Archive | November, 2007

THE STRANGE FUNGUS IN MR. WINSLOW BY JASON AXTELL

Posted on 26 November 2007 by admin

Former SEQA grad student Jason E. Axtell has self-published “The Strange Fungus In Mr. Winslow.” This comic features the coolest cover I’ve seen in a long time – it’s just so weird! For preview pages, click here.

Fungus

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PROFESSOR McHARGUE: FATHER OF 3 THANKSGIVING

Posted on 22 November 2007 by admin

Here’s a look at the Professor McHargue family Thanksgiving! Click the thumbnail and have a happy T-Day sequentials!

McHargue Thanksgiving

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KEVIN BURKHALTER’S JOURNAL COMICS

Posted on 21 November 2007 by admin

Hey folks, SEQA graduate student Kevin Burkhalter does some kick-ass journal comics! I found his stuff from a link on Jarrett’s Lunar Boy site. There’s a sample below, and you can find more here.

new_journal

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LUNAR BOY VOL. 2 BY JARRETT WILLIAMS

Posted on 20 November 2007 by admin

Graduate student Jarrett Williams has completed Volume II of his Lunar Boy series! This trade paperback contains Chapters 10-16 in the Lunar Boy series, includes prologue, epilogue, and extras after the story! Support your fellow SEQA student and order yours today at www.lulu.com/lunarboy

Also, check out the Lunar Boy prequel Web comic online at www.lunarboyland.com – updates each Tuesday and Friday! Williams’ manga reviews can be heard every other week on the Around Comics podcast! To listen, visit www.aroundcomics.com

The Lunar Boy Vol. 2

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CHAN BRINGS US A DUMMY’S GUIDE TO DANGER

Posted on 20 November 2007 by admin

Viper Comics recently published the four-part miniseries “A Dummy’s Guide to Danger,” which features art by Ron Chan (B.F.A., 2005).

Dummy

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RIDING SHOTGUN WITH YARDLEY AND BOWDEN

Posted on 16 November 2007 by admin

Tokyopop recently published “Riding Shotgun,” the first manga graphic novel by Tracy Yardley (B.F.A., 2001) and Nate Bowden (B.F.A., 2001). Tokyopop has already scheduled a sequel to be published Spring 2007!

Riding Shotgun vol.2

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X-STATIX DEADGIRL TRADE BY NICK DRAGOTTA

Posted on 15 November 2007 by admin

The five-part miniseries “X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl” features art by Nick Dragotta (B.F.A., 1997) has now been published as a trade paperback and was listed in the “5 Reasons to Live” section of Entertainment Weekly’s Pop culture reviews. Check it out!

Deadgirl

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WEB-COMIC ANTHOLOGY

Posted on 14 November 2007 by admin

STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND ALUMNI:

Would you like to draw comics with awesome scenes like this one and have it published for the whole world to see?!

Stardust

If the answer is “HELL YES!”, then continue reading. . .

THE PROJECT
A Web anthology of new, eight-page alternative/experimental stories featuring the characters of Fletcher Hanks.

WHO’S FLETCHER HANKS?
Fletcher Hanks was a cartoonist active from 1939 to 1941 who wrote and drew stories detailing the adventures of all-powerful, supernatural heroes and their elaborate punishments of transgressors. Hanks’ creations include Stardust the Super Wizard, Fantomah (one of the first female superheros, predating Wonder Woman), and others.

WHY FLETCHER HANKS CHARACTERS?
Frankly, because all of his concepts were crazy. It is better if you see some examples for yourself – I could try to describe the work to you, but I wouldn’t do it justice. Hanks was a horrible cartoonist, but so horrible he crossed back over into awesome. Also, all of the Fletcher Hanks characters are now in the public domain.

Fantagraphics recently released a collection of his work entitled I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets, and it’s been a real hit in the book stores!

Here is a link to a fan page devoted to Hanks’ most famous character, Stardust. Read the list of powers in the left column. I warn you – some of the ideas will blow your mind.

After having your mind sufficiently blown, check out some of the scanned Stardust stories that this guy has posted in the right column under “comics.”

WHY AN ANTHOLOGY, AND WHY ONLINE?
The regular department anthology is awesome, but it’s fairly strait laced. John Lowe and I thought it would be a good idea to have another project that would be geared toward more experimental artwork – providing a chance for students to “cut loose.” We thought that with a Web-based anthology, exposure of student work would likely be greater.

THE DETAILS
We’re looking for completed eight-page stories. Pages will be submitted in the same fashion that the regular anthology pages are submitted: 10X15 completed artwork. Projects will be reviewed by faculty and the best will be selected for the Web anthology. Stories are due on the first day of the Winter Quarter – January 10, 2008. Please submit photocopies only. Print your full name, your email address, and your phone number on the back of your submissions.

Any Fletcher Hanks character may be used.

Important production note: For consistency, we request that pages be drawn with the grid system. Pages should be presented in three equal sized tiers. The number of panels in each tier is up to the artist, but all panels must have the same height. Your panels will be broken down and lined up left to right in a side-scrolling series on the Web site. As far as what happens in the panels – go nuts.

COLOR
These stories will be presented online so final submissions should be in color. The original Fletcher Hanks stories had a limited palate, which we will preserve for continuity sake. However, just because the palate is limited, that doesn’t mean that the treatment options are – Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator. . . markers or colored pencils that coordinate with the palate below. . .all these and more are acceptable!

The Palate: Digital files should be colored in RGB (not CMYK!).
Hanks Green: R – 119, G –194, B –119
Hanks Red: R – 207, G –71, B –71
Hanks Blue: R – 50, G –178, B –228
Hanks Yellow: R – 255, G –239, B –84
Hanks Peach: R – 239, G –205, B –177
Hanks Gray: R – 155, G –155, B –167
Hanks Carrot: R – 255, G –208, B –149
Hanks Brown: R – 189, G –143, B –110

The idea is to have the colors be a unifying property. The limited color palate will help tie our pieces to the original content. Concepts to remember while creating your pages should include: POWER, EXPERIMENTATION, AND KNUCKLEHEADED FUN!

QUESTIONS
If you have questions, email jmullins@scad.edu or call (912) 272-1849.

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BIZENGHAST BY MARTY LeGROW

Posted on 13 November 2007 by faculty

Tokyopop released the third volume in the Bizenghast manga graphic novel series, written and drawn by Marty LeGrow (B.F.A., sequential art, 2004).

Bizenghast Vol. 3 by Marty LeGrow

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