Maximilian Bode

Maximilian Bode is a born and bred New Yorker; he was raised in the tough streets of soho, where he lived until he moved to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute — he graduated with a BA in communication design. A year before graduating, his work was being published in the New Yorker, The New York Times, and a slew of other publications. Out of school he supported himself as a freelance artist; his clients include NASA, Columbia Pictures, MTV, Toyota, Nickelodeon, Vibe Magazine, High Times Magazine, The Financial Times, Paste Magazine, St. Martins Press, Fischer Verlag Press, and many more.

In January of 2006 Max was asked to join the art department of The New Yorker Magazine as an art director, and the youngest employee in their organization. He remained there for five years, all the while focusing on his art. during that time his work was shown in galleries in Brooklyn, the East Village, Dumbo, and Chelsea. He published a three book — 150 page — comic epic with Rotabene Press; the books are printed in German, Japanese, and English. Max has lectured at The Society of Illustrators, Suny Purchase, SVA, Parsons, and Pratt Institute. He has also sat as a judge for the American Illustrations Annual and The Society of Illustrators Annual.

in 2010 Max left The New Yorker to devote more time to his own practice and to teach at Pratt Institute. Since then Max has released a wildly successful video game, blast zone mega, in the itunes store for the iphone and ipod touch. Max’s latest venture has been starting a creative agency called field trip.

This is his second cover for Catch Up.

This was the first.