Monday, February 13, 2012

February 17th - Draw-Off & Pizza

Salutations, Allies!

Cartoon Allies strives to be both a professional and social resource for our comics community. We hope to cultivate an environment that encourages collaboration, networking, and making life-long friendships. While we've been introducing more technique-focused events, CA should still be a place for meeting new friends and bridging gaps between classes, years, and departments. We hope that you come for the events, but stay for your friends. This week, we invite you to join us for a special drawing and pizza-filled event!

This Friday, 2/17
6:30 - Room 703G

Calling all artists, performers, and those in the mood for a good laugh and FREE PIZZA!
CA will be debuting a new event, mimicking similar games held at major comics conventions. Check under the cut for specifics, coming events, and other business, including information regarding the CA Zine and the Fresh Meat Poster Search.

Emily Kay Jay, Seargeant-at-Arms, will be refereeing this speedy improv game, drawing a phrase from a hat (filled with submissions from event attendees). She'll announce it to three rotating cartoonists to draw on a large drawing pad, with each competitor quickly depicting their interpretation of the prompted scene.

 Show off your mad speed-drawing skills or how wildly you can depict a subject compared to the other competitors! Participants will rotate to involve as many volunteers as we can, and performance will be rated by our patented Applause-O-Meter.

  RSVP on Facebook so we can gauge how many attendees we'll have. This'll guarantee that we'll have enough pizza for everyone! Please be sure to invite pals who don't frequent Cartoon Allies, take minicomics to share (and submit), and bring refreshments!

Coming events:
Friday, 2/17
Friday, 2/24

Other business:
  • We need you to make the poster for Fresh Meat 2012! Jump over to our submissions page to find out how you can help advertise for our department's biggest annual event!
  • Want to see your work distributed in print? CA is developing a new print magazine! Head over to its new webpage for submission info!
  • Keep your eyes on the CA Blog! This week we'll be continuing our look at student-run ways to promote your work, along with more student comic reviews.
  • Do you want publicity for your minicomics? Enter the Mini Reviews Box. Bring your minicomics to our meetings or the Senior Studio to submit them for review on the Cartoon Allies blog. Each week, bloggers Eric and Hayley will randomly select a student's mini from the box and offer readers a preview of the comic and their thoughts. We hope to improve student promotion and give members a space to show their work to a greater audience.
  • If you would like to be listed on our Members page, email your name, year, website url, and 50x50px icon to with the subject line "Active Member [Name]". As we collect a nice group of links, we'll update our long out-of-date Active Members list.
  • If you're interested in helping us distribute Cartoon Allies event posters, let us know by email or at the next meeting. We need posters for the Fresh Meat festival!
  • The SVA Library now has access to a new Underground Comix Database. Check it out!
Stay strong, Allies!

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