Okay, here’s the deal from my vantage point – and a heads up to newcomers in the field.
If you are copying or lifting a drawing from another artist and not giving that artist credit, that’s a swipe. If you do give them credit it’s an homage.
And giving credit is a very simple thing to do. Just write the word, “after” – then the artist’s name.
Here’s an example. On the left is Al Williamson’s original drawing – and on the right my drawing with the accompanying credit line.
Here’s another one. Mark Schultz using a mirror image of a Williamson pose – then putting the credit line in reverse as well.
Last but not least, Joe Jusko after John Buscema.
A credit line is a tip of the hat to the hard work another artist has done which you are standing on the shoulders of. And generally speaking, artists get enough crap without getting ripped off by other artists (see Rob Granito). Give credit where credit is due.
And speaking of credit…
The Schultz image I grabbed off the blogspot ilovecomiccovers. There are lots more side by side comparisons to be had there – go check them out.
And for more of Jusko’s work, check out www.joejusko.com.
A big round of applause to all the MCAD students who graduated this afternoon!
Here’s just a small sampling of some of the amazing work showcased in the Spring 2013 Commencement Exhibition.
Click on any thumbnail to access slideshow.
The last four I was able to snag the artists into the picture – wish now I had dragged more over to do so. I had also planned to include a few more pics, but regretfully some of the photos just didn’t come out.
To the students; Now take some time off to celebrate, after all the hard work you did (especially in the homestretch) you deserve it.
Wishing you all the best!
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This coming weekend (March 18th & 19th) is the big 25th anniversary of SpringCon over in St.Paul, Minnesota. Though I don’t have a table at this year’s con, I did participate in their request for sketch cards.
And last but not least, some cosplay with Sally Forth.
The MCBA had a bunch of artists do up these cards which will be given away to convention attendees and also auctioned off for charity. To see other artists’ cards, check out the MCBA’s Gallery Room at ComicArtFans.com.
It was great seeing The Kubert School represented at C2E2 this year.
Brigid Allanson and Angie Fernot – Class of 2012.
And with the Kubert School you don’t just get some random shill handing out flyers, but two highly skilled Kubert School graduates giving you practical firsthand information, Brigid Allanson (left) and Angie Fernot (right).
The two were fielding questions, selling prints and were available for portfolio reviews.
And speaking of which…
Even though there were a lot of publishers at C2E2, those companies had people on the floor to sell merchandise, not to look over an aspiring cartoonists portfolios. With Brigid and Angie you had two artists that have a working knowledge of the field that is just invaluable to the up-and-comer looking to break into the business.
I doff my Joe Kubert School hat to them in salute.
Disclaimer: Jim Keefe is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School and would be working convention service at a Hyatt Regency right now if not for the skills learned at the school – to which he is eternally grateful.
Disclaimer 2: Jim Keefe has no beef with the Hyatt Regency chain of hotels and was even awarded the Hyatt Regency’s Convention Service department’s “Employee of the Month” in 1986 before moving out east to attend the Joe Kubert School.