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Editors’ Day 2017 Times/Schedule/Rooms

Posted on 01 May 2017 by John Larison

Hey folks! The review schedule and times are now up. Please spread the word and let us know.

Take a look at the schedule and note your time and the room you are supposed to be in. Please take a look and see if there are any overlaps. Understand that you should check for these things now and let us know.

If you need to cancel, please also let us know through email.

If there are please email Professor Doucet at rdoucet@scad.edu

 

 

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For everyone who is taking part in Editors’ Day 2017, Friday May 5 and Saturday May 6, there are a few things to remember.

1. Your portfolio should be no more than 10-12 pieces of art. This can include comic pages, comic covers, children’s books pages, concept art, character designs, turnarounds, or individual spot illustrations. You only have a few, short minutes with the editor so it is better to get more feedback from fewer pieces than less feedback for more pieces. It is better to have a few really strong pieces. Editors can tell what they want to give you feedback on in 2-3 pieces.

Keep it to 10-12 pieces and definitely NO sketchbooks or loose art. Put all of your work in a professional portfolio.

If you are doing comic inking or coloring you should also have the original pencil or ink file as well as your inked or colored page side by side, so the editor can see what you have brought to the penciler’s or inker’s art.

Print your portfolio early. Do not wait until the last minute. Your work can be at size 11” x 17” or smaller, but don’t come in with work larger than 11” x 17”.

2. You should bring both traditional and digital portfolios if you have a reader (Ipad, etc.). DO NOT SHOW ART OFF OF YOUR PHONE FOR ANY REASON! If you just have a traditional portfolio that is okay. It is better to have both, but you should at least have a traditional portfolio.

3. Dress nicely. While you do not have to dress business professional, you SHOULD dress up. Since this is a professional meeting with an editor you should take care in how you present yourself. Come in clean clothes. Make certain you take time to shower, brush your teeth and hair, and put deodorant on.

4. Phone etiquette: If your phone comes out of your pocket for any reason during your review, your review will be over and you will be escorted out by the Grad Handler. Keep your phone on silent in any group or individual review at all times. No phone use will be tolerated at all.

5. Stay silent in the hallways. If you want to talk with friends, then find an empty room and go in there or go outside. Please respect all of the reviews going on. If you are too loud in the hallways, then you will be asked to quiet down, find a room, or go outside.

6. Editor reviews: Stay silent during editor reviews and take notes. You only have a few minutes with your editors so unless they ask you a direct question, be quiet. Let them look over your work, make comments, critique it, and you take notes. I cannot stress this enough. You need to stay quiet unless asked a direct question from the editor.

This is a rare opportunity to be able to sit down with editors so you shouldn’t spend it talking or talking over them. Let them talk! Do not explain your work or yourself. It should speak for itself without you talking over it.

Group reviews: If you are in a group review and your work is not being reviewed, DO NOT MAKE A NOISE! You need to respect other people’s reviews. Feel free to take notes since you can learn just as much from other people’s reviews and their work as you can from your own reviews. Just sitting there and listening to other reviews is valuable.

7. BE ON TIME! If you are even one minute late to your review you will NOT be let in. You have missed your review. Try again next year. Arrive 15-20 minutes early for every review. It is better to have to wait a little for your review then to show up and have missed your review.

8. Find out which room your review you will be in before showing up.

9. Print out your schedule so you know what room you need to be in and when you need to be there.

10. If you have a question about anything, there are Graduate Handlers helping each day. Ask them for help if you need something. They will be wearing name tags.

 

And once again if you have any questions or problems:

Take a look at the schedule and note your time and the room you are supposed to be in. Please take a look and see if there are any overlaps. Understand that you should check for these things now and let us know.

If you need to cancel, please also let us know through email.

If there are please email Professor Doucet at rdoucet@scad.edu

 

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Editors’ Day 2017 Application

Posted on 17 April 2017 by John Larison

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Editors’ Day is a recurring event that the Sequential Art department holds every year. This event brings in editors from major comic and publishing companies from around the country.

Editors will hold a panel discussion on Thursday, May 4th at the SCAD Museum of Art to discuss industry trends and the importance of professionalism, as well as what it takes to work in the industry. On May 5th and 6th, editors will hold portfolio reviews for students from all campuses who are able to make it to Savannah over the course of these two days. To partake in portfolio reviews, an application must be submitted. Click here to download the application.

 

Applications are due on April 29th by 4:00 p.m. Contact Professor Rashad Doucet with questions. (Do not email him samples).

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Presentation of Mentor Work 2017

Posted on 04 April 2017 by John Larison

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Presentation of Mentor Work

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

5:00PM | Haymans Hall | Room 118

Come see work created by students that were mentored by Patric Reynolds. Reynolds will discuss the work he’s done with the various mentees, their story ideas, and the progress made. There will be a Q&A session that focuses on possible routes for publication.

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Save the Date! Editor’s Day 2017

Posted on 30 March 2017 by John Larison

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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

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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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