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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sequential Survey

I forgot to post these in December.

Here are some images of work from my Sequential Art class. Every semester Pratt has a “survey” in which students display their work for the faculty. We get to walk around and make fun of and disparage their work all as one big group. No, actually it gives us an opportunity to get a sense of what is going on in all the other classes and across the student body. But there is so much work shown on these days it can be quite overwhelming and difficult to really gauge the quality of the work other than on a superficial formal level. That said, as one in a number of ways to evaluate the work of the students it can be useful.

Here are a few pics of some of my students’ work from Fall ‘09. This is not representative of all my students, or all their work. These are just the best pictures I have (best being relative to the rest of the pictures, not an abstract best).

Also some of the work shown is not from my class.

Jane Mai

Luke Rotzler

April Yim

Lizzi Gage

Paul Vanderberg

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Power must discharge.

Better get out of the way when it does.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sequential Robin

My Sequential Art class and I did a series of round robin type comics exercises in class last semester. The ever studious and industrious David Chapman whipped up this blog so that we could all post our results. Go check it out: There is some funny stuff already, but, once the rest of the class get their pieces posted, it will be even funnier.

If you are not familiar with the way a round robin works for comics, it’s like this: one person draws a panel, passes it to the next person, who draws a panel, and so on. We did ours timed. 7-10 minutes per panel, depending on our mood that day.

The one below was done by me, David Chapman, Luke Rotzler, and Chaz Sumlin.