Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Advising Day for Spring Quarter

EDIT: SEQA Faculty have been pulled into a meeting at 1pm and will not be able to begin advising early as we had hoped. See everyone in 4C at 2pm!

Advising in is the 4C Event Space from 2-4pm for the official Advising Day event. Do NOT miss Advising Day. Get your friends and classmates to come to advising too. You don't want courses you need canceled due to poor registration because other students didn't get advised. So grab them and bring them with you!

Caricature Demo

Grad student Pat Bollin will be giving a Caricature Demo for the Illustration Department this Friday, January 29th, at 11am in room 379. He is an amazing artist with a background doing caricatures at theme parks and large events. It's highly recommended you stop by and check it out. He's amazing! Redundant? Yes. But he's freakin' amazing!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Matt Bernier review of SCAD-Atlanta

Matt Bernier, who came to our Fall Artists' Forum in 2009 along with Sean Murphy, posted up his review of SCAD-Atlanta's SEQA program and his experience during the forum. To say it is a glowing review is an understatement. Here is a choice paragraph worth quoting in totality:
"Everyone drawing below the industry top 5%: watch the fuck out. As iron sharpens iron, so these artists sharpen each other. This is a school that turns down applicants. This is a school that gives failing grades to unpublishable- emphasis on PUBLISHABLE- work. This is a school that listens to its teachers, fosters a culture of greatness, and turns out the best students I have ever seen. Several students I met were currently working on books for ONI while still in school. Others had gigs lined up, or were in the process of it. I saw exactly 2 students who weren't ready to work at a totally pro level right then."

We highly recommend checking out his entire review here and Bernier's blog here. While his leaning is toward the independent, he has loads of tips and tricks with tools and materials for sequential artists!

Storyboards by Alex App!

SEQA's own Alex App was one of the main storyboard artists on this project:
Shadowlight Pictures Announces
Distribution of Feature Film,
Shadowlight Pictures is pleased to announce the DVD release of off-beat comedy, Good Intentions in the United States and Canada on March 9, 2010.

PRE-ORDER your copy
beginning FEBRUARY 14th at

The film stars Luke Perry ("Beverly Hills 90210," The Fifth Element), Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap, Superstar), Jon Gries, (Napoleon Dynamite, Taken) Jimmi Simpson (Date Night, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") and Grammy Award® Winner LeAnn Rimes.

Directed by Jim Issa
Produced by Richard Sampson &
Pamela Peacock

Click here to view the trailer
Good Intentions DVD cover artwork
www.SHADOWLIGHT ~ 310 Willow Lane, Atlanta, GA 30030 ~ 404.630.0920

Congrats Alex!!

Sherlock Holmes Challenge

Chris Lane

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sanford Greene

Sanford Greene will be coming into SCAD-Atlanta on Tuesday, January 19th, at 11am in room 347! He'll also be bringing his new sketchbook, "Deadlines" Vol. 3, for purchase and signing. The cover price is $30 but he's selling them at this event for $20. Well worth it!

Check out his work on his blog and DA pages.

Friday, January 8, 2010

SEQA Profs Featured In Manga Museum

SCAD/Atlanta Sequential Art Professors June Brigman and Roy Richardson currently have one of their "Brenda Starr" original comic strips on display in the Kyoto Manga Museum, in Kyoto, Japan. The strip is part of a "Women Cartoonists" exhibit put together by writer/artist Trina Robbins. The show runs until March, and then moves on to Singapore.