Every so often we will be focusing on a specific student doing exemplary work in a Spotlight post. We’ll also have a slideshow of their art in the right column and post a Q&A from the student. But, we thought, who should be the first? The answer was pretty easy: Doug Dabbs, the first student the ATL SEQA Department campus had and the first to spend all four years here to earn his BFA! Now as a Graduate student Doug is continuing his art evolution and brings us our first Spotlight Q&A with some exciting news about some professional work he's doing!
Q. Where are you from and what originally got you interested in sequential art?
A. I was born and raised in Nashville, TN. It was there where I originally became interested in sequential art. In the third grade, my teacher assigned us a reading assignment which we had to do a report on. I never read comics before, so I asked if I could choose a comic to read. Surprisingly, she said yes. She didn’t care what medium of literature it was, she just wanted her students to read.
Q. What books (comic or otherwise) do you regularly read and why?
A. I think I have become more picky on my reading material, because there isn’t a monthly book that I always pick up. I usually read trades by artists and writers who influence me.
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A small sampling of Doug's work: