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Graduate Workshops 3/3/17

Posted on 02 March 2017 by John Larison

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All workshops are taking place in Haymans Hall this Friday from 9:30am – 2pm.

Workshop: Story Engineering
Room 315
Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM

If you want some tips and rules for creating a story or plotting and building a comic, then join sequential art graduate student Mike Becker as he breaks down his personal approach to the storytelling process.

Workshop: Architecture: Research
Room 213
Time: 10:30AM – 11:30AM

What is architecture? How and why do we build? What do you need to consider as you build the world within your
story? Join sequential art graduate student Kelsey Nix as she explores these questions. Every building is its own story; learn to harness the storytelling power of architecture to help advance your own narratives.

Workshop: Architecture: Execution
Room 213
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Stick around afterwards as sequential art graduate student Allie Pipitone shows how all of the pieces come together in a perspective-based workshop. Not comfortable drawing architecture? No problem! This all-levels crash course focuses on the basics and applying them through various techniques. Bring a sketchbook and be ready to draw along. You gon’ learn today.

Workshop: Drawing and Colouring Digitally
Room 213
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join sequential art graduate student Mark Whitaker as he conducts a demo on how to approach drawing and coloring comics digitally. Want to learn more about drawing digitally? Mark will go over how he approaches drawing and coloring and painting using various brushes and layer settings in both photoshop and manga studio. Q & A to follow.

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Graduate Workshops 2/25/17

Posted on 24 February 2017 by John Larison

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Water Effects

Saturday, Feb.25, Haymans Room 208, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Come and learn how to draw water effects using the Anderson Method. It’s easier than it looks! I promise! This Saturday, graduate student Sydney Anderson, will walk you through the proper way to conquer water. Q & A to follow.

Putting it into Perspective

Saturday, Feb.25, Haymans Room 214, 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Tired of flat characters on flat backgrounds? Want to add depth to your character art but aren’t sure where to begin? Join graduate student Don Fox as he breaks down and demonstrates the methods he uses for constructing characters quickly and accurately in extreme perspectives.  Q & A to follow.

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Graduate Workshop 2/10/17

Posted on 08 February 2017 by John Larison


You all know how effective environment and acting can be in storytelling, but have you noticed that most characters just seem to wear plain old jeans and t-shirts? Is that not boring?

This workshop will provide a basic knowledge of the costume design process from starting with the silhouette to the psychology behind colour, style and period choices.

It instructs you on how to apply costuming to your comics process which will further emphasise a character’s aesthetic qualities and enhance their role in the story,making your worlds a little more believable.

Join Luke Kemp-James on 10th February at Haymans Hall room 110 at 11am to learn about Costume as character.

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Comics Art Forum Assignments and Rules

Posted on 31 January 2017 by John Larison

If you miss your appointed time, we cannot guarantee that you will see any of the artists.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Rashad Doucet at

Portfolio Review and Workshop Lists:

Click the links below to see the lists.


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Comics Art Forum Application

Posted on 19 January 2017 by John Larison



The application for Comics Art Forum can be found below. Follow all instructions listed on the application and turn it in by 1PM, January 28th 2017.

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Saturday Comic Strips and Pizza

Posted on 19 January 2017 by John Larison


The SCAD Sequential Art department invites you to a Q&A session with two acclaimed syndicated comic strip creators:
Bill Amend (Foxtrot) and Stephan Pastis (Pearls Before Swine).
Saturday January 21, 5pm, Haymans Hall 118.

If you have any questions, see Prof. Duncan:

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Workshop: Visual scripting

Posted on 10 January 2017 by John Larison


Graduate Student Timothy Taylor Presents:

Saturday January 14, 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Hayman’s Hall, Room 213

Do you ever find yourself torn between trying to get visual ideas drawn while trying to write a script? You are not alone! As comic creators, getting ideas down visually and verbally is important. With visual scripting techniques, you will learn methods for writing scripts while thumbnailing your pages at the same time!

You will look at scripts with drawings on them, thumbnails with written notes and examples of both being done at the same time. You’ll learn about the importance of shorthand and notation and the importance of getting to know what you can draw quickly and what you may need to write.

•       Students will become familiar with visual scripting techniques

•       Students will create a one-page story thumnailed and written using visual scripting techniques and Rory’s Story Cubes.

20 min

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Professional Sequential Art Mentor Visit!

Posted on 09 January 2017 by John Larison


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SEQA Graduate Workshops 11/18/16

Posted on 18 November 2016 by John Larison


SEQA Graduate Workshops
Friday, November 18
Haymans Hall 214, 1pm-2:30pm

Animal Signals 101
If you struggle figuring out how to make the animals in your comic convey emotion then consider joining SEQA graduate student, Sienna Haralson (previous animal science student and lifetime animal hoarder) as she breaks down the basic animal signals and what they mean. Adding in these natural cues can bring an extra layer of interest and depth to any work containing animals and make your character’s pet or sidekick become more lively and expressive!

Story Engineering
If you want some tips and rules for creating a story or plotting and building a comic, then join SEQA graduate student Mike Becker as he breaks down his personal storytelling process.

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SEQA Graduate Workshops Friday 11/11

Posted on 11 November 2016 by John Larison


SEQA Graduate Workshops
Friday, November 11
Haymans Hall 111, 1pm-2:30pm

Forming Character
Join grad student Don Fox for a lecture on the importance of shape dynamics and understanding form and how they apply to character design from basic construction to thinking about developing a personal style. Includes a live demonstration with suggestions taken from the audience. Bring work and character designs in progress for discussion and critique after. Sat Nov 11th.

GIF Comics
Want to learn how to implement subtle animations to enhance your comics? Come hang out with graduate student Zach Wilcox and learn how to make simple, yet effective GIFS.

That’s right: On 11/11 at 1pm in room 111.

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