The SCAD Sequential Art Department is pleased to announce the 18th annual Comics Art Forum (CAF), Friday, Feb. 24 – Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. Comics Art Forum has been a proud part of the history of the sequential art department for many years. The event represents one of the few major academic acknowledgments of comic art and sequential art storytelling in the nation. The CAF permits guests to discuss sequential art concerns from many differing points of view and provides students with an opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of top industry professionals.
Cartoonist who has worked in a variety of art and design fields over the past decade, including toy design, animation development, children’s book illustration, and comic book illustration. His most widely known work is the series of ‘how-to’ books Action! Cartooning, Fantasy Cartooning and Manga Cartooning. His Dare Detectives comic, nominated for the Russ Manning Award for Most Promising Newcomer in Cartooning in 2005.
Artist and designer best known for his work in the comic book industry and entertainment design. He illustrate books for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, including X-Men, New Mutants, Cable, Deadpool, Superman, Supergirl, and Wonder Woman, and was a “blue sky” concept designer for Walt Disney Imagineering. He has a long collaboration with New York Times best-selling author, Neil Strauss, providing illustrations for most of his books.
Producer/Director for Disney’s Phineas and Ferb (three Emmy nominations) and Creative Development/Producer/Partner at Lincoln Butterfield Animation, has worked for Nickelodeon where he was animation director the Emmy-nominated Rocko’s Modern Life and The Angry Beavers animation series, which earned him a World Animation Celebration Award (Best Director for a Daytime Series). Hughes’ extensive animation credits also include; Fox Television’s Family Guy and The Critic, Comedy Central’s Duckman, Cartoon Network’s Evil Con Carne and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Nickelodeon’s Invader Zim, As Told by Ginger, Hey Arnold, Cat Dog, Wild Thornberrys, Chalk Zone, Squirrel Boy, Catscratch and a whole bunch of other stuff. Website: lincolnbutterfield.com
Jonathan Luna is the co-creator of Ultra, Girls, and The Sword (Image
Comics). His works also include Spider-Woman: Origin (Marvel Comics),
written by Brian Michael Bendis and Brian Reed. He graduated from the SCAD
in 2001 with a BFA in Sequential Art.
Writer and illustrator of the comic book series Xenozoic Tales, otherwise known as Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, and current writer of the Prince Valiant comic strip. He has been awarded five Harvey awards, two Eisners, an Inkpot, a Spectrum, and three Haxturs. He has been a visiting artist in SCAD’s sequential art department.
Charlie “Spike” Trotman
Author and illustrator of the webcomic Templar, Arizona, named as one of the best webcomics in 2005 by The Webcomics Examiner, won 2006 Web Cartoonist’s Choice Award in the Character Design and Character Writing categories, and the 2007 Glyph Comics Awards for Rising Star Award.
Illustrator and cartoonist for over ten years working for entertainment and publishing companies such Marvel, Warner Bros., Image, Upper Deck, Mattel, and many more. He Illustrated The Marvelous Land of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, adapted by Eric Shanower, a New York Times Best Selling Graphic Book, and won Best Penciller/Inker 2011 Eisner Award for his work on the book.
Schedule of Events:
Friday Feb. 24
SCAD Career Fair 2012
Savannah International Conference & Trade Center
Student Portfolio Reviews [application required]
CAF student portfolio reviews will be held in conjunction with the SCAD Career Fair. Two artists per session will review student portfolios in groups of 10 students. Group student portfolio reviews allow student to learn from the comments made to the student portfolios.
Session 1: 10-11am
Session 2: 11am-12pm
Session 3: 1-2pm
Session 4: 2-3pm
We are going to run two panel discussions during the day on Friday, while other artists are doing portfolio reviews. We find breaking the panel discussion into two, allows participants an opportunity to talk. It is usually about 30-45 minutes of discussion followed by a Q&A.
Panel Discussion 1: 11am-12pm [Artist from afternoon Portfolio Session]
Panel Discussion 2: 1-2pm [Artist from morning Portfolio Session]
Saturday Feb. 25
Workshops [application required]
Three workshop sessions will be held on Saturday in Norris Hall, with each artist having one workshop, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
Session 1: 9am-10:30am [two artists]
Session 2: 10:45am-12:15pm [two artists]
Session 3: 1:30-3pm [three artists]
Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your session. If you are not in line by 10 minutes prior to the session, you are late, and YOU MAY NOT ENTER the room — no exceptions.
Portfolio Review Etiquette
Refrain from texting or talking on the phone, talking while other students are being reviewed or any other unprofessional behavior. In the event of inappropriate behavior you will be asked to leave.
Remember you are there to participate, refrain from doing schoolwork while in a workshop, texting or other unprofessional behavior. In the event of inappropriate behavior you will be asked to leave.
If you would like to cancel your space, please email Anthony Fisher at email@example.com prior to your session.
Comics Art Forum Application
Download Application here: CAF2012StudentApplication.PDF
To sign-up for workshops and portfolio reviews, fill out the Comics Art Forum form on SEQALab.com. Requests are on first- come, first-served basis. You must arrive at least 10 minutes before your session, or your space will be forfeited.
Forms are due: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 by 5:00 pm* at 1A Norris.
*Late forms will be accepted to fill open spaces only.
ATLANTA and eLearning students can email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org