Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Atlanta Free Comic Book Day Events

If you can't get up to North Carolina for the Heroes event, three major comic book shops in Atlanta will be celebrating Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, May 3rd. Click on the links below for more information!

Criminal Records: from 10AM to 10PM, we'll be celebrating with some special guests. Aurora Coffee, next door, will also be hosting guests for the day. Check out their site for the list. Our own Cara McGee will be there!

Oxford Comics: will have a 30% off select graphic novel sales along with the free comics. The link will take you to a recent article from Creative Loafing about the owner and store.

Titan Games and Comics: has multiple locations giving out free comics and is also having a 50% sale on back issues. Check out their site for store locations and times.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Free Comic Book Day May 3rd

Join Shawn Crystal and Chris Schweizer in Charolette, NC, for the Heroes Free Comic Book Day event this Saturday, May 3rd. Check out HeroesOnline.com for more information!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Jedi Sketch Challenge!

Alex Hamilton

Allen Spetnagel joins the Dark Side!

Brent Morris takes us back even further than Knights of the Old Republic!

Dominike Stanton brings us Afro Jedi! Mace Windu, eat your heart out.

Dianna Bedell must learn the difference between Sith and Jedi... but this is awfully cute!

Nolan Woodard pays tribute with this Jedi Master Qui-Gon Shawn (Crystal).

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Pac-Man Challenge!

Though Jackie Lewis' entry may be late it makes up for it in weirdness.

Jeffrey Yu shows us what Blinky's nightmares look like.

Johnathan Bolden mixes it up with a Super Mario Bros. mushroom.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Astro Boy Challenge!

Allen Spetnagel get in on the action!

Trevor Pledger presents.

Jackie Lewis starts off last week's challenge!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

We're Baaaaack!

Spring break took all us away from one another but we returned in style (Schweizer wore an neckerchief) this past Friday. We even had alum Alex App, our current Spotlight, show up to hang out with everyone and we surprised him with cake to celebrate his recent graduation! For those of you than came out your involvement is greatly appreciated. You guys really help make our department strong, energized, creative, and friendly!

Shawn Crystal officially introduced the Firebreather Pin-Up Challenge at the meeting. For those students who are not aware of this challenge please click the link for more information. It's an amazing opportunity! Don't miss out!

During the height of the meeting we had sixteen people in attendance working on projects at the same time. Considering we have less than forty students in our department that is a massive number! Below, from left to right: professor Shawn Crystal, Dianna Bedell, Cara McGee, Sean Perkins, Michael Lavelle, Justin Wagner, Chris Schweizer, Areta Harabatch, alum Hunter Clark, Chris Lane, David Bonilla, Dominike Stanton, Tommy Le, and Doug Dabbs.

In attendance but not shown above: alum Alex App, Allen Spetnagel, Jackie Lewis, Olu Ajagbe, and Megs Glasscock. And here's a rare glimpse of professor Nolan Woodard (because normally I'm the one taking the photos and making posts) trying to cut Alex's cake with a wimpy, plastic knife. Mmmm, cake.

If you were unable to join us please come this Friday, in room 398 from noon to 4pm!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Firebreather Pin-Up Challenge

Normally we only have simple, weekly, sketch challenges. This spring we have an additional challenge for the entire quarter which could lead to published work!

Phil Hester has given SCAD students an opportunity to be published in his upcoming monthly series "Firebreather"! (It was previously a mini-series and has been collected into three TPB volumes and a one-shot published by Image Comics.) He's in need of pin-ups for the back of the book and has offered SCAD students the opportunity to draw those pin-ups. The pin-ups Phil approves will be featured in upcoming issues of "Firebreather"! This isn't something students want to miss out on! Shawn has collected materials and Phil has been courteous enough to send us some pages for reference. Each Friday at the Temple meetings in room 389 Shawn and Nolan will be available to help students on the project. Get involved and you could get published!

The following information will remain posted here as well as in the left column for easy access throughout the quarter.

Due date:
  • Thursday, May 29th

The printer specs for the pin-up are:
  • Bleed - 6.875" x 10.438"
  • Trim - 6.625" x 10.25"
  • Live - 5.899" x 9.075"
  • 450dpi
  • Full Color (CMYK)
  • ANY Style Goes!

Who is Firebreather?
  • He's a sweet, smart kid.
  • A little unmotivated. Numb to all the derision his appearance engenders, but not shy.
  • Doesn't take shit.

What does Firebreather look like?
  • Normal 16 year old boy clothes.
  • 6' tall.
  • Orange, leathery hide.
  • Blond, w/baby nubs of horns.
  • Gargoyle-like wings.
  • Oversized hands and feet (four digits each).
  • Wedge shaped head w/elongated mouth area.

What are Firebreather's powers?
  • Flight
  • Strength
  • Limited invulnerability
  • Fire breathing

What does Firebreather wear?
  • He does wear normal teenage clothing but also has a suit made of runes which amplify his powers as seen below.

Here are some images for action and color reference.

Here are some b/w pages for more reference.