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Graduate Workshop 2/10/17

Posted on 08 February 2017 by John Larison

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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 rdoucet@scad.edu

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

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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

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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: daduncan@scad.edu

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Workshop: Visual scripting

Posted on 10 January 2017 by John Larison

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Graduate Student Timothy Taylor Presents:

VISUAL SCRIPTING!
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.

Outcomes:
•       Students will become familiar with visual scripting techniques

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

Lecture
20 min

Activity
30 min

Discussion
10 min

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Professional Sequential Art Mentor Visit!

Posted on 09 January 2017 by John Larison

 

Please note the date changes below.

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SEQA Graduate Workshops 11/18/16

Posted on 18 November 2016 by John Larison

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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

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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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SEQA Graduate Workshops Friday 10/28

Posted on 25 October 2016 by John Larison

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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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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 paperrocketcomics.com

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