Welcome to Week 10

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Hello Class!

 

Welcome to Week 10 of Advanced Strategies in Illustration.

First off, I want to say I’m really glad to have you all so invested on making this class work so well in an all ONLINE format.  You guys are the best!

Second special shout outs to JULIE, JENNIE, and RACHEL for demonstrating such wonderful class leadership!  For anyone reading this and scratching their heads… CLICK ON THE LINKS.

AGAIN… IF YOU ARE HAVING ANY TROUBLE FOLLOWING THE NEW COURSE STRUCTURE LET ME KNOW!  ALSO PLEASE REVIEW COMD3633 DISTANCE LEARNING to be sure you understand what to do!  (Find the FILE under COURSE PROFILE)

 

 

WEEK 10 CLASS PLAN:

Session 1: 6-7 pm

CHECK IN: – What’s your current status? How are you today?   DRAW YOUR CURRENT STATUS ON A POST IT or scrap of paper. Hold it to the camera, or upload a pic and send it in the chat, or… whatever works.

CLASS PRESENTATION: Lance & Jason: Study Group ( Julie, would you like to speak to Figure Drawing? )

DISCUSS WEEK 9 READING : FREAKING OUT

DISCUSS CHANGES TO SCHEDULE:

 

Chancellor Matos Rodríguez announces a recalibration period from Friday, March 27, through Wednesday, April 1, to allow colleges to continue providing students with access to the equipment they need to complete their semester. Distance learning will resume April 2.

 

DISCUSS NEW SYLLABUS and UPCOMING COURSEWORK

CLASS FEEDBACK and SELF-ORGANIZATION TIME!

SHOW EXAMPLE

 

—- BREAK!—-

 

Session 2: 7:30-8:30 pm

GUEST SPEAKER: TJ Sterling

MODERATORS: _________?__________

__________________________________________________________________________

 

WEEK 10 COURSE WORK

 

DISCUSSION :  Hacking Art Education with Illustrator Noah Bradley

LECTURE:

Noah Bradley on How to Freelance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4j7xq6zogWQ

QUIZ:  NO QUIZ!  INSTEAD AFTER YOU ARE DONE WITH THE LECTURE, POST a video or other form of tutorial to The RESOURCES SECTION that you will use this week on what Bradley refers to in his lecture as “Step 2, Making Awesome Work”.

After COMPARING your body of work to that of the industry professionals you admire in your field, find something in your work you must improve on before going PRO.   Look for a tutorial that will help you personally improve, and then do it.

READING: SKETCHBOOK: Read this POST

 

 

FINAL PROJECT:

 

  1. PITCH AN ORIGINAL IDEA

Prepare a Pitch Packet, Deck,(or other industry appropriate format) to market your creator owned, original concept for further development or publication.

FAQ

This can be a solo or a group project.

This can and should tap into your outside interests.

You must not only come up with the IDEA, you must also come up with all the SUPPORTING MATERIALS to demonstrate that idea, and a PLAN of whom to show it to when you are ready.  So in essence this is a 3 part project.

 

*There will be an opportunity for ongoing extra credit announced next week! *

 

EXTRAS:  A response to COVID 19 through Character Design

 

Don’t forget to begin researching and asking questions of our GUEST SPEAKER.

 

Sara Woolley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

SESSION 1 COMD 3633

Time: Mar 26, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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SESSION 2: GUEST SPEAKER 

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Week 9

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Hello Class!

Welcome to Week 9 of Advanced Strategies in Illustration.

We will be continuing to follow much of the same structure we had in our brick and mortar class.

PLEASE REVIEW COMD36333 DISTANCE LEARNING to be sure you understand what to do!  (Find the FILE under COURSE PROFILE)

 

WEEK 9 COURSE WORK

 

DISCUSSION : FREAKING OUT (Find the Discussion under COURSE PROFILE)

LECTURE: Compiling a Mailing List  (Find the FILE under COURSE PROFILE)

QUIZ: WEEK 9 QUIZ (To be completed after you review the Lecture)

READING: Is a Listen! The Long Distance Illustrator Listen and then Share your thoughts about it in Week 9 Reading Response (Find under DISCUSSION under COURSE PROFILE)

SKETCHBOOK: Read this POST

MIDTERM PROJECT:

  1. Complete Self Promotional Piece
  2. Complete your Strategy and your Mailing List

POST these according to the instructions you were given in class, to your EPORTFOLIOS for grading by WED 25th 11:59pm

EXTRAS:How to Beat Anxiety

 

Don’t forget to begin researching and asking questions of our GUEST SPEAKER!

