Monday, October 20, 2014

Advising!!


Advising will be held this Friday at 11:00 A.M. in room 384! A sign up sheet will be posted outside my office (room 382) on Tuesday at 10:40 A.M.

In order for you to be advised, you must print your name on the sign-up sheet and be in 384 at 11:00. Once we have gone through all present bodies who have signed the sheet, the advising session will be over. So get there early!

 See everyone there!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Generate 24: Overview

Generate happened!! Generate is a challenge where students attempt to do 24 comic pages in 24 hours. No easy task to say the least. At SCAD: Atlanta our SEQA department did a fantastic job making Generate an interesting and engaging experience. We had prizes, special guests, even food! Our special guests walked around couching students on their pages and whatever help they may need, including some encouraging tweets!

In case you missed it, here are some highlights:

(Special guests: Marvel's Mike Marts and Katie Kubert dropping some knowledge.)

(Green Lantern writer Van Jensen checking out previous student spotlight Em Barnard's work!)

(Artist Meghan Hetrick sharing her portfolio with the students.)

(Virtual Tour of IDW's home base via iPAD)


(Students with Twitter received some encouraging words in the later hours from our special guest from Robot 6, Tim O'Shea) 


Congratulations to those who finished the challenge!! 24 pages in 24 hours is no easy feat but with a good work ethic and some major endurance skills, the following students completely the challenge! 

Mittie Paul
Jamel Jones
Anderson Carman
Jaime Frank
Xinyi 

Special thank you to all of our sponsors. We would be able to have this amazing event without you. huge thank you to our very own Pat Quinn for organizing the event. You did an amazing job this year (like you do every year)!!

(pictures courtesy of Pat Quinn)


Student Spotlight: Brittany Heiner

Our Spotlight this week is a hardworking SEQA graduate student with a great attitude and top notch management skills. Brittany brings a positive attitude to everything she works on and works hard on it!! She carries herself as a professional, being kind, cool, and collected both in and out of working situations.

After finishing her illustration undergrad at Brigham Young University, she spent several years at a crafting company called Provo Craft, working as a cartridge content designer for their Cricut die-cutting machine. Her favorite part was working on licensed material, getting to play with vector art from Disney, Sanrio, Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, and Warner Bros. She even got to visit the Warner Bros HQ in Burbank and meet some of their licensing execs. If you pick up the Superman Cricut cartridge, you'll find the font included is her handwriting! (like in the below example that someone posted online)


Ultimately, she wants to tell stories as a novelist and graphic novelist. Her current pet project is an adaptation she is doing of a Scarlet Pimpernel short story ("Fie, Sir Percy"), and She is hoping to pick back up soon with her webcomic, "Muse: the Hero Next Door." (www.muse-comic.com) Her inspirations are a mix of comics and illustration including Wendy Pini (Elfquest), Gurihiru, John Byrne (Uncanny X-Men), Jody Lee, Drew Struzan, Bill Peet, JC Leyendecker, CLAMP, Keith Parkinson, Larry Elmore, Jim Lee, and Ryan Ottley.


To keep up with Brittany's work be sure to check out her blog and be sure to check out her webcomic, mentioned above!