Monday, December 21, 2009

Comic Book Holiday Challenge

Michael McKelvey
Dianna Bedell

Allen Spetnagel reviewed

Having recently earned his MFA in SEQA, Allen Spetnagel was reviewed for his work at Fluke. Check it out here!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Make a film, win money!

EPA Hosts Video Competition to Promote ‘Three Rs’ of Consumer Waste

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a
video contest that challenges filmmakers to produce short, creative
videos that highlight the “Three Rs” of individual consumption: reduce,
reuse, and recycle. The agency is accepting submissions for the contest,
called “Our Planet, Our Stuff, Our Choice,” through Feb. 16.

Entries should be either 30 or 60 seconds in length. The video should
creatively promote steps individuals and organizations can take to
minimize negative environmental impacts within their communities on the
following topics:
Reducing and reusing
Consumption and its effect on environmental footprint

The winning submissions will be announced in April 2010 in time for the
40th anniversary of Earth Day. Awards will be given to the top three
videos in the following amounts, as well as a special “Student Winner”
category exclusively for submissions by persons 13 to 18 years old at
the time of entry.
1st Place - $2,500
2nd Place - $1,500
3rd Place - $1,000
2 Student Winners (13 to 18 years old) - $500 each

More information on the contest: An
informational poster is attached.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spider-Man Challenge

Jonathan Knight
Dominike Stanton
Allen Spetnagel

Monday, November 16, 2009

Need a Liberal Arts elective?

New course for Winter 2010: Legal Issues in Arts and Entertainment
AADM 225: Legal Issues in Arts and Entertainment introduces students to legal issues that affect artists and administrators in the arts and entertainment industries. Topics examined include copyright, piracy, trademark protection, First Amendment rights and cultural property rights. Additionally, students will explore the legal context of employment relationships, including discrimination laws, labor unions, contracts and regulated compensation and benefits. Prerequisite is ENGL 123 Composition. The class is offered Tuesday/Thursday, 5-7:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail arts administration professor James Marchant at

Check with your Academic Adviser to confirm whether or not you can use this course.


Please be sure to register for your Winter classes now if you have not done so already. If you wait until the last minute, you may be disappointed to discover that the schedule has changed.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Manga Workshop Fri. 13th 4pm, rm 347!

Our Manga lecture guests, Konohan Sakuya, will be giving a workshop, exclusively for SCAD students, on creating special effects using screen tones this Friday the 13th in rm 347 at 4pm. Please let Prof. Crystal know how many of you would like to attend. Materials will be provided.

Obviously, this means that Temple will end early.

In addition, a reception will be held after the lecture in event space 4C, so you can have additional time to talk with our guests!

Hope to see everyone there!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Go shopping @ Two Morrows!

For the first time in its history, TwoMorrows Publishing, publisher of award-winning books and magazines about comics history and appreciation, is offering their acclaimed line of "Modern Masters" books for only $10 each, now through November 30, 2009. Normally retailing for $14.95, the sale represents a 33% savings.
Publisher John Morrow remarked, "Last July at Comic-Con, we put our Modern Masters on sale for $10 each for one day only, as a test. Most were gone in a few hours. Now, with the holidays drawing near and the economy starting to recover, editor Eric Nolen-Weathington and I felt it was the right time to try it again, on a larger scale."
The "MODERN MASTERS Sale" includes 21 volumes on these top artists, each featuring a comprehensive career-spanning interview, and a gallery of rare and unseen artwork:
Alan Davis
George Pérez
Bruce Timm
Kevin Nowlan
José Luis Garciá-López
John Byrne
Mike Wieringo
Kevin Maguire
Charles Vess
Michael Golden
Jerry Ordway
Frank Cho
Mark Schultz
Mike Allred
Lee Weeks
John Romita Jr.
Mike Ploog
Kyle Baker
Chris Sprouse
This sale is only valid for orders placed at through the end of November, and does not include shipping costs. A special "$10 MODERN MASTERS SALE" banner atop the TwoMorrows' home page links to a listing of the books on sale.
Since 1994, TwoMorrows has been celebrating the art and history of comics through their magazine and book publications

Monday, November 2, 2009

Laura Martin's Visit

Last Friday the SEQA-Atlanta Department invited two-time Eisner Award winning colorist Laura Martin out to do a demonstration and presentation of her coloring and process. We knew her work was amazing but she blew us away!