 

Sara Woolley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

SESSION 1 COMD 3633

Time: Mar 26, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thu, until May 14, 2020, 8 occurrence(s)
Mar 26, 2020 06:00 PM
Apr 2, 2020 06:00 PM
Apr 9, 2020 06:00 PM
Apr 16, 2020 06:00 PM
Apr 23, 2020 06:00 PM
Apr 30, 2020 06:00 PM
May 7, 2020 06:00 PM
May 14, 2020 06:00 PM
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SESSION 2: GUEST SPEAKER 

Sara Woolley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: GUEST SPEAKER
Time: Mar 19, 2020 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every week on Thu, until Apr 30, 2020, 7 occurrence(s)
Mar 19, 2020 07:30 PM
Mar 26, 2020 07:30 PM
Apr 2, 2020 07:30 PM
Apr 9, 2020 07:30 PM
Apr 16, 2020 07:30 PM
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WEEK 8 CLASS : Looking forward to seeing you on ZOOM later today!

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Hello Class!

Hoping you are all doing well given the craziness.

I am very much looking forward to seeing your faces this evening!

I was thinking we could use this first meeting as a test session.  So it will go like this:

  • Orientation & Overall Structure : I’ll give you some notes today on what to be prepared for in remaining half of the semester.  I’ll show you where & when to find any reading, discussions, or lectures for the remaining weeks.

STRUCTURE:

We will always have the Weekly ZOOM meetings, but we will use it mainly for Critiques and Guest Speakers.  I’ll have weekly Lectures, Discussion and Readings here on the Openlab as well so that you can access them 24/7.

This course will progress on a weekly basis.  Since our course date is Thursday, your new content will appear on open lab at 12:01 am every week.  (Today being the exception as I’m working on it now!)   Your course work is DUE every week WED at 11:59pm.  So, for example whatever is DUE for Week 8 (today’s class is week 8), will need to be completed and uploaded by 11:59 pm on WED the 25th.  Week 9 begins for us at 12:01 am on the 26th.  Super EASY!

Exams and Quizzes: I did not originally envision the course with tests in it.  However, since I can’t work with you in person to access how you are doing, you will be receiving more quizzes so we can both see how you are progressing.  You’ll always have a week to complete any quiz or exam.

  • Q&A Session
  • MIDTERM CRITIQUE – We will use the remaining class time today as a class critique of your Midterm projects.  This will help us all get used to sharing our screens and proper web meeting etiquette.  So please, if you’d like feedback you can share your work with the group today. I am not grading from this critique.  See the DEADLINE extension below.

As you all know, before the the closure, and our move to distance learning, the MIDTERM PROJECT was due today.  We all needed a week to adjust to all of these changes.

The Midterm is now due on WEDNESDAY the 25th at 11:59 PM. 

It must be posted online as per the original instructions.

 

Thats’ all for now!

See you later!

 

Prof. Woolley

 

 

Here is this week’s ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION in case you missed it! :

 

Topic: COMD 3633 WEEK 9
Time: Mar 19, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Class Check In and ZOOM meeting information

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Holla if you hear me!

 

Hello Class-

I’m hoping you are all doing ok during these crazy times.  Thank you so much to all of you who have been responding and giving feedback.  It really helps.  Here are a few quick notes on our class.  PLEASE BE SURE YOU FILL OUT THE SURVEY AT THE END.  Comment below, so I know your read this.

 

  • OPENLAB will remain the online home of this class. I will continue to post all course materials right here.
  • OFFICE HOURS will continue, and we will discuss the structure of that ASAP.
  • CLASS TIME will continue, but there will be some changes to accommodate everyone’s rapidly changing lives.
  • ZOOM will be our primary WEB CONFERENCE TOOL (see below)
  • THE MIDTERM PROJECT is NOT due 3/19. It will be due instead 3/26
  • No Quiz this week either.
  • ALL projects will be turned in DIGITALLY moving forward.
  • YOUR PROFESSOR LOVES YOU.  Now fill out the SURVEY.

