Monday, November 9, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

aMAYzing Events at SCAD!

Get ready for an aMAYzing month!!
It's gonna be nuts...are you sitting down?

April 30 - May 1 - Illustration Forum - Guests: James Yang (illustrator) and Susan McCabe (agent) Lecture: Thurs. April 30, 6:00pm, rm 374
Workshops: Fri. May 1, 10am - 5pm, rm 374

May 2 - SCAD Day - Feel free to come by room 384 from 11am - 3pm to work and make any prospective students feel welcome.

 May 7 - Out to Launch - Students can attend the afternoon preview ( 3pm(ish) or 4pm(ish)) and support their peers...but don't take their stuff. There is also a great panel on the morning of Friday

May 8. May 11-12 - Lee Loughridge visit number 2 ...if you missed the first one, take advantage of this one!

 May 11 6:40 – 7:30 pm Introduction to all students with Q&A – rm 389

May 12 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Class visit – SEQA 277 Digital Coloring and lettering, rm 374, Tips and Tricks Lee will also visit specific classes as he did during the last visit.

May 14-15 - EDITOR'S DAY in ATL!!! Awwww yeaaah! Guests: James Lucas Jones - Editor in Chief Oni Press Sarah Gaydos - editor IDW Matty Ryan - Co-Founder & CCO Farrago Comics Schedule and more info to follow.

--Pat Quinn

Greed of Alethrion Sketch Challenge

Anderson Carman

Ben Tong

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Two Exciting Events postponed due to Make-Up Classes

Hi kiddos,

The events listed last post will be postponed until further notice-
Also, Temple this week will be cancelled due to Make-up Classes.

Sorry, buckaroos! Keep warm!!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Two Amazing Events This Week!!

This Wednesday, Feb 25th at 11am- Comics artist and illustrator Cara McGee will be swinging by Jackie's Mini comics class and talking self promo, tabling at conventions, and what have you! She's always out and about the con circuit so take this chance to ask any questions you may have!

 If you're unfamiliar with Cara's work be sure to check out this talented SCAD SEQA Alumni on her website:

This Friday, Feb 27th at 2pm - SEQA kids Em Helen Barnard and Mittie Paul will be showing how to make a mini comic! Formatting, printing, all that jazz! Good if you're not familiar or need a brush up on the basics, these talented cats can show you the in's and out's of mini-making. 

If you'd like to check out their work you can find Em's at and Mittie's at

Got a suggestion for a temple event? Wanna run one yourself? No problem! Just email us at and we'll see what we can do! 

Spider Gwen Sketch Challenge

Em Helen Barnard

Hank Jones

 David Howard

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Comic Couples Sketch Challenge

Hank Jones

Sage Coffey

Alex Lanei

Student Spotlight: Ben Tong

Ben Tong is an Animation Major and a SEQA Minor. He loves making comics and has a style unique to him! Challenging himself with warped perspectives and even more warped characters, his sense of design and personal tastes shine through in his drawing. 
He's not exactly sure when or how it started – maybe it was after reading Captain Underpants – but he distinctly remember trying to pull off a comic with a friend in the fourth grade. The story was along the lines of chickens and roosters from outer space taking their long-term war on San Francisco – apparently his friend and him disregarded gender, so we had chickens (the good guys) facing off the roosters (the bad guys). It wasn’t until he picked up Jeff Smith’s Bone in the 5th grade that he found himself stepping into a larger world. Smith’s work was gorgeous. As a fifth grader he had no idea comics could be so beautiful (compared to Captain Underpants). It was from that point on that he decided to be more serious about it.
His inspirations are ranged! Jeff Smith was one of the biggest inspirations for him getting into comics. He also a big fan of Jake Parker, Stan Sakai, Akira Toriyama, Skottie Young, and Inoue Takehiko’s work. For those of you that don’t know any one of them, you should go check them out!

If you'd like to check out Ben's work be sure to follow him here!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lee Loughridge visiting SCAD!

You bet!

This coming week we'll have our SEQA Alumni Mentor Mr. Lee Loughridge visiting campus and classes. Here are the sessions that will be open to everyone:

Tues. Feb 3 6:40pm - 7:30pm rm 389 - Meet n' Greet

Wed. Feb 4 2:00pm - 3:00pm rm 389 - Professional Practices Discussion (during Prof. Dabbs, SEQA 215 class)
Thurs. Feb 5 1:30pm - 2:30pm rm 389 - Coffee, snacks and Farewell

Some come on down! Say hi to this cool cat, learn a little (a whole lot) about Professional Practices, and get some coffee! Alumni are welcome too!

Venom-ify Any Character Sketch Challenge

Students were given this prompt with the sentence: "Your favorite character has been plagued by a Symbiote! What do they look like?"

Hank Jones (Green Goblin)

Anderson Carson (Baymax)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Friday! Friday! Friday!

Advising will be held this Friday at 12:00 noon in room 384!
A sign up sheet will be posted outside my office (room 382) on Wednesday. In order for you to be advised, you must print your name on the sign-up sheet and be in 384. Once we have gone through all present bodies who have signed the sheet, the advising session will be over. So get there early!
(Rumor has it- there will be giveaways!!)

See you there!
It's going to be FUN!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Marvel Swimsuit Edition Sketch Challenge

Manny Mayo

Hank Jones

Anderson Carson

Student Spotlight: Clara Meath

Clara Meath is a very talented and extremely dedicated SEQA junior. She is known for her hard work and love of Sci-fi! 
She got into comics a little later in life than people might think-She was almost in her twenties before it occurred to her to pursue comics professionally. She always loved comics in a detached way-newspaper comics, Calvin and Hobbes, and the like. She was definitely never a 'fan- girl' and even today she doesn't really have much interest in main stream comics. She appreciates comics for their storytelling. Her real gateway "drug" was Hellboy. 

She already loved the characters because of Guillermo del Toro's movies, and to this day she will check out anything Del Toro recommends. Her first "I want to do comics" comic was Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way. It sounds weird but this was literally the first time she realized people in her generation made comics.  She says, "I still remember the moment the lightbulb went off in my head and I realized I'd always been good with story, I'd always written, and I'd always drawn; I had every reason in the world to go into comics. I immediately looked up colleges that offered comics as a major." 

She is currently working for Think Alike Productions on a project and is very happy to be in SCAD!
You can check out Clara's awesome work at

Saturday, January 10, 2015

50's Style Superheroes Sketch Challenge

Students were given the prompt "50's Style Superheroes" to redesign a superhero of their choosing to look like they were in the 50's whether that meant greaser, a socie, ect.

Jaime Franks

Hank Jones

Sage Coffey

Thursday, January 8, 2015

First Meeting of the Quarter: Tomorrow!!!

The long winter is over... at least winter break is. 

Which means Temple of Cartoon Mojo is back in action! If you're at the school I'm sure you've seen the amazing posters designed by SEQA senior and previous Student Spotlight Em Barnard! If you're not at the school, it looks a little something like this! 

All the info is on there for where and when to meet! Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow!