Archive for January, 2013

The History of Webcomics

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Tonight, Gerardo gave a presentation on the history of webcomics. This brief presentation covered the three main “generations” of webcomics, and offered numerous examples of different kinds of comics. It was based on the presentation Joy Kim gave about two years ago, with some extra additions and commentary. There was no club activity following the presentation, so the club went out to dinner a little earlier instead!

Gerardo intro

Gerardo presenting in a dark room, illuminated only by the light from his laptop!

Perspective

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Tonight, Win L. did a presentation on Perspective. He began with a brief PowerPoint presentation, then proceeded to demonstrate how to draw 1, 2, 3, and 4-point perspective illustrations on the chalkboard.

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Win demonstrates how to draw telephone poles with proper perspective.

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And here’s a random drawing from Yuji…

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Win draws a four-point perspective illustration on the board. I think he tried to draw the GNS meeting room here…

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Win brought a T-square to make sure the lines he drew on the board were straight.

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Club presenters like Win often give PowerPoint presentations while sitting.

 

Production Line Comics

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

This evening, Joe S. and Win L. presented the production line of comics. Members learned how manga and superhero artists have their works written, drawn, colored and published. This meeting offered excellent tips for members who might someday want to publish their works professionally.

Comic Improv

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Tonight, we had a Comic Improvisation activity. Each person came up with two nouns, two verbs and two adjectives, then wrote each one on a slip of paper. Then, each person came up and randomly picked two nouns, verbs and adjectives to draw about. People were given a limited amount of time to draw a roughly six-panel comic based on the words they chose.

Afterwards, the members constructed group comics. Each person drew a panel of a comic on a piece of paper, then passed the paper to someone else. Finally, everyone shared their comics with each other, and ate the excellent cookies that Sarah brought from home.

Introducing the Officers

Gerardo, Yuji, Sarah, and Katie laughing it up at the start of the meeting.

Win shows up

Win arrives at last!

Danny Sotelo is bemused

Danny Sotelo (with the Domo shirt) is quite amused by a comic.

Knitting during GNS

Drawing isn’t the only thing our members do during meetings…

Pick up papers

Members choose words to use for their comics.

Papers on table

Lots of words to choose from!

Some drawings on the table

Here are some comics members made!