Activities during Previous Quarters

WARNING: These are activities for past quarters.  Please see our main activities page for up-to-date club activities.

Winter 2010 Meetings

1/8    Intro/Free Write/Pass Around the Story
1/15  Different Styles of Comics
1/22  Introduction to Plot/General Story Making – powerpoint
1/29 Free Manga Paper Day
2/5  Framing Time: A Brief History of the Graphic Novel, and Expressing the Non-visual on Paper
2/12  Character Types and Creation – powerpoint
2/19  Comic Composition tutorial
2/26  Share Your Work Day
3/5    Digital Art Programs
3/12  Drop That Naruto! Expanding Your Horizons and Unearthing the Gems of the “Underground”

Spring 2010 Meetings

April 9 – Read Comics Day + Cool Comics Day (Sarah) – powerpoint
April 16 – Character Drawing, Anatomy & Proportions (Joy)
April 23 – Ulysses Day (Ulysses) – reading
April 30 – Free Manga Paper Day + Share Your Work Day (Sarah)
May 7 – Ron McCain visit (Joe)
May 14 – History of Manga (Matthew) – powerpoint
May 21 – Happy Trees!: Drawing Backgrounds & Using Perspective
and a bunch of other cool stuff (Ulysses)
May 28 – Writing Workshop, Genres (Andrew) – powerpoint
June 4 – Free Write Day + Share Your Work Day (Andrew) Free pizza! :)

Fall 2010 Meetings

Oct 7 – Intro, Free Manga Paper Day/Share Your Work Day, Icebreaker

Oct 14 – Crazy Plotlines!

Oct 21 – History of Manga (Matt, Sarah)

Oct 28 – Best of the Worst (and some best of the best!) (Sarah)

Nov 4 – Sketching and Inking (Joe)

Nov 11 – Digital Comics (Sarah)

Nov 18 – Read Comics Day!

Nov 25 – NO MEETING, THANKSGIVING

Dec 2 – Watercolor and Calligraphy Workshop (Ulysses)

Dec 9 – Free Manga Paper Day/Share Your Work Day

Winter 2011 Meetings

Jan 6 – Doujinshi & Fanfic 101 (Ryan)

Jan 13 – Read Comics Day

Jan 20 – Sketching and Inking Pt 2 (Joe)

Jan 27 – Coloring with Traditional Media (Sarah)

Feb 3 – Matt or Ulysses Day

Feb 10 – Creating a Comic: The Process (Joy)

Feb 17 – Coloring with Digital Media (Sarah)

Feb 24 – Matt or Ulysses Day

March 3 – Visual Novels (Ryan and Sarah)

March 10 – Free Manga Paper Day

Spring 2011 Meetings

Mar 31 – Comics on a Theme (Joy)
Apr 7 – Crazy Plotlines+  Free Manga Paper Day (All)
Apr 14 – Illustrative Biographies and More (Matt)
Apr 21 – Sakura-Con – Where will you be? (All)
Apr 28 – Character Creation (Sarah)
May 5 – General Member Presentation
May 12 to May 26 – Seattle Artist Presentations, Screentones (Joe)
June 2 – Party!

Fall 2011 Meetings

9/27 – Introduction to GNS, Workshop Activity, Tools and Art Supplies

10/6 – Crazy Plotlines, Officer Elections (Joe aka Yoshi)

10/13 – Digital Art Tutorial (Win, Ciera)

10/20 – Montage, New Flyer (Everybody)

10/27 – Screentone Presentation (Joe)

11/3 – Perspectives (Win)

11/10 – Biographic Novels (Boram)

11/17 – Meeting Someone New – Character Development Ideas (Ryan)

11/24 – Thanksgiving Break! No Meeting.

12/1 – How to Draw a Comic, Comic Improvisation (Joe, Win, Ciera)

12/8 – Free Manga Paper Day, Read Comics Day, Show & Tell (Yoshi)

Winter 2012 Meetings

1/12 – Competitive Pictionary, Ciera; Anthology reminder

1/19 – Snow Day!

1/26 – How Manga Became Popular in North America, Samantha

2/2 – Telephone

2/9 – Human Anatomy

2/16 – Screentones – Digital and Traditional

2/23 – Akihibara Presentation

3/1 – (Up to General Members Discretion)

3/8 – Free Manga Paper / Comic Improvisation

Spring 2012 Meetings

We met on Thursdays at 5 PM in Savery Hall 168.

3/29 – Emerald City ComiCon Presentation

4/5 – CANCELLED.  Get ready for Sakura-Con instead!

4/12 – Comic Improvisation

4/19 – Facial Expressions: Guess & Draw

4/26 – Create Pokemon

5/3 – Professional Artist! Travis Bundy!

5/10 – Webcomics: Henry Art Gallery

5/17 – Officer Elections

5/23 (Wednesday) – Professional Artist: Nils Osmar

5/31 – Free Manga Paper / Share work day / Elections/ PARTY

Fall 2012 Meetings

9/26 – Welcome to GNS! – Come find out about the Graphic Novel Society and what we do! Presented by Win L. in Savery 162 from 5:30PM to 7PM

10/3 – Drawing Comics and Comic Improvisation – We’ll teach you to learn and draw the basics of drawing a comic. Then, we’ll have a comic improvisation activity, where you and other members each draw a single panel of several comics. You do not need any previous drawing experience, so don’t worry! Just bring your pencil, paper, and imagination! Presented by Ciera and Win in HUB 250 from 5:30 to 7 PM

10/10 – Color Theory – We’ll cover the basics like the color wheel, and primary, secondary, and tertiary color combinations including complimentary, monotonous, and analogous colors. Throughout the presentation we’ll also show you how the these color combinations are used in context. Presented by Ciera in HUB 250 from 5:30 to 7 PM

The rest of the meetings will be in Savery 162 from 5:30PM to 7PM.

10/17 – Crazy Plot Lines – Randomly pick the genre, characters, setting, and plot. Then, create a story! This activity forces you to think outside the box, helping you appreciate the incredible flexibility (and potential silliness) of fiction. Presented by Sarah N.

10/24 – Character Design and Officer Elections – The second activity is a presentation on character design by Diou, followed by a workshop on creating random characters.

10/31 – Ghouls, Ghosts and Monsters – We’ll present the different scary characters in horror media found in a variety of cultures and media, ranging from European and Asian culture to pop culture and video games! We’ll be giving out free candies for “trick or treats”, and you are also welcome to bring snacks to this meeting!

11/7 – Doujinshi – Sarah and Ciera

11/14 – Human Anatomy/Drawing Methodology/Manchu – Yuji

11/21 – Read Comics Day – Since it’s the day before Thanksgiving, we won’t be having a presentation.  Instead, bring your own comics to read and share!

11/28 – Digital Art – We will cover on digital painting in a variety of tools including Photoshop, Corel Painter, and more. We then also cover other software programs like Manga Studio or Paint Tool SAI, which specialize in making digital screen tones or cell-shading for graphic novels.

12/5 – Free Manga Paper / Share Your Work Day