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I'm Going to College
Short_Circuiting at 5:14PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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I'm trying to get accepted into The Art Institute of Charlotte. I have an appointment this Monday. They want me to bring some samples of my art and stuff. What I want to know is, do any of you guys think my comic is good enough to show to college? I'm worried that it isn't, and I can't decide whether or not I should bring it… Plus, it's very… odd… Do you think it might be too odd?
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Paper_Cut at 5:16PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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You're joking, right?

You're comic is, in-short, down-right awesome.

lol wish I could say something about college:P

*sigh* I went to the alternative…
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 5:22PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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…Suck-up.

I agree though, you're comics are one of the better ones out there…
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Rage Nakasa at 5:28PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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I got to read your comic, but I bet you will do well.

I'm in Collega myself. I'm in it for Auto CAD.
I decree Boot to the head to all.

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Short_Circuiting at 5:32PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Auto CAD

what's that?
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Rage Nakasa at 5:35PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Computer Aided Desine. It's for building Lots of thing. Someone using Auto Cad desined our computers, the Cars we(If we have one.)Drive, and A lot of other things that we use on a day-to-day baise.
I decree Boot to the head to all.

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Evil_Snuffkin at 5:37PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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You comic work looks great so it should be fine to show off. Just as long as you bring in some accurate life drawing and a few different medias too.
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Short_Circuiting at 5:37PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Computer Aided Desine. It's for building Lots of thing. Someone using Auto Cad desined our computers, the Cars we(If we have one.)Drive, and A lot of other things that we use on a day-to-day baise.

ah, cool. i bet that involves lots of math. i wouldn't be able to do that.
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fern at 5:37PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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do any of you guys think my comic is good enough to show to college?

Go for it Shortie, I would! : )
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Paper_Cut at 5:38PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Rage Nakasa
Computer Aided Desine. It's for building Lots of thing. Someone using Auto Cad desined our computers, the Cars we(If we have one.)Drive, and A lot of other things that we use on a day-to-day baise.

ah, cool. i bet that involves lots of math. i wouldn't be able to do that.

you would suck at engineering then lol!
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Rage Nakasa at 5:39PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Computer Aided Desine. It's for building Lots of thing. Someone using Auto Cad desined our computers, the Cars we(If we have one.)Drive, and A lot of other things that we use on a day-to-day baise.

ah, cool. i bet that involves lots of math. i wouldn't be able to do that.

No only baise Math. (I hate My spelling!)
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Inkmonkey at 5:41PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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If your comic is the kind of art you want to do, then definitely show it. If they reject you because of it, then what do you suppose you'll be learning there?
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Short_Circuiting at 5:44PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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thanks for all the advise guys, i appreciate it! i really do. i get really nervous and self-conscious about showing my art to strangers. and thanks for the tip, evil_snuffkin. i'll try to bring in a bunch of different stuff. and inkmonkey, that was a very good point. i just hope i get into this school..
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Rage Nakasa at 5:44PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Here is something I'm doing in Class right now. It is simple right now… but I already know what to do in this class. I took it in High school.
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kyupol at 5:58PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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I'm trying to get accepted into The Art Institute of Charlotte. I have an appointment this Monday. They want me to bring some samples of my art and stuff. What I want to know is, do any of you guys think my comic is good enough to show to college? I'm worried that it isn't, and I can't decide whether or not I should bring it… Plus, it's very… odd… Do you think it might be too odd?

ART INSTITUTE…

There's one in Toronto too. To tell you the truth, they were the only school willing to accept me back in 2003 when they interviewed me.

During the interview, the dude was just relaxed… you know… a casual conversation about the weather… and little by little he got me to reveal that I LIKED doing animation.

And so he toured me around the campus to showoff their facilities:

- small class sizes. He showed me classes going on. A class had about 5 students. There were different rooms he showed me. One was a figure drawing room with big easels, and the other one had this light table equipment thing on it. Well equipped in other words.

- Their teachers have at least 15 years experience in the field. Could be telling the truth since I saw a couple teachers who looked in their late 40s or early 50s.

- Their school is more efficient than community colleges. I dunno about that. Art institute is classified as a “private career college”. Meaning, their curriculums could be shady because the government does not really inspect them properly. However with Art Institute, I got the feel that they are LEGIT AND TOP TIER. Because the guy showed me a copy of the subject outline.

It was a pick your own schedule. They got morning, afternoon, and evening classes available. Morning from 8:30-12:30, Afternoon from 1:30-5:30 and Evening from 6:30 to 10:30.

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!!!THOUGH HERE IS THE CATCH IF YOU WANNA SKIP MY BLABLA!!!!!!
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The tuition the tuition the tuition. It would cost me $14,000 a year. Since their 2-D animation program is a 2 year, it would cost me $28,000 to finish it!!!

They said they can set me up with their “financial help”… and the financial advisor talked to me yadda yadda… basically I have to slave off in a Mcjob AFTER CLASSES. The idea was for me to go to school from 8:30-12:30… then work the rest of the time!!! What about time for projects? What about time to do other stuff? And sure they are top tier… but will the $28k of investment GUARANTEE ME A JOB or will it leave me stuck in debt and ending up in the same office job I'm at now.

