Thursday, September 30, 2010

Generate this Fri-Sat

Get ready for Generate this Friday and Saturday! It has grown from the SEQA 24-Hour Comic challenge to encompass multiple departments at SCAD-Atlanta. If you're a current SCAD student or alum come down for the fun. There are big prizes for the best work in each challenge. Here's a tidbit on what to expect this year:

SCAD puts its artistically talented students to the test with Generate, a unique competition that is aptly named because of the amazing projects generated in one very long and exciting day. The 24-hour art and design challenge takes place at SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St., Oct. 1-2, 10 a.m. - 10 a.m. Students representing several academic majors and artistic disciplines work together under extreme deadlines alongside their professors and industry professionals from companies such as Publix, in designing next year's Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon poster, and Artifact Design, an award-winning 2D and 3D design studio based in Atlanta and Los Angeles.

Now in its fifth year, Generate challenges range from illustration and sequential art to animation and television producing. Projects include creating a 24-page black and white comic book and designing the promotional poster for the 2011 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. School of Film and Digital Media students have the opportunity to create 15-second animated interstitials for Artifact Design, while photography students create a series of self-portraits on the hour, every hour. The portraits will be exhibited on the university's photography department blog. Illustration students will create paintings based upon personal interpretations of popular video game characters such as Pac Man and Mario.

Each participating academic major presents different challenges, some of which have been created to match the initiatives and needs of the corporate sponsors. Representatives from these companies will judge the student work based on a brief provided to the students at the beginning of the competition. Students are free to work alone, collaborate with other students or work outside of their major areas of study. Non-participating students and faculty are encouraged to be on hand to observe the event and support the competitors.

"Generate is an amazing learning opportunity for students, cleverly disguised as a really fun and exciting time to experiment and test the limits of their expertise," said Pat Quinn, associate dean for the School of Communication Arts.

For more information, visit the Generate blog.

SEQA alum storyboard work

SCAD-Atlanta SEQA alum Alex App worked on the storyboards for "Good Intentions" and it's getting some play on cable and a local viewing. Check it out:

"Good Intentions" airing on Showtime
An off-beat, southern comedy about blackmail, robbery...... and family values!
Feature film, "Good Intentions" makes its TV premiere on the Showtime Network beginning October 1, 2010. "Good Intentions" is an off-beat, southern comedy with heart and stars country music superstar LeAnn Rimes in her feature film acting debut. The film also stars Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210), Elaine Hendrix (The Parent Trap), Jon Gries (Napoleon Dynamite) and Jimmi Simpson (Date Night). Check out for more movie updates and behind-the-scenes photos.

Big Screen Viewing

In celebration of the Showtime Network TV premiere, "Good Intentions" will be screening at The Dixie Film Festival in Athens, Georgia on Saturday October 2, 2010. Actors and filmmakers will be on hand for a question and answer session after the screening. An after-party will be held following the Q&A. Details:

• Morton Theatre - downtown Athens, GA
• Saturday, October 2, 2010, 7 p.m.
• Q&A with actors & filmmakers
• More info at

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Display Banners for Conventions

If you're looking to have a banner made for conventions you ought to check this site out. It's very affordable and the quality is there. We'd recommend a retractable banner to make transport, storage, and setup extremely easy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Meet the Faculty

All of our faculty at SCAD-Atlanta in the Sequential Art department are current working professionals in the comic book industry. They have a huge variety of skills and collectively have been published by every major comic company in the USA. If you are a new or potential SEQA-Atlanta student and want to get to know your professors check out their work and websites for more information.

Shawn Crystal - Program Coordinator
Primary Courses
    SEQA 382 Visual Storytelling I
    SEQA 394 Advanced Inking Techniques
    SEQA 405 Visual Storytelling II
    SEQA 741 Inking Techniques
Published Works
    Deadpool Team-Up #892, #896, Vol.1
    Deadpool #13-14, #900, Vol. 3
    Deadpool: Games of Death
    Deadpool: Suicide Kings HC

Patrick Quinn - Assoc. Dean of Communication Arts
Primary Courses
    DRAW 206 Drawing for Storyboarding
    Assoc. Dean for SEQA, ILLU, GRDS, ADVE depts
Published Works
    The Phantom #1, 2, 7, 8
    The Phantom: Legacy
    The Phantom: Generations #1
    Chucky #3-5
    G.I. Joe: Declassified #1-3
    Captain Marvel vol. 4 #23-24
    Green Lantern vol. 3 #150
    JLA-Z #1
                                          Cryptopia #1-4

Chris Schweizer - Professor
Primary Courses
    SEQA 244 Comic Book Scripting
    SEQA 701 Theories & Practices for Sequential Art
    SEQA 770 Sequential Art Self-promotion
Published Works
    Oni Press Free Comic Book Day 2010
    Crogan's Vengeance
    Crogan's March
    Crogan's Loyalty
    Nickelodeon Magazine

Doug Dabbs - Professor
Primary Courses
    SEQA 325 Environments, Props and Structures
    SEQA 224 Character Design and Storyboarding for Animation
Published Works
    Resurrection: The Insurgent Edition
    Resurrection: Annual #1

June Brigman - Adjunct Professor
Primary Courses
    DRAW 206 Drawing for Storyboarding
    SEQA 202 Drawing for Sequential Art
Published Works
    Power Pack #1-17
    New Mutants #56
    New Mutants Annual #4
    Supergirl #1–4
    Star Wars: River of Chaos
    Black Beauty

Nolan Woodard - Adjunct Professor
Primary Courses
    SEQA 277 Digital Coloring & Lettering Applications for Comics
    SEQA 311 Conceptual Illustration
    SEQA 712 Concept Design in Sequential Art
    SEQA 731 Digital Design Issues in Sequential Art
Published Works
    Insufferable #1-18
    Incorruptible #10-30, Vol. 3,4,5,& 6
    Irredeemable #21, 28, 31-37, Vol. 6, 8, 9, 10
    Planet of the Apes Annual #1
    Planet of the Apes #2-5,7-8, Vol. 1 & 2
    28 Days Later #17-24, Vol. 5 & 6
                                          Farscape: Scorpius #0-7, Vol. 1 & 2
                                          Lady Deadpool #1, Women of Marvel Vol. 1
                                          Outlaw Territory, Vol. 2
                                          Various covers colored for BOOM! Studios

Jackie Lewis - Staff
Primary Duties
    Production Lab Assistant
    SEQA Library Manager
Published Works
    Play Ball

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

HOLY FRAK! SEQA Prof. Captured by Admiral Adama!

SCAD/Atlanta Sequential Prof. June Brigman had a close encounter with Edward James Olmos, the actor who portrayed Admiral Adama on the SCI FI Channel's late great "Battlestar Galactica" tv series. Brigman and her fellow SEQA Prof. (and husband)
Roy Richardson were attending the Dallas Comic Con when this cosmic encounter occurred. Show producer Mark Walters claimed to have had no hand in arranging the meeting, which he nonetheless was prepared to record via iPhone. "He's even better looking in person!" Prof. Brigman was later heard to gush. Prof. Richardson had no comment on the subject.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Legend of Zelda challenge

Cody Badders

RJ Thompson

Trevor Verges

DJ Kirkland

Jeff Yu

Lily Cho

Jonathan Knight

Megan Porch

Tyler Nelson

Nicolas Palmer

Jackie Lewis

Audrey Morris