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.
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