SAW Art Show: World Aids Day

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We’re proud to be hosting an art show of finalist art to the HIV / AIDS Graphic Novel Contest Words & pictures combine to tell the stories of those living with AIDS and HIV. The comics created by the finalists of UF Health Science Center LibrariesAIDS/HIV Graphic Novel Contest will be shown Friday Dec 1 from 7 – 10pm at the Sequential Artists Workshop to commemorate this important cause. Facebook event:…

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The Wonderful World Of Wood’s Details

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Topic: DRAWING DEPTH AND DETAILS ONLINE COURSE with Justine Mara Andersen In my upcoming on-line class about depth and details I will not be talking about the above image… though I should be. The truth is, I should have been including this image every year… but I haven’t. So, here it is now, a spectacular Wally Wood splash page. It’s not only chock-full of great details, it’s not only brilliantly…

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Dan Adkins & Another Lesson On Mortality

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Dan Adkins: March 15, 1937 – May 8, 2013 Here’s the thing, I hadn’t known until today that Dan Adkins, one of my mentors, had died. Stick with me, there’s a lot to this, so let me lay this on you slowly. Lately you may have noticed a certain pattern in many of my posts; posts written prior to this latest loss. I have been thinking a lot about…

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From Comics To Swan Lake

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Question: So what happens when a flat-broke comic book artist/illustrator and teacher is asked to create set designs for the ballet? Answer: She does it. Sounds easy, but the truth is when I got the call from Kim Tuttle at Pofahl Studios to create set designs for their upcoming production of the ballet “A Haunted Swan Lake,” (to be performed at the The Philips Center here in Gainesville), I…

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The Process, Justine’s Odysseus Pages (part 2)

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The post originally appeared on my site: barefootjustine.com 2 of 6: In these 6 entries I am going to walk you step by step through the process I went through to create 6 of the 17 pages I pencilled and inked for the upcoming “The Odyssey Of Sergeant Jack Brennan” graphic novel. This is a DARPA funded project intended to assist veterans with PTSD. The power of myth lies…

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Following Your Heart, Purpose, & Talent

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Sadhguru speaks on following your talents, your heart and true purpose. What goes for India goes for the West as well. Ask yourself whether your heart, passions and talents are making your decisions, or whether your parents, the “American Dream” or social pressures are making your decisions…

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The Process, Justine’s Odysseus Pages

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This entry originally appeared on my blog at barefootjustine.com 1 of 6: In these 6 entries I am going to walk you step by step through the process I went through to create 6 of the 17 pages I pencilled and inked for the upcoming “The Odyssey Of Sergeant Jack Brennan” graphic novel. This is a DARPA funded project intended to assist veterans with PTSD. The power of myth…

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Guido Crepax & Me

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Visit barefootjustine.com for more… I’m going to walk you through the thinking that has gone into one of my recent pieces, thought by thought and step by step I will break it down, both the thought process, and the physical process. The genesis of this work came when I was approached about doing a Guido Crepax tribute piece (Valentina in particular) that will be in a collection from Fantagraphics….

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Frank Frazetta Vs. Boris Vallejo… Resolved (expanded teaching edition)

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For more, check out me, my art, and my site at barefootjustine.com … This is a lecture I have given every year at SAW, of course as any of my students know, my lectures are rather more like very well organized and colorful rants… dare I say… like pretentious, contentious, though no less than divine poetic experiences. by the way, my self-esteem is not really so grand as all…

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