____________________________________________________________________________

 

Here is this week’s ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION:

 

Topic: COMD 3633 WEEK 9
Time: Mar 19, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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IMPORTANT NO CLASS TODAY – PLEASE READ AND REPLY

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Hello Class-

 

First off I hope this message finds you well, and you aren’t too stressed by all of the craziness right now.

Now, as you are probably already aware, per Governor Cuomo’s comments earlier today, CUNY is implementing a transition to distance education for the remainder of the semester, following a five-day instructional recess for pedagogical retooling that will begin tomorrow, March 12.

 

Here is what this means for our class.

  • We are ALL on instructional recess, so now classes will be held online or in person beginning a week from today: Thursday the 19th.
  • This course will be moving into a fully online model. We have this week to figure out how best to do that.  Our class is in good shape for this, as we are already on Openlab.   I am currently working out how to move the in person instruction to the Openlab so that you can still get the most out of this course.  For your part, please modify your mindset to consider how you can best learn in an online environment.  Your activity on this site, both with me and with each other is going to need to step up.  if we do this well, it should still feel like we are all in this together.
  • As students, you should make sure during this week that you have access to everything you require to complete your coursework.  Make sure you have access to software, computers, scanners and tablets etc. so that you can continue to meet course expectations. If you need to borrow a tablet from the COMD CLTS you still can as campus is still open.
  • Your MIDTERM PROJECT is now DUE next week, not today.  I will explain changes to the Midterm in a separate thread. Please do spend this week working on it.
  • The Quiz on the reading will be posted during this week.  I will not require it to be completed until the 19th.
  • Lastly, please be open with your questions.  There are NO stupid questions except the ones you fail to ask.  Please post any questions in this thread so that we can ALL participate in the same conversation. 

I know its it’s hard for all of us to stay positive and focused right now.  I get it.  We will get through this by staying calm and working together. For my own part, I am aleiviating my tension with animal videos.  Feel free to share your favorites.  🙂

 

Please COMMENT or post a “therapy link” below so that I know you all got the message.

 

-Professor Woolley

EPIDEMIC INSTALLATION – CANCELLED!

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Class – Thank you so much to all of you who have agreed to work this weekend installing the EPIDEMIC exhibition. however after much deliberation we decided to postpone the show. It will probably be taking place in the FALL 20 semester instead.

Please comment below to let me know you go the message.

Prof. Woolley

WEEK 4

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LECTURE  PDF in Course Files

  • Class Presentations & Review Last Week
  • Guest Speaker: Robin Ha

  • Discuss: Inside the Business of Illustration by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman, CH5 Promotion.

    MIDTERM PROJECT Assignment

  • WORK IN CLASS:

RESEARCH your mailing list.  Share information with classmates.

WORK on your Self Promotional Piece.

 

DUE NEXT WEEK

  1. Read: Nuts and Bolts Ch3 – being visible is essential
  2. Continue Self Promotional Piece brainstorming work you started in in Class! (Consider ideation techniques/ mind mapping you have learned from reading.)  You will be presenting your designs next week, along with an explanation of why they would work for your goals.
  3. Continue your Sketchbook.  Play with Personal Style and imagery .   Collect inspirational images.
  4. Begin creating your Mailing List as prescribed on page 102 of Inside the Business of Illustration CH5 .  You may share your list with other who are interested in the same markets that you are.  You may work as a team. You SHOULD combine all the information you have already gathered through researching your illustration heroes.

Please Note the Self Promotional Piece and the Mailing List are ongoing assignments.  Though I will check periodically, you will not be graded on them until midterm.  They are 40% of your grade so act accordingly.  You will be graded on both at MIDTERM.  DUE week 7

 

Create a Google Doc to track the information you learn.  Include things like:

  • Name
  • ROLE: i.e. Art Director, Editor, etc.
  • Markets they specialize in (Books (Children’s, Sci-Fi, etc., Editorial Illustrations, Advertising)
  • Specific Themes or Subjects they are interested in (Political, Dark, Sports,Etc.)
  • Work they have commissioned that interested you.
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • SOCIAL
  • NOTES (where you found them. any specifics that might make you able to create a personal connection. )

WEEK 3

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LECTURE  PDF in Course Files

  • Class Presentations & Announcements
  • Discuss Inside the Business of Illustration by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman, CH2 Style
  • Discuss Yuko Shimizu: Visual Vocabulary

  • Sketchbook Share and Discussion on Personal Style and Visual Vocabulary

  • Quick Review of Week 2 Lecture

  • LOOK at Illustration Annuals – Tools for Research, Inspiration and Self Promotion!
  • IN CLASS Presentation: Present in teams the information you learn from researching your Illustration Heroes.

