Voyage ATL is a publication that showcases artists and businesses in the Atlanta area. They did an interview with us where we discussed what we do and why.
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Saint Love City Funk: Boogie Down Blues is the first issue in this Prime Vice Comics series. Check out the trailer for a sneak preview.
It is now available to purchase ($2.99) on Comixology.
Saint Love City Funk:
Boogie Down Blues #1
Boogie Down Blues
Teenage musician Santos La Cruz just got dumped by Porcelina Snow. He tries to play the blues on his guitar which falls apart on him. This takes him on a journey of unexpected encounters that change him forever. A fun filled fantasy full of music and misadventures.
Something about Santos La Cruz makes the crowd go wild. Check out why in this comic short.
Comedian Nita Cherise & writer Nikki Igbo hired PVS to produce the cover art for their podcast Rappin’ Atlanta. An enlightening podcast where they discuss the FX show Atlanta and other relevant topics.
Two chicks. One who lives in ATL. One who lives in NOLA. #AtlantaFX. Real talk. Check out this podcast if you want the down and dirty on the show and its social and racial revelations on Atlanta and the American South.
Nita Cherise & Nikki Igbo
Prime Vice Studios hosted three 1 hour Fresh Voices Comic Creation Workshops at the AMFM Summer Festival. August 8-10 at The Bakery ATL’s Hangar. The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine program initiative is sponsored this event. It was free to the public and all ages were welcome. We used our signature Fresh Voices Comic Creation workbooks for this event. All attendees received a copy to work in and take home.
Here are the live stream videos of our workshops on each day.
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive transportation and economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States.
The Bakery Atlanta is a multi-faceted arts complex with a focus on community engagement, environment, education, and new technology. We offer private studios, community and workshop space, a conference room, a multi-use gallery and several venues as well as outdoor event space.
This week learn how to utilize the subjective camera technique to create compelling comic sequences. Lets go!
When making comics your primary objective is to stimulate an emotional response in the reader.
What is the Subjective Camera?
The Subjective Camera is when you see the action (or much of it) from the character’s point of view.
Why use the Subjective Camera Technique?
Using the Subjective Camera (SJ) technique serves the purpose of stimulating an emotional response from the viewer by placing them in the character’s shoes.
By getting in the character’s head you see what they see & feel how they feel.
The S C Technique follows a 4 part formula. First start with a close-up of the character. The one you want to use to bring the reader into the story.
* A close-up is when the panel is zoomed in close.
Second, show the following shots from the character’s point of view. As if you were seeing through the character’s eyes.This allows us to see what they see. Below I am doing a POV shot from another character to build up anticipation.
Now show the character again but with a different expression. The reader will feel what the character feels. Check out how I switched him from looking nervous to more menacing in this shot.
Lastly, add additional panels to show the spatial relationships and passage of time. Make the sequence of events & actions as coherent and clear as possible.
The Subjective Camera Technique is useful for making compelling scenes in your comic. Storytelling can be tricky when it comes to pacing a sequence of events. As a cartoonist you want to be able to keep your reader’s attention engrossed as possible in your story not just demonstrate elaborate talent or boring panels. Make magic happen in your sequences by paying attention to the panel compositions and how they will keep a grip on your readers. Give them a clear & emotionally impactful story. They’ll love you for it.
Thank you for checking out this week’s tutorial. I hope you’ve found it useful. Please add any comments below. I love to read and follow up from my fellow artists. Additionally, Prime Vice Studios is available to help people on their comic creation journeys. Hire us for professional assistance at any level of your creative process. From conception to creation we are experts at helping others develop their vision.
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Prime Vice Studios will be at the AMFM Summer Festival August 8-9 teaching workshops from 2-3pm at The Bakery ATL’s Hangar. The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine program initiative is sponsoring this event. It is free to the public and all ages are welcome. We will be using our signature Fresh Voices Comic Creation workbooks for this event. All attendees will receive a copy to work in and take home. Come early though seats are limited to 20 attendees only per day.
Check out below for more information on The Atlanta BeltLine, the AMFM Festival & The Bakery ATL Artspace.
AMFM Summer Fest Schedule
Beginning August 8, 2018, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will present the Art.Movement.Film.Music (AMFM) Summer Fest on the Westside Trail in Atlanta. As part of the 2018 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition festivities, AMFM will include exhibitions, pop-ups, musical acts, a speaker series, food trucks, and much more. Co-hosted by The Bakery, The National Black Arts Festival’s NextGen Artist Program, and ARTlanta Gallery, the festival will take place on the Westside Trail near the Allene Avenue trailhead.
the detailed schedule for:
Wednesday, August 8:
Thursday, August 9:
Friday, August 10:
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Link to the Atlanta BeltLine website & schedule:
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