Illustration by Steve Brodner
Hand in your written (yes, please print it out) proposal for your MoCCA Product. Include sketches or comps, production budget and timeline for creative work and production. Pace yourself to have product ready for MoCCA Fest on April 1st. You’ll probably want to get pieces printed before Spring Break to play it safe.
Class will start with a quiz from the readings: PEGS pages 106-118; Morgan & Gaynin Websites and The 3-T Method.
For the remainder of class Steve Brodner will be looking at portfolios and giving feedback. After the bruising election cycle last year and the current political climate, Brodner is an acerbic and insightful voice for the left. Even if your politics don’t align with his, you can marvel at his caricature skills, his craftsmanship with media and his thoughtful conceptual process. He teaches a class at SVA so can give knowledgeable feedback no matter what style or genre you work in.
Also, do come to the VALS lecture at 6:30 in Shemin. You will be entertained.
Illustration by Neil Swaab
Neil Swaab will be in class to talk with you about the business of illustration and to do one on one portfolio reviews. Bring your laptop with links to work or digital files or printed portfolio or random pieces. Think about what you need feedback on.
Plan to attend his lecture for VALS that night, 6:30 in Shemin.
Read Jessica Hische’s blogpost about Freelancing. Her Rule #1 is our class motto.
Bring your work in some fashion: printed, original and/or online to show to our visiting illustrator/lecturer Jonathan Bartlett. He’ll give insights and critical feedback. Look at his work beforehand and read up on him so you can be a well-informed colleague.
At 6:30 in Shemin Auditorium Jonathan will present his work in the VALS lecture. All illustration students should attend the illustrator lectures. It’s such a treat.