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by Mac McCool
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:40 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Banners [Updated - banner 3 + 4]
Replies: 10
Views: 4512

Lots of fun! Your daughter is lucky!
by Mac McCool
Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-making question from an old student of mine
Replies: 11
Views: 5990

-- Friendly giggles --
by Mac McCool
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comic-making question from an old student of mine
Replies: 11
Views: 5990

dik pose wrote:The page layout stage actually takes longer than the roughing cause this is the ascetic portion.
Dik, you're sure "ascetic" is the right word? Man, you're really taking comics to new extremes!!! :D
by Mac McCool
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: My Dream Career and The Things I Don't Know
Replies: 3
Views: 4481

Congrats, Stephen!!! I'm so thrilled for you (and not just about the graphic novel -- that's HUGE! But gearing up for life after college as an artist! Woohoo!!! ). You may already have seen the video of Doug TenNapel covering his graphic novel idea-to-page creative process on G4 . He nicely breaks d...
by Mac McCool
Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: the Elsewhere Chronicles
Replies: 1
Views: 3211

Wow! Génial, Bannister! So exciting to hear Les Enfants d'Ailleurs are coming to the US! I'm just back from France where I bought volume 2, BUT... ... British Airways has misplaced the luggage where I put it! DRMS&HTR$FLUM!!! It also had vol. 2 of Petit Francois, Swiss chocolate, Haribo candies... K...
by Mac McCool
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: hunting for a crow nib
Replies: 2
Views: 3373

Michael's serves so many different types of customers that it doesn't carry a lot of variety in its drawing and painting aisles (it's really more a crafts store). Blick is a good place to start, or if you travel up north, here's a list of art supply stores in Orange County and Los Angeles . Happy sh...
by Mac McCool
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Teach Illustration... For life? In Sunny California?
Replies: 2
Views: 3999

Teach Illustration... For life? In Sunny California?

No more sleeping under bridges! No more working at Starbucks to finance your graphic novel! California State University in Fullerton has a job opening for a professor of illustration . It's a tenure-track position (so if you get the job and tenure, you could have a job for life, right?!). The one bi...
by Mac McCool
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Comics as a medium
Replies: 2
Views: 3716

The last 20 years have witnessed a mushrooming of academic and thoughtful research on sequential art. Prof. John Lent has a wonderful periodical going on for nearly 10 years, the International Journal of Comic Art (the website is usually a little behind, but you'll find excellent research, and the s...
by Mac McCool
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Mario Incognito
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Dude, you're fast!!! Sweet!
by Mac McCool
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Illustration/Animation/Design Lounge
Topic: Mario Incognito
Replies: 5
Views: 2206

Nice! The texture has a strong appeal. I really like what you did there! If you remove your character, I'm not sure the leaves would suggest a direction to the wind blowing, so you could maybe rearrange them a little to imply some flow, some curve across the space of the drawing. Also, at first, I t...
by Mac McCool
Sun Sep 07, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: comic shops in paris
Replies: 6
Views: 5799

Try these, Mike. I put those markers on this map several years ago, so it may not be 100% current. However, I'm sure several of these stores are still around. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PaSxHyNE74M/SMQ0ditnL5I/AAAAAAAAADE/Z49qlKjCsh8/s400/ParisComicsStores.gif And as Okie Dokie said, the FNAC is also...
by Mac McCool
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: How do people afford SCAD or other US Programs??
Replies: 13
Views: 8966

Students who are smart about their money pick top art programs in far more affordable state universities instead, like California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Their program in illustration, comics , or animation , is so solid that Nickelodeon has an on-going partnership with CSU-Fullerton inv...
by Mac McCool
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Orphan Works Legislation (lose rights to your artwork)
Replies: 13
Views: 7427

It's not too late to call, fax, write to, or e-mail your legislators about stopping, or at least amending, the Orphan Works bill. For the latest news, the Illustrator Partnership has created a blog. Also consult the Orphan Works Opposition website, which offers more insight.
by Mac McCool
Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Writing Help
Replies: 3
Views: 3480

Unlike in the film industry, we have no "standard" formatting practice for graphic novel manuscripts. Some companies have their own approaches (Marvel and D.C. in particular). Consult the DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics for an overview of those traditions. And now, as more and more movie and TV wr...
by Mac McCool
Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Literary Agents for Graphic Novels
Replies: 8
Views: 6699

More and more literary agents are looking at selling graphic novels. If you google "literary agent" AND "graphic novel" , you'll find a lot of names. Because many author-agent relationships become quite personal, most folks won't feel too comfortable posting public comments about their experiences, ...