SVA was well represented at the recent New York Comic Con, where the College hosted two booths and many students, alumni, faculty and staff members participated. The event, attended by over 130,000 guests, featured panel discussions and appearances by a range of creative talent. The MFA Visual Narrative Department‘s booth showcased work by faculty and current students who were available to chat about the program’s curriculum and their experience at SVA. The BFA Cartooning and BFA Illustration departments hosted a booth where students sold original comics and spoke to attendees about the college.
“This year’s Comic Con was the biggest and best I’ve ever seen in New York,” said Angie Wojak, Director of Career Development. “There was so much great SVA talent on display. Rebecca Sugar (BFA 2009 Animation) spoke about her work as a writer and storyboard artist on the wildly successful Adventure Time and discussed her new series, Steven Universe. Bill Plympton (1969 Cartooning) spoke about his experience funding his latest animation project through Kickstarter. The convention also offered a rich and diverse series of workshops for young professionals including sessions on how to get press coverage for small presses and how to manage one’s career as an emerging artist and author in comics.”
Images from top down: BFA Cartooning and BFA Illustration booth; (from left to right) Benjamin Marra, Nathan Fox, Matt Rota and Mark Sable at the MFA Visual Narrative booth.