On today’s episode we talk to new Marvel artist Johnny Timmons about his recent work on Wolverine: The Amazing Immortal Man and Other Bloody Tales and breaking into the funny-book biz. After our chat with Timmons, we catch up with Eric Sedwick who’s been working as a concept designer on the new Kevin Costner film, The New Daughter. Later in the episode, the young and talented Pranas tells us about his first foray into Web publishing using the recently-released Comic Press 2.5.
Sequential art graduate student Mia Paluzzi has been named Excelsus Laureate for SCAD’s Spring 2008 commencement ceremony. Michelle “Mia” Paluzzi has always loved the acces sibility and power of the comic book storytelling art form, which led her to pursue both Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in sequential art at SCAD. Previously, she studied literature and Japanese in her home state of Michigan. Shortly after completing the B.F.A., Paluzzi was recruited to produce her first graphic novel, “Paintings of You,” for Iris Print, an achievement she credits to her experiences at SCAD. During the past two years, she has continued to work profes sionally in the comics field as a writer, colorist and letterer, and has collaborated on comics projects with several SCAD students of various majors.This summer, Paluzzi’s work will appear in several publications, including “Short Stack” from Angry Gnome Studios, “Coin-operated Boy” from 803 Studios, “The Twilight Zone” graphic novel series from Walker Publishing and Paul Sizer’s “B.P.M.” graphic novel. Paluzzi also is producing an original graphic novel series, “Cross Check,” which is in production for release later this year. After earning an M.F.A. this spring, Paluzzi will continue working in the comics field while actively pursing a teaching career in comic book storytelling. Her goal is to assist others in achiev ing their dreams as the SCAD professors helped her achieve her own.
Convention season is on its way, and the SEQALAB crew wants all of you independent comic creators listening to be prepared for success! Check out today’s episode for seasoned pointers on how to make the most of your convention presence! Rashad Doucet has the week’s industry headlines, and the panel offers up some controversial “Must Reads.”
On today’s episode we proudly present the panel discussion from our annual editors day event! Hear Axel Alonso (Marvel Comics), Bob Schreck (DC), James Lucas Jones (Oni Press), Chris Warner (Dark Horse Comics), Chris Staros (Top Shelf Productions), Tricia Narwani (Del Rey Manga), Mike O’Sullivan (Devil’s Due Publishing), Jeff Mason (Alternative Comics), and Dan Vado (Slave Labor) share essential industry insights for hopeful comic creators.
Also, Kevin Burkhalter and Pyar Anderson share first-hand details about the Tokyo off-campus trip, as well as discuss the Japanese comics scene.
Podcasting newcomer D.J. Kirkland and the Illustrious Kevin Burkhalter join the Monday SEQALAB crew for a look back at Editors Day portfolio reviews. Nat “MoneyBox” Landry makes a heartfelt appeal for comics-creator unity, and Rashad Doucet delivers all of the important comic industry headlines from this past week.
In our “Must Reads” segment, Mullins and MoneyBox make a case for the over-the-top awesomeness of Hong Kong comics, Burkhalter recommends the endearing work of a Xeric grant winner, and the rest of the panel offer up their picks from this past week’s comic pile.
Prepare yourselves for the full-on force of Nat “MoneyBox” Landry’s love/hate explosion on Viz Comics – it’s truly something to hear! Shazzbaa then gets the panel to share some advice on what to do, and what not to do, when going into a portfolio review with an industry editor. Also on the ‘cast: announcements, comic book industry headlines, and the SEQALAB Monday crew’s “Must Reads.”
Walker & Co. has teamed with the Savannah College of Art & Design and the estate of famed TV writer Rod Serling to produce a series of graphic novels based on the original scripts for the classic TV show The Twilight Zone.
The venture calls for eight graphic novels (two each season, beginning in October), with an option for four more titles. The deal coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone, which will be celebrated in 2009. For more information, check out the article on the project from Publishers Weeklyhere.
Top Shelf Publishing announced that Disney/Touchstone Pictures has signed Bruce Willis to star in the upcoming film adaptation of The Surrogates, a graphic novel illustrated by Sequential Art BFA alumnus, Brett Weldele.