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I’m 19 now! Week 1

Yesterday was my birthday! My aunt Liza took me out for food and it was pretty great.

So the first week of the quarter was insanely busy. Orientation was exhausting, even though we had about an hour in the middle of each day to wait for the students to come back from their presentation sessions. SCAD Day was more of the same, but since it was shorter and only one day it felt a lot less stressful. I got free food. Here’s all us Orientation Assistants posing together.

My classes so far have been alright. I have the same professor for both Drawing for Storyboarding and Drawing for Sequential Art. She’s currently the artist for the Mary Worth daily strip. I asked her what it was like to draw Mary Worth and she said “mindnumbingly boring” and then showed me some pages of her new comic about cats in space. I love her.

Drawing for Storyboarding is basically Perspective for Cartoonists, and Drawing for Sequential Art is basically Anatomy for Cartoonists. I hope my art improves a lot this quarter. Here’s something I drew in class.

And here’s my first assignment for Storyboarding, to be critiqued in like. 3 hours. Three one-point perspective drawings from high, medium and low eye levels. From observation. I spent a while going through all the photos in my drive, haha.

Survey of Sequential Art is interesting. The book we’re using as a textbook is focused on comics in the United Kingdom bc the author’s British, so I’m definitely learning a lot about comics I had never heard of before.

We went to a reception for the Guo Pei exhibit at SCAD Fash. Guo Pei herself was there but I only got to see her for a few seconds in a crowd of well-dressed fancy people. It was a weird experience. The view from the SCAD Fash balcony is super nice though. 

Personal artwise, I haven’t done all that much this week. Fanart, mostly. 

OH ALSO! I put together a zine about movies I liked when I was a kid! Check it out here 

Recent Reading: I wrote a review of Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell for my Survey class, and a review of Spinning by Tillie Walden for The Connector.

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I enjoyed Monster on the Hill. It was cute and funny, but some of the character’s faces looked a little off.

I love everything Tillie Walden has ever produced and I would die for her probably. 

 Tomorrow I’m going to the ASIFA-South mixer in Atlantic Station again! This’ll be my third one, but the last time I went was in May, so I don’t know how much if anything has changed. My friend Connie’s going with me. I hope I get to see some of the people I met before.
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Orientation Tomorrow!

Hi! Sorry I haven’t updated in a while. I’ve been busy, stressed out, and unmotivated.

Since the last time I posted here I went to Flamecon. It was awesome. Highlights: Check Please!, Haikyuu!! and Yuri!!! on Ice fanart, a Yuri Recommendations panel. Nice people. Seeing my friend Gina.

I spent time with my friends for the last week or so of my summer vacation, and that was really nice. Then two weeks ago I moved into my dorm at SCAD Atlanta for Orientation Assistant training.

On the first day of training, everything went to heck. Halfway through the day we all got a text alert from SCAD. The start of fall quarter was pushed back a week because of Hurricane Irma, and everyone already moved in at Savannah was evacuated here. I had three incoming Savannah freshmen staying in my room for a few nights while the storm blew over. I got to see some friends from Savannah I haven’t really spent much time with before, and that was really fun. But it’s also been super hectic.


I checked out the Guo Pei exhibit at SCAD FASH a few days ago, and it was so awesome. Really recommend.

Also I played Hiveswap yesterday. A lot shorter than I was expecting after five years, but still pretty entertaining, even though I’m not big on video games.

Creative work updates: I’ve written some more fanfiction if you’re into that at all. Also. A lot of fanart. Because school hasn’t started yet might as well indulge right. Also a color study.

I did some studies of Princeton, and I made up a new thing where if my friends from other colleges pay for my transportation I will go to their college and draw their campus. I don’t expect anyone to take me up on it but I wish they would.

Also I drew my OC from my Hong Kong Comics classwork because I could.

Oh yeah, Miku’s 10th anniversary happened August 31st, and I participated in this year’s Miku Miku Collab!  

I drew 4 illustrations: Heartbreak Summit, Strobe Last, Tokyo Retro and Start Line. Four of my favorite songs.

Tomorrow and Sunday I’m gonna be on my feet from 8 am to 6 pm, helping with the new student orientations. I’m ready.