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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Non-Linear Logic, Set 1

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EXCLUSIVE TO SAW! Many years ago I started this cartoon series, an exercise in reducing everything I knew into the fewest lines with the most limitations I could impose upon it and still make it emote. I’m not saying it was terribly original, nor that it had never been done before, but I really enjoyed making these, I called them “Non-Linear Logic.” One of my ambitions in creating these…

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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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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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Writing Off Disney…?

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A lot of things are on the list of things cool, hip, progressive, or intelligent people must feel obliged to dismiss and/or dislike. Obviously among those things would be McCartney, Star Wars (for some), and Disney. Of course, these are three of my favorite things, and I consider myself cool, hip, progressive and intelligent as well… so what does any of this mean? And what does it mean that…

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