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Winter 2014 Schedule!

by kinosaurus

Sorry guys I forgot to post this earlier! These are the meeting topics for this quarter!

Jan 8 – Chill Day, Free Manga paper day

Jan 15 – Comic Improv

Jan 22 – Character Designs(Games, Anime etc.) by Yuji

Jan 29 – Create your own Portfolio Day

Feb 5 – Show and tell of your own portfolio day

Feb 12 – Relationship and Comics, everyone helps

Feb 19 – Comic Improv

Feb 26 – Themes and Comics/All Hail One Piece by Yuji

March 5 – Member Presentation

March 12 – Free manga paper day

Winter 2014 Schedule

by kinosaurus

Welcome back everyone!

This quarter we’ll be meeting at the Mechanical Engineering Building Room 250 at same time of 5:30 on Wednesdays. See you there!

Fall 2013 Schedule!

by kinosaurus

Oct 9 – Comic Improv
Oct 16 – Western vs. Eastern: Differences in Comics
Oct 23 – Anatomy Tutorial / Bodybuilding Exercise
Oct 30 – Creepy Comics / Halloween Costume Party
Nov 6 – Fanfic and Doujinshi / Crazy Plotlines
Nov 13 – Digital Art Presentation
Nov 20 – Color Theory
Nov 27 – Comic Improv
Dec 4 – Free Manga Paper / Show Your Work / Read Comics Day

Fall 2013 Meeting Time

by kinosaurus

We are a student organization of the University of Washington whose purpose is to act as a resource and a meeting group for those interested in creating — writing or drawing — comics. It’s also a place for manga-lovers to just come and hang out!

We meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM in SAV 168

See you there!!

GNS Activities: Spring 2013

by boothjm

We meet Wednesdays from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at Dempsey 124.

4/3 – Kickoff Meeting, Pictionary

4/10 – Silent Comic and Dialogue

4/17 – Stylization

4/24 – Outside, frisbee, must yell kamehameha! Crazy plot lines backup.

5/1 – Guest Presentation: Jason Metcalf (DC Comics main artist)

5/8 – Bring up Officer elections

5/15 – Guest Presentation: Mark Monlux (Monlux illustrations)

5/22 – To Be Announced

5/29 – To Be Announced

6/5 – End of the world party, bring cookies

Facial Expressions

by boothjm

Tonight, Sarah Noonan gave a presentation on facial expressions in comics, detailing how comic artists effectively convey emotions, moods, and attitudes through lines, furrows, wrinkles and other features on characters’ faces. Then, club members were given handouts with 25 blank boxes, where each box had an emotion printed beneath it. Each member drew a face in each box corresponding to the emotion under it. Then, members shared their work with each other.








The History of Webcomics

by boothjm

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!


by boothjm

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.


Win demonstrates how to draw telephone poles with proper perspective.


And here’s a random drawing from Yuji…


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


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


Club presenters like Win often give PowerPoint presentations while sitting.


Production Line Comics

by boothjm

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

by boothjm

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!