July 1 to July 14, 2019
April 29, 2019 THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 30.
Develop your story ideas into a publishable weekly comic as you learn to create compelling, multi-dimensional characters and draw faster and more expressively.
Undergraduate: ART 421, 3 units Graduate/post-baccalaureate: ART 621, 3 units
Fine art majors (drawing, painting, printmaking) as well as commercial art majors (animation, illustration, graphic design) will enjoy this master class in visual storytelling. English and communication studies majors with drawing skills will enjoy transforming their written narratives into graphic story sequences. Graduating high school seniors and post-college graduates are also invited to apply.
All applicants should have intermediate to advanced proficiency in drawing. Additional useful skills include rapid prototyping sketching, gestural sketching ability, experience in hands-on pen (or brush) and ink techniques, as well as digitally comparable work in graphic software packages such as Photoshop or Illustrator. A passion for character and story development is a plus.
Professor Mario Estioko 916-878-0226
Eric Orchard is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator from Nova Scotia, Canada. Eric has a fine art degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, specializing in painting and art history. His passion lies in children’s literature. He is the creator of graphic novels
Maddy Kettle and Bera the One-Headed Troll and the illustrator of several picture books. Orchard has been honored with the Spectrum Award and the Gryphon Award, and has been included in the Society of Illustrators annual exhibition. He has worked with MacMillan, Scholastic, IDW, Top Shelf, and other top publishers in the industry.
Mario Estioko is a professor of graphic design at Sacramento State University. Estioko has created visual experiences for such companies as Intel, Sysco, Charles Schwab, General Mills, and Clorox Co. His humorous illustrations have appeared in
Boca Raton Magazine,
Salt Lake City Magazine,
Sactown Magazine, and
The Comic Press News. He currently creates a single-panel online cartoon entitled “Incompatibles.” In 2016, his cartoon work was collected and published in the anthology,
Incompatibles – The First 100 (Havenhurst Press).
June 3 to June 24, 2019
July 1 to July 14, 2019
July 15 to July 28, 2019