Did I ever mention that I am kinda part of a start-up student group called EPIC? Probably not. It’s actually fairly recent – the group had only assembled in the very beginning of summer, then dissembled for the summer, and is now meeting again starting Nov. 6th 2010 at 1PM at the Society of Illustrators in NY. What is it? As the title reads ^ it’s a group of empowered people of the illustration community. Actually it’s just a bunch of art students bonding together pre and post graduation, kind of like a support group that aims to prevent one from straying from “the true path” of illustration and into the cashier of Barnes and Noble zone. *cough*
I’ve only gone to one meeting so far – but a lot has been accomplished since then; for instance, there is already a logo! It’s a pencil “e” – I haven’t decided how I really feel about that but since I’m not exactly spewing contributions left and right, I’m keeping my mouth shut. The supervisors are Tom LaPadula my fantabulous professor from Pratt, and Melanie Reim the Dept. Chair at FIT.
The meeting that I did go to was a lot of fun and I suggest anyone else who is close to graduating or is a graduate to come check it out on Nov. 6th at SI if you’re in the NYC area.
So, more importantly, what I wanted to post was a quick piece I did for EPIC – which was an over-the-top interpretation of a project the members of the group are currently working out. Remember I mentioned the new logo being a pencil “e”? Well, I decided that it was not enough to truly reflect my kind of EPIC. And thus… I made this as the dark side to an illustrator’s empowerment. Note the pencil “e” in the center, which is the actual EPIC logo.
Hope they won’t be too mad about it. =P