  • Watch Sterling Hundley on IDEATION
  • Work in Class:  Working solo or as a as a team, begin considering the following question: What kind of work do I want? What Self Promotional Piece(s) could I make to help me get it?  Remember you have been considering what kind of work you’d like to be hired to make in your sketchbook.  Start there.

 

 

DUE NEXT WEEK

  1. Read: Inside the Business of Illustration by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman, CH5 Promotion. (see 4)
  2. Continue Self Promotional Piece brainstorming work you started in in Class! (Consider ideation techniques/ mind mapping you have learned from reading.)  You will be presenting your designs next week, along with an explanation of why they would work for your goals.
  3. Continue your Sketchbook.  Play with Personal Style and imagery .   Collect inspirational images.
  4. Begin creating your Mailing List as prescribed on page 102 of Inside the Business of Illustration CH5 .  You may share your list with other who are interested in the same markets that you are.  You may work as a team. You SHOULD combine all the information you have already gathered through researching your illustration heroes.

Please Note the Self Promotional Piece and the Mailing List are ongoing assignments.  Though I will check periodically, you will not be graded on them until midterm.  They are 40% of your grade so act accordingly.  You will be graded on both at MIDTERM.  DUE week 7

 

Create a Google Doc to track the information you learn.  Include things like:

  • Name
  • ROLE: i.e. Art Director, Editor, etc.
  • Markets they specialize in (Books (Children’s, Sci-Fi, etc., Editorial Illustrations, Advertising)
  • Specific Themes or Subjects they are interested in (Political, Dark, Sports,Etc.)
  • Work they have commissioned that interested you.
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • SOCIAL
  • NOTES (where you found them. any specifics that might make you able to create a personal connection. )

Self Promo Midterm

As a photographer, i decided to design a postcard booklet that you can take from it and have it as a decoration in your room, or send them to a love one. The back will also have a short description of each postcard. Just a brief story that would make it a bit more personal.

https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/jvillalva-eportfolio/files/2020/03/AdvStrategiesInIllustration.pdf

My Mailing List

Mailing List

Mailing List

 

Peter Steigerwald

Dynamite Comics

113 Gaither Dr, STE 205

Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Email: psteigerwaldart@gmail.com

Twitter: @psteigerwald

Instagram: @psteigerwaldart

 

Tomm (Catacomb) Coker

Dynamite Comics

113 Gaither Dr, STE 205

Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

Instagram: @tommcoker

Twitter: @tommcoker

 

Todd McFarlane

Image Comics

2701 NW Vaughn Street, Suite 780

Prtland, Oregon 97210

Email: www.mcfarlane.com, www.imagecomics.com

 

Drew Baumgartner

Valiant Comics

350 Seventh Ave, Suite 300

New York, Ny 1001

Email: submissions@valiantentertainment.com

 

Derek Watts

Dark Horse Comics

10956 SE Main Street

Milwaukie, Or 97222

(503) 652-8815

 

Josh Book

Marvel Comics Entertainment, LLC

1290 Avenue of The Americas

New York, Ny 10104

 

Matt Gagnon

Boom Studios Comics

5670 Wilshire Blvd No. 400

Los Angeles, Ca 90036

 

Mark Rosalyn

Aspen Comics

335 N. Ohio Ave

Fremont, Oh 43420

(419) 332-8682

 

 

 

 

My Mid Term & Promotional Piece

For this project, I did a series of graffitti artist, that I wanted to promote to different comic book companies.

So my letter would say:

Dear Mr., Mrs.

Hello, my name is Andre Green and I’m a freelance illustrator looking to promote my series of characters for a comic book series that I entitled “Street Wars”. These characters are Hip Hop Graffitti Artist who are challenging each other to see who is the best artist in the city. I have included a promotional piece of one of the characters.

Sincerely Yours

Andre Green

 

Promotional Piece

Here Are The Artist & Their Murals

Ace 

Diamond

Rude Bowy

 

Week 8 Sketchbook – Bradford

I use this practice as a warm-up on most days. All days, I practice with expressions. For this first post, it’s an all round practice (as when the world crumbled, I didn’t draw for DAYS, so I needed to warm back up all over).