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Travis Bundy Presentation

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Travis Bundy is a local comic artist who works with both digital and traditional media.  Today, he presented his critically acclaimed comic book “Jeff”, as well as some posters he produced for the Bellingham Roller Betties and the Show Devils.  Light refreshments were served, and club members were able to ask questions and buy copies of Jeff.

Jeff is a comic about an average guy who mysteriously disappears into an alternate world every now and then.  Every time he disappears, he must accomplish some heroic feat such as saving an attractive lady from a hideous foe by using an axe.  Usually, this causes Jeff to miss work in the real world, especially since his boss and coworkers don’t understand what’s going on.

During the presentation, Travis described how the comic began as a caricature of an actual guy named Jeff, and evolved into an entire series.  The coloring was done with markers rather than Photoshop to obtain a uniquely garish and eye-catching look, and many of the characters were based on Travis’s coworkers.  The comic is full of references to other media, such as the Men’s Room radio show — in fact, Travis obtained permission from the Men’s Room to use their logo on Jeff’s cap!

Travis is also the Artistic Director and Submissions Director for Creator’s Edge Press, an independent comic company based in Puyallup, WA.  If you’re interested in getting your comic published, get in touch.

If you missed the presentation, or had to leave early, you can check out his work on his Web site, Thoughtbox Comics.  Hopefully, we’ll be able to post a video of the presentation soon.

GNS Quarterly Hot Pot!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Hello GNSers,

We will be holding our quarterly Hot Pot event this Saturday at 11:30AM!
The meeting place will be the big flag pole north of Odegaard Library and right outside Parrington Hall.
Restaurant: One of two places TBD, likely Hong Kong Bistro, depending on how many people come.

Hope to see you there!

Joseph Lee

Presentations by local comic artists!

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Instead of having our regular GNS meetings for the next two weeks, we’re going to have two, that’s right, two presentations by comic artists from the Seattle area! Light refreshments will be served at both presentations!

Plus One Comics, Thursday 5/19, 7PM, SAV 168

Plus One is a webcomic about gaming by Lance Icarus and Dizzy Fox. Read their comic and learn more about them at http://www.plusonecomics.com/. Note that this presentation will NOT be at the regular time but will be at 7PM!

Nate Simpson, Friday 5/27, 5PM, GOW 201

Nate Simpson has worked on video games since 1993. Former employers include the Dreamers Guild, Taldren, GoPets Inc., and Gas Powered Games. Most recently, he led the art team for Demigod, released in 2009 by Gas Powered Games and Stardock. He is currently taking a year off to learn how to make comics. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Jiyoung. Visit his website at http://www.ncsimpson.com/Note that this presentation will NOT be at the regular time of Thursday but will be on FRIDAY!

We’re planning on securing bigger rooms for these presentations, so please come, spread the word, invite your friends!

Comic Book Heroes Unmasked 2

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

We will be showing the second half of this documentary.

Veoh Link: http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/music/watch/v798746HqSd3hmz

Comic Book Heroes Unmasked 1

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The History Channel created a documentary about the development of comics in America over the years. We will be showing the first half of the documentary.

Veoh Link: http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/music/watch/v798746HqSd3hmz

Share Your Work Day

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Come pitch the work you’ve done on stories, whether from the past or present, complete or incomplete. You can bring finished pages for show and tell or pitch a story synopsis! It’s a great way to meet with other people interested in creating comics and manga.

Free Manga Paper Day (tentative)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Come to an hour long free drawing session! Pens, pencils, scratch paper and manga paper will be provided to you free for your comic-creating purposes!

Art/Writing Workshop: Story Starters

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Draw a story starter from a hat and write something based off of it! (If the story starter gives you some ideas with which you don’t actually use the story starter, that’s ok too.) After 3 minutes, pass it to the person next to you to write for 3 more minutes.

When time is up, draw your story in comic form!

From: http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/writingexercises/qt/firstlines.htm

Panel Discussion: Character Stereotypes

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

We will get together and discuss some questions like:

– What are some character stereotypes found in comics?

– Are they good or bad?

– What purpose does using stereotypes do? Can you avoid using them?

Scott McCloud’s TED Talk

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Scott McCloud talks about comics and its future in this TED Talk. Are comics a valid literary form?

http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics.html