paul Madonna: Visual Artist

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Paul Madonna's work captures the subtle and intricate tones, spaces and moods of San Francisco neighborhoods. Madonna draws "All Over Coffee," a lyrical and often enigmatic comic strip published in the San Francisco Chronicle. In this Spark video produced by KQED, catch up with the artist as he begins work on a Mission District scene for his strip.

Visual Arts: Li Huayi (Chinese Landscape Painting) | Spark

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How did creating propaganda posters influence Li Huayi's work? In this thoughtful interview, listen to the artist describe the similarities between Eastern and Western art and how abstract impressionism has impacted his own practice. Original air date: January 2010

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Politcal Cartoonist Mark Fiore

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Meet San Francisco political cartoonist Mark Fiore, who quit his job at a daily newspaper to experiment with a new format -- animated political cartoons for the web.

Victor Cartagena: Visual Arts

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In this Spark video produced by KQED, see how Victor Cartagena draws on memories of the Salvadoran Civil War to create a haunting body of work. Visit with Cartagena as he guides viewers through his artistic process.