Comic Strip Steet Art by Tito na Rua

Tito na Rua mural at Clarion Alley, SF

International street artist Alberto “Tito na Rua” Serrano  paid a visit to San Franciso’s Clarion Alley this week. Serrano was born in the Bronx and now lives in Rio de Janeiro with his family. I exhibited next to him at Image Expo and we talked about public art in Brazillian favelas, comics, and second languages.  This marks his latest in a series of narrative murals about a man’s search for lost love. Here’s video of Tito speaking about his work as part of the Rooftops Legends 2011 series:

photo by Josh Ellingson

Josh Ellingson
Josh Ellingson

Josh Ellingson lives and works as an illustrator in San Francisco, California. In 1999, Ellingson graduated art school and headed west. Since then, Josh has contributed artwork to popular publications and websites worldwide and worked with clients ranging from toy makers to tequila companies.
In addition to his illustration and design business, Josh Ellingson is the director for The Local 303, a studio/collective of illustrators and designers in San Francisco, California. The Local 303 provides a professional working environment as well as a space for collaboration, critique and art exhibition. Josh Ellingson also contributes editorial writing and reviews to Hi-Fructose, a contemporary art and culture magazine.