Saturday, November 8, 2014

Thank you! (Artist Forum Overview)

Thank you to special guests Van Jensen, Tradd Moore, and Matt Wilson, not only for the amazing advice but for all the personal anecdotes that proved everyone gets into comics different! It was so nice to hear each of you talk about your experiences in the industry. We hope you had just as much fun as we did!

Our panelists from left to right: Matt Wilson, Van Jensen, Tradd Moore
These page gurus had an open Q&A with the students before the workshops.

Some students were so excited for this forum they even got there before the guests!! Check out this tweet from SEQA student Emily Barnard!

Some pictures from Tradd Moore's "How to choreograph a fight scene" workshop! Students even got to thumbnail a fight scene and show it to Tradd for feedback. How cool is that?! (Super cool.)

Matt Wilson dropped some serious coloring knowledge on us in this workshop!!

Van Jensen talked story and some handy tricks, like the chart shown above, to keep in mind while telling a story.

Thank you again for coming, guys! Hope to see you again soon!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Student Spotlight: Luciano A.D. Perez

Today we are proud to present Luciano Perez! Also known as a member of the Good Hair Club, Luciano Perez works to include latin@ and trans representation into his comics while trying not to lack a spirit of fun and groan-worthy humour. He thinks representation in comics is important!

 He is something-like-a-junior and is known for his speed and for drawing at a size relative to his own tiny stature.  Influenced by the works of Tessa Stone, Art Spiegalman, Pendelton Ward, and Mike Mignola. Luc's favourite activities include spotting blacks and inking lines over loose pencils. He enjoys both working on pages and illustrations. To keep up with Luc you can visit his tumblr!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Student Spotlight: Jaime Franks

Today we are proud to put the spotlight on Jaime Franks!! Jaime Franks is an aspiring comic artist that transferred to SCAD in 2012. He is a self taught artist who has always had a passion for drawing for as long as he can remember, but the catalyst that inspired him to pursue a career in creating comics was his discovery of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball when he was in the fourth grade. Inspired by Dragon Ball’s clean art, engaging action, and entertaining story, he desired to tell such exciting tales of his own and thus Toriyama became his biggest artistic influence growing up.

Later on in his life, other artists such as Eiichiro Oda, Hirohiko Araki, Jamie Hewlett, Jaime Hernandez, and Mike Mignola would become influences on his work. Comics are not the only source of Jaime’s influences. Ever since he was in high school, music has been a major source of his creativity as well. Bands such as Gorillaz, The Clash, The Stranglers, Gnarls Barkley, Talking Heads, and Daft Punk have all played their part in shaping his artistic vision.

Jaime hopes to one day become a well renowned comic artist known for creating unique, creative, and entertaining comics!!  You can check out his work at