Archive | February, 2010

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Will Eisner Week is March 1-6!

Posted on 24 February 2010 by admin

Will Eisner Week is intended as an ongoing event that will promote graphic novel literacy, free speech awareness, and the legacy of Eisner himself to a broad audience. this is the first of what is targeted as anuual, grassroots celebration of Will Eisner’s contributions to comics and American culture, and be used as a springboard to advance education of comics and graphic novels in all communities around the nation.

Click the poster for details on all the events happening in the coming weeks!

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Meanwhile… | The latest SEQA-related news

Posted on 15 February 2010 by admin

Collections | Undergaduate Jason Smith‘s comic and movie memorabilia collection is covered. [Robot6]

Interviews | Undergraduate Jeremy Sorese talks about his new illustration work. [Picture Book Report]

Awards | Alum Eleanor Davis‘ book The Secret Science Alliance is nominated for a Cybil Award in the graphic novel category. [The Cybils]

Awards | Alum Jay PottsWorld of Hurt is nominated for a Glyph Award in the Rising Star category. The Glyph honors the best in comics made by, for, and about people of color. [The Beat]

Art Shows |  Professor Brian Ralph is participating in the Covered Art Show, a show that features works of comic creators paying tribute to some of their favorite comic book covers. [Covered Blog]

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SCAD Storyteller’s Workshop

Posted on 15 February 2010 by admin

Comic book legends Klaus Jason and Howard Chaykin are bringing their work and essential elements of good storytelling to SCAD.

Friday, February 19 – Saturday, February 20
Both days begin at 10 a.m.
Arnold Hall, 1810 Bull St., Savannah, GA.

Join Jason and Chaykin in a two-day workshop they designed for Marvel comics.

This workshop is open to anyone interested in visual storytelling: Animators, Filmmakers, Illustrators, Sequential Artists, and Graphic Designers. Free to all SCAD students.

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Podcast 123: More On Writing

Posted on 13 February 2010 by admin

On this Friday episode of Seqalab, the Seqa-PJ’s give you some comics news, some more tips on writing and answer some email… And by “answer some email” we mean defend our choices to spoil with or without alerts. This podcast is as free as this country is. Email the show: seqalab@gmail.com

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Podcast 122: Everybody’s A Critic…

Posted on 13 February 2010 by admin

For the first time ever, Seqalab was asked to do a on air critique of a listener’s story concept. The Seqa-PJ’s DJ, Allie, and Kevin dive right in and offer advice on this epic story about a war that is happening for “no reason”… Email us: seqalab@gmail.com

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Francoise Mouly’s Big Thinking

Posted on 10 February 2010 by admin

Art Editor to The New Yorker, Francoise Mouly speaks a lot about the history of comics, where comics are now, and what comics are doing that change the country’s perception of the medium.

Watch the interview here.

 

This week she had all the blogs fighting over the scoop of The New Yorker’s 85th Anniversary variant covers.

She examines how her involvement in creating comics for adults has in turn taught her that in today’s culture, there aren’t quite enough comics for children. She continues the interview by recommending graphic novels to read that have made SEQA’s own must-reads, (ironically she doesn’t mention as many children’s comics as she does more mature reads).

She also explains the political covers that she edited for the New Yorker, including the New York Times “Most Memorable Image of the 2008 Campaign”, Barry Blitt’s illustration that had Barack and Michelle Obama in Terrorist outfits. It’s an informing interview that opens the mind of one of the most influential people to comics whose work is still relevant in the industry.

All the video clips can be seen on Big Think.

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Podcast 121: The Future of Comics

Posted on 06 February 2010 by admin

Today our SEQA PJs venture to the unknown depths of the future. Don’t worry – you don’t need a Delorean to follow us as we discuss the changes we expect in the comics industry. We also have a very special report from our PJs, Jen and Noelle, and their special guest, Bill, in France about Angoulême! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride into… the FUTURE.

Must Reads

Essential Fashion Illustration: Poses and Essential Fashion Illustration: Details by Maite Lafuente.

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SEQA’s Mini Comics Expo!

Posted on 05 February 2010 by admin

SCAD SEQUENTIAL ART PRESENTS

A MINI-COMICS EXPO

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26

AT THE PIRATE HOUSE IN SAVANNAH

Free event will include a series of comic book-making demonstrations

The SCAD Sequential Art Department will host A Mini-Comics Expo on the second floor of Pirate House, 20 East Broad Street, Savannah, on Friday, February 26, from 11am – 4pm. 

Close to 40 vendors  — students, alumni, and faculty of SCAD’s acclaimed Sequential Art department — will be on site to exhibit and sell their self-published mini-comics and zines.  This event celebrates hand-made comic-books and DIY publishing.  Other department-related publications and student anthologies will be also be available.

There will also be a series of fun and informative demonstrations led by faculty and graduate students, including drawing comics and creating and binding comic books open to kids and adults alike. 

The Expo and all the workshops are free and open to the public. 

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Podcast 120: The Apple iPad and Comics

Posted on 05 February 2010 by admin

Sorry about the late show, SEQA homies! We’ll never hurt you like that ever again. We can’t apologize with a romantic candlelit dinner at a fancy restaurant, or a diamond ring, but we can provide you with a thorough discussion about the Apple iPad, Kel McDonald’s Keenspot situation, along with Must Reads and listener e-mails!

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Meanwhile… | The latest SEQA-related news

Posted on 03 February 2010 by admin

 

Communication | SCAD’s Dean of Communications and Former Department chair John Lowe shares a SCADRadio show with Len Cripe that airs at 11 A.M on Mondays. It’s like NPR, but for SCAD, and not nationally broadcasted on radio, but online! [SCADRadio.org]

Graphic Novels | SCAD-ATL Professor Chris Schwiezer’s book Crogan’s March is released this week, February 3rd to be exact. The book follows yet another Crogan, this time starring a member of the French Foreign Legion.

Interviews | Yet another SCAD-ATL Professor is in the round-up! Shawn Crystal sits down to talk comics with Tim O’Shea. [Robot 6]

Submissions | First Second Editor Calista Brill talks about the submission process for publication and the pros and cons that come with each manila envelope. [First Second Books]

Education | Want to read about the creation of a graphic novel by a guy who is making a graphic novel? Cataloging his process, Jason Brubaker (not sure if he’s related to comics writer Ed Brubaker) blogs about working on his book reMIND. [via The Art Center Design College Weblog]

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