Santiago Cohen

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Santiago Cohen (born 1954) is a cartoonist, animator, fine artist and graphic novel illustrator based in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Santiago studied communication design in the Metropolitan University in Mexico followed by a MFA in Pratt Institute in Brooklyn NY. His art appears constantly in dignified newspapers, magazines, books and TV. Santiago has illustrated books for: Marshall Cavendish, GP Putnam, Viking, Zanner-Bloser, Houghton Mifflin, Warner, Golden Books, Chronicle and Blue Apple. He designed Christmas cards for MoMA in NY.

He has been a film animation director and designer for the Ink Tank animation company in New York, and his work includes 24 "Troubles the Cat" shorts for the Cartoon Network and Sesame Workshop, segments for HBO specials, network ID's for the French children's channel TF! Jeunesse, six bumpers for TELE-TV, and spots for The Long Island Savings Bank and Toys R' Us, and outside of the Ink Tank, three 15-second segments for Sesame Street.

Santiago has had individual and collective art shows in New York and Mexico. He designed the original Comedy Central logo. His graphic novel "The Fifth Name" received a grant from the Xeric foundation. He designed two wine labels for Clyde Thomas wines. His latest project is an epic painting project of 1000 oil paintings telling his life in an ex-voto style.

He also teaches animation to public school children.

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