Comic Con-versation with Nathan Seabolt
Sutherland Shire Libraries Friday, July 08, 2016
Nathan Seabolt a multimedia Illustrator and Designer, with experience in print and screen-based advertising, multimedia interactive presentations, traditional and digital illustration, animation and almost any application of images and/or type displayed for the purpose of communication. He aspire's to tell stories in sequential art form, and to help him learn how to make comics he decided to…um, make comics.
Can you tell us about your journey as a comic artist/ creator?
Tell us about your mini comics and daily drawing blog?
The daily drawing blog is one of my favorite things, I love sharing my process with people. Occasionally I can get some attention for the newest thing, or more importantly sometimes I can help aspiring artists and comic makers to give it a shot. I also record video occasionally for my YouTube channel for the same purpose.
What are your tools of the trade? Do you work in traditional media as well as digital?
A lot of the comic book work is done digitally, just for the sake of time. Comics require a ton of revision and adjustment, and digital makes that much easier. If the project is in color, digital is very important, since my final output is to print. Being able to give a printer a color correction quickly can save a project. For my comics I rely heavily on software called Clip Studio Paint (formerly known as Manga Studio). It's an all-in-one solution built from the ground up for comics (well, manga specifically but that's splitting hairs). I can go all the way from idea to color print ready book with that program.
I also do a lot of Illustration and personal art, and I do like going back to traditional media for that. It's a nice change.
Do you have any advice for aspiring comic artists that you wish someone had told you?
What's next for Nathan Seabolt?
It's a busy time at the moment, but exciting. In addition to Comics ConVersation 2016 and Comic Art: Beyond 2D, I'm taking part in a group art show with the Sydney Comics Guild at the Artshine gallery in Chippendale, tabling at several shows including Sydney Supanova and I have the honor of being part of two comics anthologies this year: MONSTERS! (with Author Karen Beilharz ) and "Silence" (with the Sydney Comics Guild). It's been hectic in a great way. As for the future, I hope to explore some new art series ideas I have brewing and possibly arrange a one-man show for next year. And sleep..at some point I really should sleep.
Find out more at Nathan Seabolt's Website and Facebook page.
This event is part of Comic Con-versation 2016. Comic Con-versation is an annual week long festival celebrating the best of local comic culture with events, talks, workshops, panel sessions, readings and exhibitions across Sydney libraries.
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