The student turn out was fantastic with not just a massive percentage of SEQA students and alum attending but also faculty and students from ILLU, ANIM, and ITGM! Their investment of time was well made. Laura was an extremely giving guest and surprised everyone by bringing in an as-yet-unpublished Punisher page by Leinil Yu to color for her demonstration. She shared work from the past too explaining the thought process behind her color choices and application but also gave a candid insight to being a colorist. Not only was everything she shared interesting and informative but our students had the bonus pleasure of finding her completely and utterly entertaining! Even for the faculty, her process and understanding of color, its application, and storytelling was really inspiring. Laura couldn't have been a more wonderful guest and we sincerely hope to have her back in the future for an encore. Thank you, Laura!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Laura Martin Coloring Demo

Laura Martin, two time Eisner Award winning colorist
from Gaijin Studios, will be doing a demonstration and talk about her coloring process on Friday, October 30th at 1pm in room 347 during our normal Temple meeting. This is not to be missed!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Win a trip to New York!

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Adam Hughes demo at Binders!

Mark your calendars for Friday November 20 and Saturday November 21!

Comic Drawing by Adam Hughes

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ordinary Imaginary

Some of our students have taken it upon themselves to create an anthology: Ordinary Imaginary! They are seeking "emerging artists to test the limit of their imagination and creativity. Please read the blog for submission guidelines."

"This new anthology will feature comics and illustrations on a very simple and universal idea--something (extra)ordinary clashing with the mundane. This challenge is about facing your fears, both in the theme of the stories/illustrations, and the execution there of. The theme is broad for a reason-- I'd like to encourage artists to do a story that they can explore however they'd like to, and to create the work using methods they may not have tried before."

Check out their blog Ordinary Imaginary!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Werewolves Challenge

Brian Traynor

Dianna Bedell
Jonathan Knight
Ariel Duncan
Trevor Pledger combines the last three challenges into one!
Michael McKelvey
Edgardo Gomez

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Training @ the Sculpture Facility

Scheduling for Non Majors- Fall Quarter (Sculpture Building)
Scheduling for Non Majors- Fall Quarter (Sculpture Building)

Intro to Woodshop:
Friday, October 16th - 10:30am

Advanced Woodworking:
Table Saw, Jointer, and Planer
Friday, October 16th - 01:30pm

MIG Welding:
Friday, October 23rd - 10:30am

Advanced Woodworking:
Table Saw, Jointer, and Planer
Friday, October 23rd - 01:30pm

Intro to Woodshop:
Friday, October 30th - 10:30am

Advanced Woodworking:
Table Saw, Jointer, and Planer
Friday, October 30th - 01:30pm

Metal Fabrication Shop Training:
Friday, November 6th - 10:30am

MIG Welding:
Friday, November 6th - 01:30pm

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Artists' Forum '09

Save the dates October 23-25th! Our guests this year are Sean Murphy and Matt Bernier.

There will be a presentation Friday, October 23rd at 5pm in room 347 that is open to all SCAD students, faculty, and staff.

The following Saturday and Sunday there will be workshops. In order to attend those workshops you need to sign-up. The sign-up sheets are on the door to room 346! Seniors and graduates have first dibs on portfolio reviews but the workshops are open to all.

This is not open to the public.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Vampire Challenge

Janique Crenshaw
Dianna Bedell
Jeff Yu
Michael McKelvey
Travis Evans
Jackie Lewis
Pat Quinn
Nolan Woodard