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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):


Color Theory Presentation!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

What is color? Why is color? Who when how color?

See the presentation here:

Comic Improv

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

A first taste for comic improv this quarter!

You can view the presentation by Win here: Intro to Comics

GNS Kickoff Meeting Spring 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

We had a stellar first meeting, with over 50 students in attendance!  We had a brief presentation by our new officers, played Pictionary with three teams, then played a game where people had to guess what was written on sticky notes on their foreheads.  Then, after the meeting, we ate at a Mongolian restaurant!

You can see our presentation here:

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.

Screentones and Contours

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Win and Ciera presented on digital screentones, contours, and outlines.



Human Anatomy

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Ciera, Miguel, and Win presented on Drawing Human Anatomy. Topics that were covered include the history of human anatomy, proportions, line of action, and relation to anime styles. Presentation concluded with gesture drawing activity.


  4. Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet (Photography by John Davis)


Here is the presentation below if you missed it!

Drawing Human Anatomy

Oct 15 Minutes

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Minutes for October 15th 2008

1. The Daily
3 people have responded thus far with art samples and interest in comicking for the Daily
Frank has contacted The Daily today, awaiting response

2. Website
Joy – Members list “finished” with members who emailed back so far
* please check member list and see if you’re on it if you emailed Joy, her emails all got archived on accident >_>

3.  Danny
Joy’s friend at OSU is a writer and is interested in getting in contact with an artist to work on manga projects.
Contact Joy if you’re interested.

4.  Manga “showing”
– perhaps a book club type thing at scheduled times?
– people can discuss a previously scheduled series/chapter/issue in the book
– if people are ideas for discussion projects or interest in facilitating sessions, speak up!
– Are people interested in participating in something like this as well?

5. Senior Project
Someone wants to learn how to draw manga in order to teach a class how to draw manga for her senior project
Anyone interested in teaching her?

Hope to see you all at the next meeting 🙂