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Podcast 198: Convention Prep

Posted on 29 April 2013 by Pickles

Today on SEQALab, we’re talking about conventions! Specifically how to prepare for them, from booking tables to getting merchandise ready.

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Mini-Comics Expo!

Posted on 25 April 2013 by Paige Cambern


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Editor’s Day 2013 Poster

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Paige Cambern

Editor's Day Poster 2013

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Editor’s Day 2013

Posted on 23 April 2013 by Paige Cambern


The SCAD sequential art department will host leading comic book publishers and editors at its annual Editors’ Day Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 2013 at SCAD-Savannah. Editors’ Day is a two-day event where editors and publishers will review SCAD sequential art students’ portfolio in Norris Hall with panel discussions at the SCAD Museum of Art Theater on Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Visiting editors and publishers include: Traci Todd, Senior Editor for Children’s Publishing, Viz Media; Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, Boom! Studios; Chris Staros, Publisher, Top Shelf Productions; Rebecca Taylor, Editor, Archaia Entertainment; Jill Beaton, Editor & Talent Search Coordinator, Oni Press; Natalie Foreman, Assistant Editor, McFarland Publishing; Terry Nantier, Editor, NBM Publishing; and Joel Enos, Senior Editor, Shonen Jump Magazine, Viz Media


Editors’ Day is open to all students at any SCAD campuses (including eLearning), and alumni. Students must apply for portfolio reviews, which will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available in an interactive PDF on, and students must submit samples from their portfolio. Alumni, Atlanta campus and eLearning students can email applications with portfolio samples to Although graduating students and alumni have priority, all student levels are welcome, and every effort will be made to assign students to an editor or publisher, based on availability.


SCAD Editors’ Day 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 acknowledgements of comic art and sequential art storytelling in the nation. The Editors’ Day permits guests to discuss sequential art concerns from many differing points of view and provides students with an opportunity to network and learn from a variety of top industry professionals.


Editors’ Day Application


1. Open in Adobe Acrobat (interactive PDF),

2. Type ALL information on the application*

*Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Editor’s Day Application [Download]


Important Dates:


Mon, April 29, 2013

5:00 p.m.


Student Applications & Portfolio samples DUE *

Norris Hall 1A

*[Late submissions will be accepted until May 1, but will be assigned to open spaces only]


Wed, May 1, 2013

5:00 p.m.


Late Application Deadline

Norris Hall 1A

[No late applications accepted after 5:00 pm]



Friday, May 10, 2013


Portfolio Reviews

9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Norris Hall


Panel Discussion


SCAD Museum of Art Theater



Saturday, May 11, 2012

Portfolio Reviews

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Norris Hall


Mini-Comics Expo

1:00 – 4:00 p.m..

Norris Hall Courtyard


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Podcast: Grad Interview with Dave and Raina

Posted on 22 April 2013 by Pickles

We have a short cast today, and it’s another interview with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeir talking about mainstream comics and kids.

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Digital Comics Forum 2013

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Paige Cambern

Poster for the Digital Comics Forum 2013 event hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design Sequential Art Department

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Digital Comics Forum 2013

Posted on 16 April 2013 by Paige Cambern

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Sequential Art

April 26-27, 2013

The Sequential Art Department is pleased to announce the Digital Comics Forum Friday, April 26 – Saturday, April 27, 2013. Comics and graphic novels are moving away from print and into digital format. The Digital Comics Forum event will include panel discussions, workshops and presentation of digital comics. Three SCAD alumni will be discussing information about industry changes to digital media, and hosting workshops. Join us for this insightful event looking at the future of digital publishing and how to position yourself for a career in digital comics. This event is open to all of the SCAD Community.

To sign-up for the workshops, see below information.


Digital Comics Forum Guests:

Kate Kasenow

Kate Kasenow

M.F.A. Sequential Art) and she now lives in New York City. She is a digital editor at ComiXology and also works on freelance projects such as a graphic novel for Oni Press.


Chaz Moneypenny

Chaz Moneypenny

2011 (MFA Dramatic Writing) and now works at Connected Experiences, Walt Disney Imagineering. He also writes freelance for Pow Entertainment and Hermes Press.  Before attending SCAD, he was a script assistant and SAG actor for various major motion pictures.

Geoff Shaw

Geoff Shaw

Geoff graduated from SCAD in 2011 (M.F.A. Sequential Art) and now works at Connected Experiences, Walt Disney Imagineering. He has work on Batman, 80-Page Giant, Fearless, (DC Comics), Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero (Legendary Comics, and as an illustrator for Colors Magazine. He is currently working with Dark Horse Comics on a new book(soon to be announced), followed by  Legendary Entertainment’s Majestic Files by J. Michael Straczynski, which will feature art by Geoff Shaw and Matt Banning.



Schedule of Events:


Friday April 26, 2013 


Panel Discussion: The Future of Comics in Digital Age

Kate Kasenow, Chaz Moneypenny & Geoff Shaw

10:00 -11:00am

Student Center




Workshops 1: Creating Comics the ComiXology Way

Kate Kasenow

205 Norris Hall

11:30am – 12:30pm

|  Break  |

2:00pm – 3:30pm


From early experiments like Box 13, Valentine, and Power Play to more recent efforts like Marvel’s Infinite Comics and Atomic Robo’s Two-Fisted Tales, comiXology’s Guided View has ushered in a new era in comic book creation. Join comiXology Digital Editor Kate as she shows you the ins and outs of creating comics using Guided View technology and discusses comiXology’s goals for these tools.


Workshops 2: Producing Motion Comics for Mobile Devices

Chaz Moneypenny & Geoff Shaw

204 Norris Hall

11:30am – 12:30pm

|  Break  |

2:00pm – 3:30pm


We all know the process of creating comics for print, but what about for mobile devices like smart phones and tablets?  Join Chaz and Geoff as they detail every step of the production line–from initial concept all the way to distribution through Google Play and the Apple Store–and teach you how to translate your print comic skills for this emerging medium.  They’ll also discuss the demands placed on artists working for large media companies, how they strive to maintain the integrity of comics in this new format, and the lessons they’ve learned the hard way (so you won’t have to).


Workshop Sign-up

Open to students and alumni at all SCAD Locations

  1. Please email
  2. Subject Line: Digital Comics Workshop
  3. Specify Workshop preference in order: Workshop 01, Workshop 02
  4. Your Full name
  5. Student Number


First come basis. Workshop Assignments will be posted in Norris Hall, first floor bulletin board. Incomplete information will not be accepted.


Saturday April 27, 2013


Student Workshop Presentations

10:00am -12:00pm, SCAD Museum of Art Theater


Panel Discussion:  Final Thoughts; Q&A

12:00 -1:00pm, SCAD Museum of Art Theater


Other Information

Arrive Early for Workshops

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.


Workshop Etiquette

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.


Workshop Cancelations

If you would like to cancel your space, please email Anthony Fisher at prior to your session.

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Podcast 197: MOCCA Interviews

Posted on 15 April 2013 by Pickles

Today on SEQALab, we’re talking to Heidi Black and Laura Neubert about their experiences at MOCCA Fest.

And here’s where you can find Heidi’s shiny art book, Electric Abyss!

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Podcast 196: Kickstarter and Scheduling

Posted on 10 April 2013 by Pickles

Today we’re discussing an innovative new Kickstarter project by a SEQA senior, and methods for keeping yourself on-task when buried in comic work.

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