Archive | September, 2008

EM STONE’S HACK/SLASH NOMINATED FOR SCREAM AWARD – GO VOTE!

Posted on 30 September 2008 by faculty

 HACK/SLASH a comic book series illustrated by Sequential Art Alumna EM STONE, is nominated for a SPIKE TV SCREAM Award for Best Comic Book–and you can help!The awards are decided by online voting, which is open until about mid-October (the awards show airs Oct. 21).http://www.spike.com/event/scream/page/vote/category/2872563453b.jpg

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PODCAST 40: KEEPIN’ IT CLEAN, COMICS FOR KIDS, NARATO VS. DRAGONBALL

Posted on 29 September 2008 by admin

Download SEQALAB today as we kick it clean!  Find out the secret connection between the Don Bluth studios and Mr. Clean. After that, listen to Rashad report on comic industry news, and his study of american kids’ comics. Later in the show, Rashad and D.J. Kirkland team up with Nat “MoneyBox” Landry for a thorough  comparison of Naruto and Dragonball.

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PROJECT 10 TO THE 100TH

Posted on 26 September 2008 by faculty

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Google is sponsoring a very cool project, looking to fund creative ideas.  It’s called “The Ten to the Hundredth Project.” It’s got an October 20 deadline, but the proposal is not that involved.  It sounds precisely like something SCAD students could do very well.  Check it out and, if you see fit, pass it on.

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PODCAST 39: SPX PREVIEW, BIG MINIS, BEING MACHO

Posted on 24 September 2008 by admin

Listen as we talk about our current projects, offer up an SPX preview, and hit up this week’s “Big Minis.”

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PODCAST 38: HOW TO HANDLE PAGE LAYOUT, NEWS, & MUST READS

Posted on 22 September 2008 by admin

The SEQALAB hosts tackle questions about how to handle comic-page layout from a listener in Malaysia! Learn about the decision making process that goes into building the perfect page. Also be sure to catch comic book industry news with Rashad, and the gang’s “must reads” for the week.

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SCOTT KURTZ AND DAVE KELLETT @ TRUSTEES

Posted on 20 September 2008 by admin

11x17poster.jpgThe Savannah College of Art and Design has invited Scott Kurtz (creator of  the online comic PVP) and Dave Kellett (creator of  the online comic Sheldon) to visit and speak.  On Monday, October 13th the creators will be visiting various classes, giving spot lectures, and some hands-on instruction on the creation of sequential art Web comics.Then on Tuesday, October 14th at 8p.m. they will giving a free public talk at the Trustees Theater on the art and business of Web comics.After the talk, Kurtz and Kellett will be signing and sketching in copies of How To Make Webcomics, as well as PVP books and Sheldon books

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COMPETITION: BEASTS IN MOVIES

Posted on 18 September 2008 by faculty

Jitter-Magazine has announced an international illustration competition Beasts! in Movies. Here are the details:

Jitter is the only German magazine focusing on illustration, comic art, and animation. Each issue covers a key issuelike “drawing”, “music”, “laughter”, “fashion”–the forthcoming issue (October) covers “beasts”. In our categories: interview, artistportrait, art show, image+narration, we present illustrators anddesigners, talk with art directors, publishers, university lecturers,gallery owners; we review comics, dvd, books on illustration, design,animation and fine art and related theory.

The main purpose of jitter is not only to show great artwork andartists but to have a close look at their context. We look oncontemporary and historic illustration in regard to philosophy,psychology of perception, semiotics, media theory and art history. Webelieve that picture making is deeply rooted in mankind and not a thing of modernity or luxury.

Beasts! in Movies Competition
Entry of this competition is free.
Deadline is September 30th, 2008.

Beasts! What would man be without the creature? Whether admirationor contempt, emotion or horror, the ambivalent relationship between manand creature has been the source of countless stories of all cultures.

Seeing himself as creation’s crowning glory, man keeps his distance tonature only to use it as screen for all kinds of desires and fears.Over and over again this has been the reason for movies; whether theyaim for
a romantic view of a primordial lost world, used at the same time as ametaphor for the innocent of childhood or they aim for the darkestnightmares of an unnameable evil hidden in any unknown terrain — evenin our own basement. The fascination of the creature is a never endingsource.All professional illustrators and students of art programs are eligible to enter.

Workmust be dated after August 2007 and should have beasts who appeared inmovies as a theme. These beasts can be real, fantastic, harmless ormenacing. The manner of the beast’s demeanor, its appearance alone, inpairs or in masses, as well as the staging of the encounter betweenhuman and beast are interesting starting points.Work must have the size relations 1:2,35 (cinemascope) and be submitted in digital format. Work will be evaluated through a professional jury. All selected work will beshowcased in Berlin in an exhibition at a cinema of the Yorck cinema-group. Faber-Castell and Adobe have kindly made available prizesamounting to Euro 3300.

We are especially happy to have a distinguished panel of judges including Armin Abmeier, Publisher (Die Tollen Hefte), GER; AndrewConingsby, Representative (DebutArt Ltd & The Coningsby Gallery),London GB; Dr. Rolf Giesen, Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin, expert forphantastic film, GER; Steven Guarnaccia, Parsons New School for Design, New York USA;Andrea Offermann, Illustrator, GER; Prof. Albrecht Rissler,Illustrator, GER; Sabine Witkowski,Curator and Cultural Manager, H.Torsten Wolber, Illustrator, GER.

Download an entry form here!

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JONATHAN HILL UP FOR IGNAZ AWARD!

Posted on 18 September 2008 by faculty

Alum Jonathan Hill nominated for an Ignaz Award (Outstanding Story) for “Americus”, MK Reed and Jonathan Hill, in Papercutter #7 (Tugboat Press)papercutter07-01.jpg

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PODCAST 37: FRED VAN LENTE, BIG MINIS

Posted on 18 September 2008 by admin

Today SEQALAB talks to writer Fred Van Lente about his work on Marvel’s The Incredible Hercules, X-Men Noir, and his creator-owned Comic Book Comics – a humorous series about the history of the comic-book industry, told in comic form.  Stick around after the conversation for this week’s Big Minis.

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CHRIS WRIGHT UP FOR TWO IGNATZ AWARDS!

Posted on 16 September 2008 by faculty

Alum Chris Wright nominated for two Ignaz Awards (Outstanding Anthology or Collection & Outstanding Story) for his collection of comic: Inkweed. The Awards will be presented at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD in a few weeks.inkweedcoverlarge.jpg

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