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SEQA Graduate Workshops Friday 10/28

Posted on 25 October 2016 by John Larison


SEQA Graduate Workshops Friday 10/28

Tips And Tricks For Unique Character Designs
Friday, Octtober 28
Haymans Hall 214, 1pm

There is more to character design than the concept alone, it can be frustrating to have a character that doesn’t look unique, so Patricia Leang made a list of stuff to think about while designing characters. We will cover several important factors and tips for creating a unique character design; this workshop also includes a fun design challenge! Please bring your drawing materials! Loose paper and pencils will be more than enough!

SEQA Fight Club
Friday, October 28
Haymans Hall 214, 2pm
Action speaks louder than words. When a fight scene is involved, it’s a hella loud way to tell people about your character. Join SEQA grad student, Jordan Scribner (8 years stage combat, 2 years kickboxing, and 1 year European martial arts experience) to figure out how to jack up combat in your comics.  Learn how to research fighting styles, manipulate contact and pacing, and apply historic martial arts techniques to deepen your characters through action rather than exposition. Don’t forget to bring your own fight scenes for review and don’t be afraid to participate in some physical demonstrations!

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Call for Exhibitors – Mini-Comics Expo 2016

Posted on 19 October 2016 by John Larison

The SCAD Sequential Art department’s 9th annual Mini-Comics Expo will be held on Saturday, November 5th, in Hayman’s Hall. If you are interested in exhibiting in this event, please email Professor Duncan at

Given the nature of the event, exhibitors should offer at least one mini-comic on their table (sketchbooks or zines count). We ask that exhibitors attend at least one of the lectures/presentations by the visiting artist Robyn Chapman, help advertise the event by paper posters and/or social media, help set up the event the afternoon before, and help return Haymans Hall to normal after the show. Thanks for helping make this event awesome.

More information provided to exhibitors closer to show date.

Prof. Duncan

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Mini Comics Expo 2016

Posted on 28 September 2016 by John Larison


The SCAD Sequential Art Department hosts their annual Mini-Comics Expo at Haymans Hall, 23 Charlton Street, Savannah, on Saturday, November 5, from 11am – 4pm.

Over 80 vendors  — students, alumni, and faculty of SCAD’s acclaimed sequential art department — will be on site to exhibit and sell their self-published mini-comics, zines and sketches.  This event celebrates hand-made comic books and DIY publishing.

Guest artist, comics editor, and SCAD Alumna Robyn Chapman will be exhibiting at the Expo, giving a workshop, and signing books. Chapman is an editor, a publisher, and a cartoonist. She is the proprietor of Paper Rocket Minicomics and The Tiny Report, and she has had many different jobs in comics. She spent five years at The Center for Cartoon Studies, initially as their first fellow and later as their program coordinator and a faculty member. She is the author of Drawing Comics Lab from Quarry Books. Currently she is an associate editor at First Second Books. Learn more about her work at

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Professional Sequential Art Mentor Visit!

Posted on 23 September 2016 by John Larison


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Update: Editors’ Day Assignments 2016

Posted on 11 May 2016 by John Larison

Please make certain to read the Rules and Regulations for Editors’ Day about all the specifics you should know about for this event, which is in the previous posting.

Hey folks. The assignments are up for all the editors.

If you have any accidental overlaps please let me know.

The empty slots are to stay empty until the day of, and then it is up to the editors and the grad handlers on whether those slots will be filled or stay open.

Do not email myself or any of the faculty about the empty slots. Only email myself or Trisha (Our emails are in the sign up form/sheet, in the previous, precious posting) to let us know if there are any accidental overlaps or if you have to cancel for whatever reason.

Thank you and good luck!

Make certain to print this out so you know what room you need to be in and when!


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Friday Graduate Workshops: March 4

Posted on 02 March 2016 by John Larison





Sequential Art Graduate Workshops

Friday, March 4, Haymans’ Hall: 2:00 – 4:00pm


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Storyboard Pro The Power of Digital Storyboarding: Haymans Hall, Room 213, 2-3pm
SEQA Grad, Sonnet Sakievich

Are you interested in storyboarding?

Want to learn about Storyboard Pro, the software used by many industry professionals?  Come join SEQA Grad student Sonnet Sakievich for a workshop covering the following Storyboard Pro features:

•        Creating storyboards in Storyboard Pro
•        Importing storyboards from another program
•        Exporting boards with action notes
•        Setting up an animatic
•        Adjusting timing and adding sounds to your animatic
•        Exporting your animatic as a movie



Making and Incorporating Gifs in Comics: Haymans Hall, Room 213, 3-4pm
SEQA Grad, Zach Wilcox

Come join SEQA Grad student Zach Wilcox on Friday, March 4, in Room 213 at 3:00 in Hayman’s Hall. Want to learn how to bring your comics to life? The GIF is the answer! Learn how to make GIFs using Photoshop or Aftereffects or both with the expert tutelage of grad student Zach Wilcox. We’ll go through the process of creating and animating a simple GIF comic that will begin the foundation of your successful foray into the world of animated comics. Learn how to render things and what that even means. It makes boring old paper comics look like the trash they are.

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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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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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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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