PSAD to Host Comic Book Creator to Discuss Art Form in Culture and History | New
PADUCAH – The Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) will present Origin Story on September 8, a discussion of the importance of comics in culture and history with artist and comic book creator Les Garner.
Garner began his professional art career at age 19 in the independent comic book art markets, eventually adding airbrushing, commercial illustration, storyboarding and advertising to his resume. Having worked as a professional artist in a wide variety of fields since high school, he has built a skill set that started with traditional media and evolved into digital and 3D media as they became available outside of studios like ILM and Pixar. Garner, owner of Sixus1 Media, has also worked as a character designer, technical director, lead and production model, texture artist, and director.
Origin Story is for West Kentucky Community and Technical College students, especially visual communication and fine arts students in the college’s PSAD. However, community members and regional comic and art enthusiasts are also encouraged to attend.
PSAD program coordinator Emily Esau said that in addition to the in-person conference, they will also be streaming the discussion live for those who cannot attend and will give video production students the opportunity to learn how to broadcast live in a real setting.
Garner will lead the in-person discussion from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at PSAD’s 2D and Graphic Design Building, located at 905 Harrison Street.
The livestream will be on the PSAD Facebook page and the WKCTC YouTube channel.
For more information about visiting Les Garner, contact Esau at [email protected] or 270-534-3905.