Archive | February, 2016

Grad Workshops This Friday

Posted on 24 February 2016 by John Larison



Dynamic Figure Drawing Workshop with SEQA Grad, Mark Whitaker.

Come join SEQA Grad student Mark Whitaker, on Friday Feb. 26 in room 305 at 2 pm in Hayman’s hall. He will conduct a demo on how to successfully approach figure drawing for comics and illustration using a live model as reference. Remember to bring drawing supplies! See you there






Come join SEQA Grad student Sydney Anderson, on Friday Feb. 26, in room 111 at 3:30 pm.  Sydney will teach everyone how to set up a mini-comic in Adobe InDesign for print. This workshop will cover document setup, page layout, converting to a pdf and trouble shooting.


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Grad Lab Podcast #2

Posted on 24 February 2016 by John Larison

Hey folks! Here is the next update for the new Grad Lab podcast. Enjoy!

Grad Lab Podcast #2

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Sequential Art Graduate Workshop

Posted on 18 February 2016 by John Larison

Interested in drawing amazing animals, fantastic creatures, and incredible monsters for your stories? Come join SEQA Graduate Student, Mike Becker, this Saturday February 20th at 9am for a workshop in using reference to inform creature design for story.

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Will Eisner Week Reading

Will Eisner Week Reading

Posted on 17 February 2016 by John Larison

In celebration of Will Eisner Week in the beginning of March, the Sequential Art department will be hosting a session of readings from several of Will Eisner’s work on March 2nd.  Check out the flyer below for more information on the event.b331776f-91db-4407-9aec-3286bc368a76

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Sequential Art Graduate Workshops

Posted on 10 February 2016 by John Larison


Adobe Illustrator Workshop


Friday, Feb. 12th

Hayman’s Hall, Room 110



Do you hate or find it difficult to work with Adobe illustrator or vector based stuff? Let’s change that perspective and learn to create cute icon, logo, or everything vector based in a fun way. Learn some tips and tricks and starts your journey with vectors.


Join SEQA graduate student Seta as he presents some ways for you to feel more comfortable and confident with Adobe Illustrator.



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Inking Workshop

Friday, Feb. 12th
Hayman’s Hall, Room 110

Join SEQA graduate student Sarah Halik as she presents some basic methods of inking using both nib and brush. Learn to create value and textures through participating in short demonstrations.

The basics of choosing the right tools for inking and how to care for your supplies will also be covered. (Take this opportunity to sample various types of inks and papers before having to buy them in the store!) Brushes, nibs/nib holders, papers and inks to share are limited. So, feel free to bring supplies you may already have on hand to work along with the demos.


Workshop covers:
2.Care of materials
3.Ways to Apply the Ink
2.Types of Strokes: Hatching, Contour Lines, Cross-hatching, Scribble Stroke, Stippling, and Feathering
3.Value Scale
4.Ink Wash
5.Combining Ink Strokes with Ink Washes
6.Creating Textures with Pen & Ink: Wood Grain, Wood Bark, Ripples, Feathers, Fish Scales, Dragon Scales, Long Fur, Short Fur, and Basket Weave

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New Grad Podcast

Posted on 09 February 2016 by John Larison

Hey folks,

While the SEQALab podcast may be gone, some of the grad students have started up a new podcast about comics that we wanted to share with everyone. Take a listen and watch out for more podcast updates from them. We will be posting the link here to help promote it on a regular basis.

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Comics Art Forum Portfolio Review Roster

Posted on 03 February 2016 by John Larison

Comics Art Forum 2016, Friday, February 5

Workshops and Portfolio Review Rosters

Hey all!  If you filled out a portfolio review signup sheet and returned it to room 307, please check here for your scheduled portfolio review time with your artist.  Please remember to bring 5 – 10 pages for review, be courteous to your artist, and be ready to show your pages when your time for review comes.

Workshops, Haymans Hall

Please attend the workshop that you requested.

Look for workshop room designations on the day of the event.


Brook Allen – Starting a Story from the Ground Up, Room 115

Donny Cates – Writing for Comics, Room 110

Terry Dodson – Using Reference Material, Room 118


Babs Tarr – Working With Characters, Room 118

Ben Templesmith – Techniques for Visual Effects, Room 115

Portfolio Reviews, Haymans Hall

  • Each review should be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Bring 5-10 pages for the review.
  • If you are presenting digital files be sure that they open easily and that you are ready to go when your turn comes.
  • The reviews will take place in the order you are listed. Remember that these are group review sessions. Please be polite and attentive and turn off phones and devices while reviews are going on.

Portfolio list:

(Please check for room designation on the day of the event.)

Ben Templesmith: 10:00 – 11:45 a.m., Room 109

Jordan Scribner
Jeff Hisler
Jake Larson
Ciara Southwick
Aileen Meneses
Marla Auslander
Ayanna Johnson
Sami Hernandez
Victoria Sharp
Carl Morgans

Bab Tarr: 10:00 – 11:45 a.m., Room 208

Patricia Leang
Sienna Haralson
Zachary Wilcox
Isa Enriquez
Elodie Chen
Ann Uland
Sarah Brand
Naomi Stanton-Gulak

Brooke Allen: 1:15 – 3:00 p.m., Room 208

Sydney Anderson
Sara Ramos
Sarah Myer
Apollo Hines
Hedi Vo
Ayme Sotuyo
Catherine Blanch
Will Heffernan
Sydney Conklin
Lime Robertson
Jo Schramer

Terry Dodson: 1:15 – 3:00 p.m., Room 109

Hanwei Yu
Quanming Xu
Mike Becker
Mark Whitaker
Alexandria Pipatone
Brittany Vandergraft
Justine Osterling
Dylan Gray
Morgan Harrington
Nicole Nord

Donny Cates: 1:15 – 3:00 p.m., Room 110

Begus Seta
Don Fox
Kristina McGuire
Shannon Butt
Kailee Roark
Kristin Paxton
Matthew Gallman
Chris Willie
Kaitlin Dimick
Candace Ford
Robin Davis

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