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

Monday, October 20, 2014


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

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)