Jeremy Wade Mullins

Posted on 18 June 2009 by admin

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Professor Jeremy Wade Mullins

September 1976-June 2009

On Saturday June 13th, the world lost a great man. Jeremy Mullins was a man who wore his passion and enthusiasm for life, friendship, and comics on the sleeve of his three piece suit. He had only been teaching full time at SCAD for only a year, but he had given many young and confused cartoonists inspiration and a sense of direction. He was a fountain of knowledge when it came to webcomics and is in some way connected to almost all of the webcomics being drawn by SCAD students today. He led by example and even created a hilarious webcomic of his own.

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His mission to better SCAD extended far beyond the required classroom hours. He regularly gave out his personal phone number to students on the first day of class and let it known that he was available to help them at anytime, day or night. When he wasn’t helping students in his classes he was also in charge of running this very blog, updating it with random news from students, faculty, and alumni.

But even all this wasn’t enough. One day he had the idea of all ideas on how to make the Sequential Art Department the best department in any school ever. He would create a podcast. Seqalab was Jeremy’s way of both; promoting a school that he dearly loved, and showing the world that comics are important, stimulating, smart and fun.

During this time of sorrow, it will take a while for many of us to make our way back to our drawing tables and start comic-ing again. When that time comes, we can honor Jeremy by striving for the same level of perfection he strove for in his life.

Thanks, Jeremy, for everything.

 

A Savannah Memorial Service will be held:

When: Monday, June 22, @ 5:30pm

Where: Tybee Island, on the beach adjoining the parking lot between the beach and North Beach Grill Parking is Available there, or across the street in front of the lighthouse.

 In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his honor to the scholarship below:

The Jeremy Mullins Sequential Art Scholarship

Savannah College of Art and Design

P.O. Box 3146 Savannah, GA 31402 -3146

(912) 525-5868

 

 

 

13 Comments for This Post

  1. Josh Roxwell says:

    Cool interview, makes me wish I could attend SCAD, sounds like a lot of great stuff going on!

  2. Kiri says:

    RIP, Sweetwater.

    I’d not seen that interview before now. It’s kind of disturbing to watch knowing he’s gone.

  3. Jesse Acosta says:

    My condolences. I am a big fan of the show, and Jeremy seemed to bring life to the school and podcast. We will all miss his thoughts on comics. In Pace Requiescat.

  4. sp!racy says:

    R.I.P.

    With the podcasts I felt like a fly on the wall listening to you guys talk digging philosophies.

    my condolences go out to both the Pjs and Sweetwater’s family.

  5. Matt Johnson says:

    I was so looking forward to learning from him this winter when I attend SCAD. It’s amazing how much he’s already taught me just through the podcast. I’m sure he’s up there right now chillin’ with Herge and Winsor Mckay. Power to the Pod

  6. Lacee says:

    Rest in peace.

    This man taught me so much through this podcast alone. I haven’t even gotten to SCAD yet and feel like I have a crazy head start already. Truly, this man has left a legacy. My condolences go out to his family, friends, and the SEQALAB PJs.

  7. Guthrie says:

    I’m sure Professor Mullins ALWAYS had something big in the works. Its hard to imagine not having the opportunity to share with him anymore. I saw him just a handful of days before this must have happened and he went out of his way to say hi. I always felt like he was sincerely interested in how I was doing, and I didn’t really give him much reason to. But I liked him, I had a great time in his class,and hope his family will be ok.

  8. Paul says:

    This podcast was one of the many things that got me excited to come down this Fall and learn sequential art at SCAD. I was excited to hopefully meet everyone involved with the podcast, especially Jeremy.

    I never met him personally, but learning of his passing is still painful. My heart goes out to the PJs and his family.

  9. Chris Chavez (Equinox) says:

    Condolences to everyone for the loss of a truly passionate and gifted individual. I was looking forward to the chance to meet Jeremy and the crew in SF later this year, but will instead be hoisting a toast with them, hopefully, in celebration of all he gave back to those around him.

    Definitely will be missed…

  10. Steve Howard says:

    Thanks for posting this, guys. It brings a smile to my face to think about how dedicated Jeremy was to the art form. It’s up to us to carry on that dedication. Pick your sketchbooks back up, sharpen your pencils, and fire up the mic again. THAT’S WHAT”S UP.

  11. Michael Regina says:

    What a terrible loss. All of you were so blessed to have a professor like him. He’s the kind of guy I would have wanted to sit around with and just sponge off of his knowledge and kindness. I’ll miss listening to him each week. I’m still in shock. Keep you’re head up all of you guys.

  12. Michael May says:

    I never met Jeremy and yet, just by listening to a few months worth of podcasts, totally changed the way I attack comics. His survey segments, must-reads and commentary on the industry brought a new level of comic-making into my life.

    Rest in peace and my condolences to those who knew him best.

  13. Theresa Brown says:

    This is Jeremy’s Mother and it was two years ago today that we all lost my Jeremy!

    It still brings me comfort to come to this website and hear his voice on the interview and to read the kind comments you all posted here at that time.

    Thank you for helping to keep all the memories of Jeremy —- he will forever be loved and missed.

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