Archive for November, 2012

Drawing and Human Anatomy

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Wednesday 11/14 at 5:30 PM in Savery 162

Yuji presented some hilarious tips on drawing and human anatomy.  See his slides here.

For the activity, members drew their very own Manly Pikachus!  Here’s a glance at some of their work:

Now that’s an impressive sketch!

All the Manly Pikachus lined up on the table!



Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Presented by Sarah and Ciera.  You can see the slides here.

Sarah discussing the legality of doujinshi

A doujinshi is a self-published comic or other artistic work, rather than one marketed by a professional publisher.  Doujinshi often use characters, settings, and other elements from another fictional universe. Although it isn’t strictly legal to borrow these without the original author’s permission, authors and publishers in Japan condone the practice because it improves the sales of their original work. In fact, many great manga artists and artist groups such as CLAMP began their careers by producing doujinshi comics. You can find doujinshi at one-day conventions like Comiket, a massive convention held twice a year that attracts half a million people.

Sarah reads from a comic

Sarah brought her collection of doujinshi comics gleaned from comic artists around the world.  If you couldn’t make it to the meeting, but you’d like to see a copy, be sure to contact her!

Win twirling the beach ball

We also had an activity where GNS members created several short doujinshi stories. To produce the content, a beach ball was tossed between members. Whoever caught the ball had to add to the story, then toss the ball to another member. You can read the stories here.

Oh the horror!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Special Halloween presentations from officers today~ Thanks to all who could make it and brought food!
In case you wanted to revisit a few of those presentations the links are below:

Light and Chinese Horror (Diou):  and

Thai Horror (Win):

Pop Culture (Katie):

Japanese Horror (Yuji):

European and Game Horror (Ciera):