Thursday, January 29, 2009

ATL Artists' Forum Poster

Many people have asked if they could have a poster for the ATL Artists' Forum so I'm making a low resolution PDF available for you guys to download and print to your little hearts' desires. Click here!

And make sure you sign up for workshops and portfolio reviews! They're taking place Friday and Saturday, February 27th and 28th. You're allowed to sign up for more than one workshop and more than one portfolio review too!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Today the Temple of Cartoon Mojo is one year old! It's been an amazing success and it couldn't have been done without the effort, support, and fun our students in SEQA-ATL bring to this department. 2008 set a great example of what we can be. In the past year we've had 29 Sketch Challenges, 7 Event Reports, a slew of student work to share, and more bringing us 12,919 hits from countries across the world! (That's about 35 hits a day for anyone counting.) And to celebrate we had a blog header challenge. Everyone's entry looked great! But we've revamped the look of the blog with Pat Bollin's submission. It's a great theme with a master and students all wielding tools of our trade in a Shaolin temple. It will grace the blog for 2009. Congratulations to him and all who made the Temple of Cartoon Mojo everything it is today!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blog Header Challenge!

The submissions for the header challenge are in! Thank you all for taking part and the extra effort to see us grow even more in 2009. Faculty will discuss which will be used. The new header will go live on Monday which will be the one year anniversary of the Temple of Cartoon Mojo!

Here are the entries:
Julie Godwin
Pat Bollin
Dianna Bedell
Jerell Drakes
Nolan Woodard (faculty, not for consideration)

Friday, January 23, 2009

ATL Artists' Forum

Sign-up sheets for the ATL Artists' Forum are now posted on Shawn and Chris' door, room 346! There are workshops and portfolio reviews available from our guests so make sure you sign up now!

This is a private event for SCAD students only!

ATL Artists' Forum
February 26th - 28th
ATL Campus
Cameron Stewart
Stuart Immonen
Matt Kindt

Monday, January 19, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Star Wars Hampsters

To kickoff of this quarter's Temple of Cartoon Mojo, we've got our first entry in the earlybird STAR WARS HAMPSTERS challenge, Watto by Clayton Forrister:
Dianna Bedell
Nancy Olivo

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shawn Crystal does Deadpool

It's been official for awhile but for those of you that don't know our very own Professor Shawn Crystal is penciling and inking the upcoming Deadpool Annual! Congratulations, Shawn! He's busting out some amazing pages while teaching full-time. That's two full-time jobs at the same time... and he's kicking ass at both! If that doesn't set an example for the rest of us I don't know what would. If you see him make sure you congratulate him and pick up your copy of the annual when it's released. Shawn is working with Mike Benson, producer for HBO's Entourage, and IGN just interviewed them about working on Deadpool. Check out the full interview here (complete with SCAD-ATL drop). The interview contains lots of art, some of which I've posted below to show his process from thumbs to inks. The color is being done by Lee Loughridge, SCAD alumni. Can't wait to see the book, Shawn. Fantastic work!


Monday, January 12, 2009

Earlybird Sketch Challenge

The brave souls who went to Temple last Friday even though it wasn't technically meeting were unanimous in their choice for an earlybird sketch challenge, ostensibly based on some work by Temple member Hung Le:

Hamsters dressed as Star Wars characters.

Get your Star Wars hamsters in before Friday, when the first legitimate sketch challenge of the semester begins - and don't forget to vote on what it'll be!

Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artists screening

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival will be screening Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist on Monday, Jan. 19th at 4:40pm. There do not seem to be many copies of this documentary floating around, so do yourself a favor and see it while you can! One show only.

Get tickets and directions :

Also, this is now available to buy on DVD!

Sketch Challenges Voting Begins

This Friday we will start up the sketch challenges again! The voting worked really well last quarter so we're going to stick with it. You'll find your options for the first sketch challenge of Winter quarter in the left column. Place your vote now!

Until then, the Header Challenge is still open but will conclude this Friday so make sure you email Nolan your submissions. We'll post the submissions and vote on whose header gets to grace this blog for the next year!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Winter Quarter

Welcome back! Classes begin again Monday, January 5th. Students are encouraged to get together this Friday for an impromptu Temple meeting as faculty will be busy in campus, school, and departmental meetings. Official Temple meetings will begin again Friday, January 16th in room 347 from noon to 4pm! Sketch challenge voting will start up again that week but until then please take on the Holiday Break Challenge!