Archive | April, 2010

Podcast 137: How To Critique

Posted on 30 April 2010 by admin

Hey SEQA home slices! Today we’re going to talk about a very important topic: How to give and receive critiques. What kind of things to say, what not to say, and when to say nothing at all. It’s a full hour of super fun and super informative stuff!

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Podcast 136: Professional Practices

Posted on 28 April 2010 by admin

Hey SEQA homies! Today on a very serious SEQALab, we’re going to talk about professional practices, including the dreaded RESUME! If you’re needing to update your resume or make one for the first time, go ahead and give this one a listen. We also talk about other important practices and documents, such as business cards and other such sorcery. Power to the Pod, y’all!

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People across the sea keeping it real

Posted on 27 April 2010 by admin

 I thought I’d give a nice shout out to a podcast over in the U.K. These folks have been more than nice enough in the past to link us and talk about us on their podcast and I thought it would be nice to return the favor. If you are looking for more comics podcast this is definitely one to check out and listen to. They have lovely accents, great interviews, and are chocked full of fun information.

Enjoy.

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Writer’s Forum: Atlanta

Posted on 26 April 2010 by admin

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If you have the time and the chance, you should head on up to Atlanta to go to the writer’s forum this weekend up in Atlanta. It should be lovely!

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Podcast 135: Welcome back! (and Editor’s Day)

Posted on 23 April 2010 by admin

High Five!

This week we’re doing a bit of catch up with some of our SEQA PJs! Jen and Noelle are back from France, and we missed them dearly. There’s lots of talk of how Editor’s Day went for our beloved PJ’s, so grab some popcorn and have a listen. This week we have a special guest appearance by Donny’s Beard!

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SAS Book Fair at Barnes & Nobles

Posted on 22 April 2010 by admin

 

SAS is going to be at Barnes & Noble again! Download the flier, print it, and bring it to the Oglethorpe Mall B&N to have part of your purchase donated to the Sequential Art Society.

Special guests include alum Renee Lott, who will be signing her Oni Press book, Festering Romance. Alum Rashad Doucet will be signing copies of Nadia’s Box and My Dog is a Superhero.

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Podcast 134: Comic Theory Brouhaha

Posted on 21 April 2010 by admin

This week on SEQALa, ye old grad students discuss the ins and outs of comic theory! Using the quintessential Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud, we delve deep into what makes a comic a comic. Also there’s clapping and singing! Who doesn’t like that?

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James Lucas Jones: Portfolio reviews

Posted on 21 April 2010 by admin

Hello folks: It’s official.

James Lucas Jones will be returning May 14th and 15th for portfolio reviews.

The list of people who were supposed to see him for Editor’s Day are still the same people who will be seeing him this time.

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Fluke 2010

Posted on 20 April 2010 by admin

BY TAIT HOWARD
photos & captions by Jeremy Nguyen

The Fluke minicomics festival, hosted every year in Athens Georgia, is a meeting for independent comics creators and enthusiasts to buy, sell and trade comics and other ephemera. From 2002 through 2009 Fluke has been held at a venue in downtown Athens, but this year Fluke graduated to Ciné, a bar/cafe/cinema just a few blocks away from their original space. Ciné is a larger and more open venue which allowed for a better flow of traffic as well as more space for people to sell their wares.

Last year I attended fluke not knowing what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised to find everyone there to be friendly and open minded. It was a refreshing break from the usual ‘con’ atmosphere, where one can easily be bogged down in brands and marketing campaigns. This year, I attended as a vendor, and was thrilled to find the same atmosphere that had welcomed me the previous year.

To sell your work at fluke the only thing you have to do is get there first. I arrived at Ciné at around 9:30 with several friends, and ended up being at the very front of the line. We waited until 11 o’clock and then rushed in with thirty or so other people to set up our tables. The mission of fluke is to blur the lines between attendee and vendor, so anyone is welcome to set up shop as long as space is available. Having been on both sides of the table I would have to say that they succeed in this mission. A vendor at Fluke will probably at least make their entrance fee back, but making money is not the point. Fluke is a celebration of independently created and produced comics and art, which is why my favorite part of the show is trading.

I came to Fluke with 4 different minis to trade and sell and left with over 75 different comics. Each is a piece of art and I love being able to see all the hard work and love that went into each of them. Some are hand stapled and folded, some are screen-printed, some are die-cut, and all of them are representational of the person who created them.

Meeting the people that make these comics is another fantastic part. Many of the attendees are SCAD students and alumni, so if you are a student then Fluke takes on another level of importance. I was able to meet and network with people in the sequential art program at SCAD Atlanta, as well as get to know people in the Savannah department better. Talking to the people sitting at tables near mine was a great way to better understand the indie comics ‘scene’ in Athens. I got a chance to meet Eleanor Davis and Drew Weing, two of my favorite artists (and SCAD alums!), and get a copy of Secret Science Alliance signed by both of them.

Fluke is the perfect convention for anybody interested in the indie comics scene, mini comics, or self publishing and is a great way to make new friends and connections. I strongly recommend going at least once and finding out what its all about for yourself.

Waiting in Line
Waiting in line before 11 (left).
Rich Daley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, and Tait Howard, set up their table (right).

Irene and Trevor from SCAD ATL
SEQA-PJ Kevin Burkhalter shows SEQA undergrads the way of the exhibitor. (left)
(From Left: Kevin Burkhalter, Luis Echavarria, Alex Mejias, Derek Land)
Irene & Trevor from SCAD Atlanta (right).
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Tait Howard is currently a third-year undergraduate student in the Sequential Art program at SCAD. You can view his work at tin-squid.deviantart.com

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ScadCon Series: Archer and FX: Podcast #133

Posted on 16 April 2010 by admin

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Last Friday I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Casey Willis of Archer. Casey is the Supervising Producer for Archer on FX. He was thrilled to come down to Savannah with one of his artists and talk to us about working on Archer.

This show will require some work on your part. After I introduce Mr. Willis and then he talks and says he is ready to watch the show you need to go here: http://www.hulu.com/search?query=Archer&st=0

Click on Job Offer. You have to have a membership which is free on Hulu. If you prefer to watch your shows elsewhere then please do so.

After watching the show Mr. Willis takes questions from the student body and talks about how the show works.

For those of you that dont know, Archer has a large number of Scad Alumni working for them from the animation department, the sequential department, and the illustration department. We here at Seqalab love Archer and support it with all our hearts. Watch this show on FX!

Power to the Pod!

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