If you're rich and $14k is nothing, then go for it by all means. Or if you got the willpower (you need religious fanatic level devotion… the same high motivation that makes them ‘die for the cause’ or do self-harming rituals) to sacrifice 2 years of your life just to get through it, do it.

The stress… working at a job and being a FT student will get to your head and can make you depressed.

Summary: ART INSTITUTE = LEGIT BUT EXPEN$$$IVE

NOW UPDATING!!!
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kyupol at 5:59PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Oh I forgot:

The dude didn't care much about my portfolio. That was back in 2003 when my art was worse than it is now. Part of me was telling me that all they want is my $$$
NOW UPDATING!!!
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Short_Circuiting at 6:06PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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wow, thanks for all that kyupol! haha, my mom got the same impression about the money thing when she was talking on the phone. gee, i wish charlotte art institute had an animation program, but the closest thing they have is graphic arts. and about tuition, to get my associate degree is like $45,000. very, very pricey i assume. my mom okay'd it though. i'm most likely going to have a mcjob as well. and about the depression thing, i already have borderline personality disorder so i'm depressed all the time anyway. lol!
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fern at 6:09PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Oh I forgot:

The dude didn't care much about my portfolio. That was back in 2003 when my art was worse than it is now. Part of me was telling me that all they want is my $$$

The very same time happened to me when I went to check out The Art Institute of Los Angeles back in 2005.

5 minutes later I told my dad to validate his parking ticket so we could get the hell outta there!
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Phantom Penguin at 6:19PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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My art couldn't get me through school. Good thing i'm a history nerd.

Your art is good to hook.
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ozoneocean at 8:23PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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If your comic is the kind of art you want to do, then definitely show it. If they reject you because of it, then what do you suppose you'll be learning there?
Ink has good advice.

Tertiary education is expensive though, as Kyupol says. What will you do with the degree after you've got it? Graphic design could be a better path.

It's great art BTW ^_^
 
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suzi at 10:57PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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God, haha, I wish my school cost $14,000 a year :| And I'm going to a big public state university, which are supposed to be on the cheaper end (granted, I am out of state…)

But I think you should show your comic. It's put together well and definitely wouldn't be a detriment, and helps show that you like exploration/experimentation and developing your own style. If they don't like that for whatever reason, stay away from that school!
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kyupol at 11:23PM, Nov. 8, 2007
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Suzi is rich. Go ask her for money. :) lol jk
NOW UPDATING!!!
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Short_Circuiting at 3:03AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Ozone, I am going for Graphic Design. lol!

Hahaha, my mom is trying to work out all the money stuff, we were talking about it last night.

Thanks again you guys, I really don't have anyone else I can talk to about this stuff, so it's really great to discuss this with a bunch of other comic artists. :D
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marine at 3:13AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Just be sure and use your college for something within the industry. Don't get a job doing layouts for magazines or even worse, doing print shop work.

*shudders*

I don't think college is all that great. Thats my official stance, as I've said before.
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lastcall at 3:27AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Ozone, I am going for Graphic Design. lol!

Graphic design, that's good. At least there are jobs out there for graphic designers. ….I was an idiot, and got my BFA in 2D animation, and right when I graduated, that's when Disney got rid of their entire 2D department, and basically killed the 2D animation industry. So really, my degree is a total waste of money. So I kinda worry when I hear people say “I'm gonna go to an art school,” because I don't want the same fate to befall them. But there is always a need for graphic designers. Every time I pull up an art search on Monster.com and the like, it always has a lot of graphic designers. …Although, this may differ depending on your location.

One thing. If you're looking for job security, and steady pay with benefits: don't be an artist. Be a nurse, or a teacher. The world always needs more nurses and teachers.
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Black_Kitty at 4:37AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Not to be a stick in the mud but if you don't like teaching, then don't be a teacher. I know that seems pretty obvious but I figure it's worth saying. Unless you're going into teaching at the post secondary level, teaching art means that teaching comes first. Art comes second.

I definitely agree on bringing your comics but I would also bring in other work. Not that I'm a huge expert on art but I think that's what worked for me when I applied to art schools back when I was applying to universities. I bought in ink work, sketches, painting, clay work, and anything else that's different. So my portfolio ended up being about what I'm interested in and the range I'm willing to explore/learn.
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ozoneocean at 5:03AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Sorry SC, I didn't realise :P

YAY! BK's back to posting! \^_^/
 
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kyupol at 5:42AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Another suggestion:

If art is really your passion… try doing it like a side gig or part time job. There are photography places that may need someone to do photo editing (which doesnt really take a high degree of technical art skill. As long as you got steady hands youre fine).

Though the expected salary range is between $8-$12 per hour (here in Toronto). lol… you might as well work in an office or factory.

Or work out… build some muscle and work in construction or automotive (since they DO require physical strength) :)

Or try welding since its almost the same as art in the sense that steady hands are required.





NOW UPDATING!!!
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Poke Alster at 7:53AM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Yeh its a good comic they should like it :D
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lastcall at 6:12PM, Nov. 9, 2007
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Another suggestion: If art is really your passion… try doing it like a side gig or part time job.

This is a good suggestion. I do that now, actually. I created a sole proprietorship/ freelance art business from home–and it cost me absolutely nothing. I of course have to work a full-time job to support myself and my family, but it's nice to be able to do what I love, without turning it into a job that I hate.
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