A lot of our alums (your predecessors) attend ComicCON in San Diego each year. It is, as I once heard a much smarter person say, the largest visual culture event in North America. No foolin'! And folks like us RULE that place!

How great is that?!

Here is a camera-hungry Shawn McCauley, on the SUPER-SECRET alumni website, showing off his activities. I'm gonna make him come talk with us this semester. Even if he says, "no."

He'll do it. He owes me.

Let's Think A Little Bit More About Images That Communicate

As promised, here is a paper-free article for you to read. This article, "Ode To Illustration," by Steven Heller, appeared in AIGA magazine in 2004. AIGA, if you don't already know, is a professional organization and AIGA magazine is one of their publications (hard copy and web). It is centered on visual communication and the issues and developments therein.

In short, they write about visual stuff you'll find interesting.

But (and here's the bad news), you do have to read. Yes, read. Terrifically old-fashioned, I know, but still one of the best ways to engage information in a participatory (not passive) way. That's important.

Do it. And feel free to peruse related links that come up on the right hand side. You won't be sorry! Sign up for a "web account" (free) for some expanded access.


We're Back! Welcome to Our Newest Contestants!

Hi Folks!

First, welcome.

No,... for real.

It's good to be back.

Well, it's been a helluva summer with a lot of illustration activity and news. I'll try to recount some of that here so you can share in the EXCITEMENT!! I know you want to! We've also got some good stuff coming up, so check back here regularly to see what's happening.

Here's a special shout-out to the two new ART 272 sections (now known as ART 3210). Your trial-by-fire is about to begin! The old guard will help pull you through. Of course, you'll have to pay them off, but they'll help you for a very reasonable fee.

Speaking of FIRE, don't miss Rudy Gutierrez and DK Dyson this Friday (29th) at Convocation!! It's free (which is a lot of the same letters as "fire" but much, much better!), and will change your life.