Comics Art Forum XVIIII
The Sequential Art Department is pleased to announce the 19th annual Comics Art Forum (CAF), Friday, Feb. 15 – Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. Comics Art Forum has been a proud part of the history of the sequential art department for many years. The event represents one of the few major academic acknowledgments of comic art and sequential art storytelling in the nation. The CAF permits guests to discuss sequential art concerns from many differing points of view and provides students with an opportunity to work with and learn from a variety of top industry professionals.
Dawud is currently a Broadcast Designer for Turner Studios in Atlanta where he produces a variety of artistic work both for broadcast and print for clients such as Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, TRU TV, NBA TV, Boomerang and more. Dawud is President and CEO of his own Creative Arts and Animation company called Big City Entertainment where he is currently working on the relaunch of the Brotherman comic series in the form of a graphic novel. Dawud has two sons, Ndosi (22) and Omari (16) and lives in the Atlanta metro area.
Short list of accolades:
- Featured on Arsenio Hall for creating a comic book that Arsenio felt was long overdue, 1991
- Nominated for Will Eisner Award for Best Comic at 1992 San Diego Comicon
- Featured on America’s Most Wanted for breaking new ground and inspiring children in urban centers nationwide, 1992
- Received Key to the City of Kansas City, MO for Outstanding Service to Children 1993
- 2008 Emmy Award Winner for conceptualizing a Public Service Announcement for the Dalai Lama’s visit to Atlanta, GA
Reilly Brown is a comic book artist and a pioneer in the field of digital comics storytelling. His creator-owned comic POWER PLAY, was among the first to rethink the way that comics are read and presented on digital devices. In addition, he has served as a freelance artist for Marvel Comics for years, and has worked on a number of their famous superheroes and fan-favorite stories, including the mutant buddy-team of CABLE & DEADPOOL, the infamous “Thorcules” fight in INCREDIBLE HERCULES, the mythology-spanning team-up of Thor and Amadeus Cho in PRINCE OF POWER, and Spider-Man’s substitute teaching gig at the Avengers Academy in AMAZING-SPIDER-MAN.
You can see more of his work at http://reillybrown.tumblr.com/ or www.TenTonStudios.com
Born in Puerto Rico and based in Ohio, Rafael Rosado is a veteran of the animation industry. He is currently a storyboard artist for Warner Brothers, Disney, and Cartoon Network. He currently works digital in creating storyboards and animatics.
Dave Roman is the author of several graphic novels including Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity, Teen Boat! and Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. He has contributed stories to Explorer: The Mystery Boxes, Nursery Rhyme Comics, and is the co-author of two New York Times bestselling graphic novels, X-Men: Misfits and The Last Airbender: Zuko’s Story. Roman is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and worked as a comics editor for the groundbreaking Nickelodeon Magazine from 1998 to 2009.
Raina Telgemeier grew up in San Francisco, but made her way to New York City when she was 22 to attend the School of Visual Arts as an Illustration and Cartooning student. She received her BFA in 2002, and has worked as a freelance artist ever since. She is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels, the co-author of X-Men: Misfits, and the author-illustrator of the bestselling dental memoir graphic novel Smile, which recently won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience. Smile was also an ALA Notable Book, a Kirkus Best Book of 2010, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards Honor title.
Schedule of Events:
Friday Feb. 15
Student Portfolio Reviews [application required]
CAF student portfolio reviews will be held at Norris Hall. Artists will review student portfolios in groups of 15 students. Group student portfolio reviews allow student to learn from the comments made to the student portfolios.
Session 1: 10:00-11:30am
Session 2: 1:00-2:30pm
SCAD Museum of Art Theater
Saturday Feb. 16
SCAD Museum of Art Theater
Workshops [application required]
Three workshop sessions will be held on Saturday in Norris Hall, with each artist having one workshop, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
Session 1: 10:00-11:30am
Session 2: 1:00pm-2:30pm
Session 3: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your session. If you are not in line by 10 minutes prior to the session, you are late, and YOU MAY NOT ENTER the room — no exceptions.
Portfolio Review Etiquette
Refrain from texting or talking on the phone, talking while other students are being reviewed or any other unprofessional behavior. In the event of inappropriate behavior you will be asked to leave.
Remember you are there to participate, refrain from doing schoolwork while in a workshop, texting or other unprofessional behavior. In the event of inappropriate behavior you will be asked to leave.
If you would like to cancel your space, please email Anthony Fisher at email@example.com prior to your session.
Comics Art Forum Application
To sign-up for workshops and portfolio reviews, fill out the Comics Art Forum form: CAF2013Application. Requests are on first- come, first-served basis. You must arrive at least 10 minutes before your session, or your space will be forfeited.
Forms are due
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013
by 5:00 pm* at 1A Norris.
*Late forms will be accepted to fill open spaces only.
ATLANTA and eLearning students can email forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
The panel Discussion will be accessible live here on SEQALab. More specifics to come.