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.
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.
I got a kick out of drawing today’s Sally Forth strip (4/5/2013) as I’ve had “those moments” as a teacher – where you’re completely NOT connecting with the students. The writer, Francesco Marciuliano, hit the nail on the head with this one.
As such, I couldn’t help but populate the second panel with a bunch of students from where I’ve most recently taught – the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
1st Row (Foreground):
Caitlin Skaalrud and Amaya Goldsmith.
Mandie Brasington, Jack Kotz and Jay Rasgorshek.
Jaime Willems and actual character from the strip.
April Kasulis, Ben Tye, Lindsey Hall and Mr. Croptoff.
As I mostly taught Comic Art at MCAD (what other kind of art is there?) I’m including a link to the MCAD Comic Art Tumblr so you can see some of the incredible work they’ve been up to.
On a side note, all the students pictured are now copyrighted by King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved. Just saying…
As many of you have already heard, I’m the new artist of the topologically Sally Forth comic strip. My name has been on the dailies since March 11th, and even though I drew the strip for this past Sunday (3/31/2013), that was the last one overseen by cartoonist accutane buy online usa Craig MacIntosh and bears his name.
Back story: A few years ago I connected with Craig and began working as his assistant inking and coloring the Sally Forth Sunday pages. When Craig decided to retire last year I worked up some samples (under Craig’s watchful eye) which were then submitted to King Features Syndicate. After navigating the proper channels the word was given from on high – editorial approval – and I was given the green light
I can’t say enough about how great it was working with Craig. He’s the consummate professional who makes the incredibly stellar work he does look easy – a great friend and mentor.
I was a fan of the Sally Forth comic strip long before coming on board, so I truly lucked out as far as being able to collaborate with Francesco. In addition to being a 15-year veteran on the strip, he knows the characters inside and out – which as far as I’m concerned makes the humor strike closer to home.
Warning: Unabahed plug time.
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