Monday, November 30, 2009

Cripes! Real live comic colorists at SOU Tuesday (tomorrow!) at 9:30 a.m.!

Comic book-types. Go check this out!!!!

Hi Miles,

The DC Comic Book colorists, Jeremy and John, are going to be at my class this Tuesday, December 1 at 9:30 AM in MA 003.

They'll be showing their work. This will be a good opportunity for students to ask questions about the BIZ, techniques, etc.

Sorry for the short notice. I just got the word. If you can't get word to your classes on time could you send out class emails.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Get "Covered"!

Check out Covered, a blog that posts covers of classic comic covers alongside "covers" of the originals by contemporary artists. Dan Scanlon's take on Kirby's X-Men no. 1 gets my vote. Thanks to K. Silem Mohammad for the link! Make sure you check Kasey's blog for the best use of blurb-based elipses (. . .) I think I've ever seen.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Final Crit for Art 352 Animation

Let's put on a show! If you can get your final projects to me by noon, Monday, December 7, I'll put together a compilation DVD we can watch in Meese auditorium for our final. That will be Tuesday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m. If Meese is booked, we'll come up with an alternate location.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Final Crit for Comics & Picture Books AND Art 450/496

We're on the home stretch, so we'll basically just be doing studio days from here on out. I'll be around to help with technical junk, therapy, and self-esteem issues as needed. Heck, I can even provide feedback on your actual work too. Why not?

Our final critique will be on Monday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m. in MA 101 (and the lab to look at web stuff). We'll make an unholy Frankenstein mix of Comics/Picture Books and Art 450 Special Projects (and 496 Capstone!) I'll bring the pizza. Plan on having your finished product whatever that may be--web site, final dummy, individual illustrations, etc. As always, keep your blog updated! Electronic existence is good for your stuff.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Good Stuff - 3 Cheers For Phil McAndrew

I forgot who sent me this, but I think it is wonderful. Go check out Phil McAndrew's work!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Final Project - Art 352 Animation

Hey, let's do a final project! Come up with a concept or treatment for the project, put it on your blog and we'll look at 'em on Thursday.

Here're some links that might help get you going:

The Blackheart Gang! Make sure to check out Tale of How and The Making of the Tale of How.

Michel Gagne. Some concepts for Ratatouille, really nice post on pre-production work for Iron Giant, and his nifty silhouette animations which I'm pretty sure were done with Flash.

Good Stuff: LeUyen Pham

I picked up some good stuff from More Fun last week. Including Prince of Persia, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. She's done some beautiful picture book work as well. Those of you considering illustration, ought to take a gander at her website, this interview, and well, uh, this other interview. Good stuff here on college years, getting started in the field, and her technical/creative approach. Read and learn.