Thursday, October 30, 2008

Concrete Jungle Art Contest

An upcoming film, titled 'Concrete Jungle' is holding an art contest for urban artwork. The prizes are an opportunity to feature your art in the film, $3000 cash, Mimobot USB Drives, etc.

Entries can be a concept piece of art, or a fully designed piece. Contest ends November 21st.

I skimmed through the entries gallery. We can definitely do better!

SVA Event: David Mazzucchelli & Graphic Novels from Europe

Graphic Novels from Europe
Wednesday, November 19, 6:30pm
209 East 23 Street, Amphitheater

BFA Illustration and Cartooning faculty member and comic book artist David Mazzucchelli will moderate a discussion with preeminent European graphic novelists. A book signing will follow.

The SVA website doesn't give much information on who these European artists are going to be but from what little info I was able to Google, French cartoonists David B. (EPILEPTIC, NOCTURNAL CONSPIRACIES) and Nicolas De Crécy (GLACIAL PERIOD) will be there.

They will also be at MoCCa.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Free Model Drawing Sessions

Lynne, Bowie, (not sure if Carlos was there that day- it might have bee his B-day), and I were talking about taking some model drawing classes again.

Lynne knew of something that was like $60 a month (I'm not sure if I could front that right now, or if my work schedule will even allow me to go- work sucks!)

But for SVA Alumni there are FREE Model Drawing Sessions at the GW on 23rd every Tuesday (except Nov. 25th) until Dec 2nd (I just found this out today) - NOTE: I am unsure the time it did not say, it just said Tuesdays.

It might not be much but it's something.

You must have your Alumni card and a Photo ID to go.

Just thought some might be interested in this especially Lynne.

Wow my first Blog ( I think, at least), anyway, hopefully I'll jump on this more

Friday, October 17, 2008

Syllabus Update

Johanna Draper Carlson over at Comics Worth Reading has reviewed Writing for Comics with Peter David.

She notes:

"There is one caveat, that perhaps goes without saying: David focuses on the kinds of comics he writes, fantasy adventure titles with heroes and villains. The solo writer/artist may find other books more useful — although anyone will find something of value here — as may the writer of more subtle genres. Still, I am thrilled to see a comic writing book that actually analyzes story types and themes as well as covering how sound effects work."

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Illustrators 51: Society of Illustrators Competiton

For the first time, Illustrators 51, the Society of Illustrators' annual competition is accepting submissions online.

They have a 'Sequential' category (yay!) and the deadline is November 7th. There is an entry fee of $35. For more details click here.

I know many of us don't feel ready to enter a competition (or shelling out $35). Myself, I haven't entered a competition since college, 8 years ago! But it may worth trying, just to have a goal. If this year is impossible maybe next year?

There aren't many competitions geared for the sequential artist and Society of Illustrators is pretty prestigious, so y'know, consider it.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Free High Quality Textures offers a wealth of well organized stock images for FREE. They not only have a wide selection of textures such as metal, stone, grunge, etc. but also great images of animals, landscapes, buildings and various objects.

My favorite finds so far are the watercolor grunge textures and the metal textures.