Lost in Music


(With Fiamma Cochrane, Richard Nonas, and William Sutton)

Artist George Cochrane takes on the resonant subject of music and its incalculable impact on our lives in this  graphic novel, which features contributions from his daugher, Fiamma Cochrane, as well as those from contemporary artist Richard Nonas and author William Sutton. 

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George Cochrane is a Brooklyn-based artist, graphic novelist, and Associate Professor of Art at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He received his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and his M.F.A. from Hunter College, City University of New York. His work has been exhibited at Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York; Momenta Art, Brooklyn; and Martin Kudlek, Cologne. In 2009, Cochrane presented a paper on collaborating with his daughter, Fiamma, at the College Art Association’s 97th annual conference in Los Angeles. The first three chapters of his autobiographical graphic novel Long Time Gone also debuted in 2009 at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. Chapter 4 of Long Time Gone was exhibited at the Tweed Museum of Art in Duluth, MN, in 2010. In 2021, he showed at the Museo Archeologico dell’Umbia in Perugia, Italy. His most recent project is a groundbreaking fine press edition of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

Fiamma Cochrane is a junior at Smith College pursuing a B.A. in Film/Cinema/Video Studies.

Richard Nonas (1939–2021) was an American sculptor, installation artist, and anthropologist whose work, varying in shape, size, and weight, showed viewers how objects could be used to perceive (and construct) the emotional character of a landscape. Nonas worked for ten years as a cultural anthropologist, studying how indigenous cultures in Mexico, Canada, and Arizona conceptualize space before he began sculpting in the 1960s without formal art education. His first exhibit was in 1971 at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. He exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad.

Born in Scotland, William Sutton is a novelist, musician, and Latin teacher based in Southsea, England. He has written for The London Times, as well as for radio and stage. He is the author of the Campbell Lawless Victorian Mysteries series (2015–2017).