Anthony J. Fisher

Anthony J. Fisher

Anthony J. Fisher

Dean, School of Communication Arts; Chair, Sequential Arts
  • Monroe County Community College
  • B.S., individualized studies in political cartooning, Eastern Michigan University, 2001
  • M.F.A., sequential art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008
First year at SCAD:
2008

"The best thing about teaching is learning."

Credentials

"Theory of Visual Relativity in Sequential Art" M.F.A. thesis was nominated for the 2009 Master's Thesis Awards for the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools; accepted a paper presentation at the Eastern Educational Research Association 33rd Annual Conference; Comics Studies Conference at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Awards, recognition and honors

Portfolio fellowship in sequential art at SCAD; Best Editorial Cartoonist, College Media Advisors, 1988; Second place for political cartoons, Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 1988 Gold Circle Awards

Organizations

Eastern Educational Research Association, Southeastern College Art Conference

Publications and presentations

Publications

  • "I Hate Pandas," anthology of graphic novel shorts, self-published
  • "Hop Up! The Story of Pasco the Guide Dog," illustrations and book design, written by Christopher Banks, Shaggy Dog Productions
  • "Space Corn and Spud Cadet: Serving-up Victory," self-published
  • "Silly, Silly Goose," self-published
  • "Discover Sequential Art," anthology of graphic novel shorts, SCAD
  • "What's Your Pointe," strip, The Pointer monthly magazine

Presentations

  • "Theory of Visual Relativity in Sequential Art." Comics Studies Conference, Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Chicago, Illinois, April 16-18, 2010
  • "Drawing Efficiency: Sketch to Composition," Heroes Convention, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 6-8, 2010
  • "Engagement Starts with Fostering an Attitude of Success," Designs on eLearning 2010 Conference, Savannah, Georgia, September 15-17, 2010
  • "Defeating the Army of Technology Barbarians at the Gates of the Studio
  • Class," Southeastern College Art Conference/Mid-America College Art Association, Richmond, Virginia. October 20-23, 2010

Previous Positions

Professor of sequential art, SCAD; adjunct professor, the Art Institute of Charleston; part-time eLearning professor, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; program coordinator of graphic design and digital art, Lawrence Technological University

On the Web

Courses Taught

  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • SEQA 100 Introduction to Sequential Art
  • SEQA 205 Survey of Sequential Art
  • SEQA 215 Materials and Techniques for Sequential Art
  • SEQA 220 Cartooning
  • SEQA 277 Digital Coloring and Lettering Applications for Comics
  • SEQA 317 Getting Published and Self-publishing
  • SEQA 419 Sequential Picture Books for Children
  • SEQA 427 Electronic Cover Illustration for Comics
  • SEQA 503 Sequential Art Production Methods
  • SEQA 716 Sequential Art Studios I
  • SEQA 726 Sequential Art Studios II
  • SEQA 731 Digital Design Issues in Sequential Art
  • SEQA 756 Sequential Art Studios III
  • SEQA 766 Sequential Art Studios IV
  • SEQA 770 Sequential Art Self-promotion