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Call Out for an Assistant! [Sep. 28th, 2010|10:25 pm]
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SEEKING: Art Assistant/Studio Intern

Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Baby-sitters Club) and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy, Agnes Quill) are seeking a studio assistant to help with the production of graphic novels for Scholastic and First Second Books. Ideally, an art student with some experience making comics. This will be a great opportunity to learn valuable pre-press skills and gain insight into the process of creating a graphic novel!

REQUIREMENTS:
Be able to commit to 1 day per week (day negotiable)
Be able to commute to Astoria, Queens, NY (we are near the subway)
Basic Photoshop skills
Familiarity with InDesign a plus

JOBS WILL INCLUDE:
Ruling out page templates
Erasing pencil lines from inked artwork
Scanning black and white comic and thumbnail pages
Digitally cleaning up art files in Photoshop
Flatting colors for comic pages
Prepping packages for shipping
Occasionally dropping off packages at post office

This is an unpaid position, but you will receive credit in any printed works.

Please contact Dave Roman at yaytime AT gmail DOT com, with the word ASSISTANT in the subject line. Please include a link to your website and/or a brief resume. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: poisonrational
2010-09-29 02:38 am (UTC)
If I had a transporter, I'd so be there! :)
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From: ext_270156
2010-09-29 02:51 am (UTC)
I've gotten too rusty on Photoshop... I would love to intern with you guys someday soon.
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[User Picture]From: yfrontninja
2010-09-29 06:01 am (UTC)
Oh man! I'm jealous of whoever get the position!
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From: brianfies
2010-09-29 03:32 pm (UTC)
Alas, I live too far away.

Have you thought about making it a genuine internship that a student could get units for? I have no idea how that works, but it seems like you might be able to work something out with an appropriate school (Kubert? SVA?) so the assistant would have incentive beyond the experience and your beaming personalities.
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-09-29 03:36 pm (UTC)
We thought about it. The time requirements are wrong for us, though--I believe that for internship credit, an intern needs to log a specific number of hours each week (it's at LEAST two days' worth), and we only need someone for one day a week for now. That may change in the future.
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[User Picture]From: shiru
2010-09-29 04:30 pm (UTC)
I've saved a lot of time ruling out pages by creating an Indesign or Illustrator blue line template and printing it out on bristol. Granted you need a large format printer for 11 x 17, but it's another reason to get one!

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[User Picture]From: shiru
2010-09-29 04:33 pm (UTC)
oh and I'll pass around your search for an assistant :)
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-09-29 06:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, a large format printer is in our future plans, but not our current budget. ;)
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[User Picture]From: marionv
2010-09-30 03:31 am (UTC)
Our printer can do that, and you're always welcome. :)
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[User Picture]From: daltonnw
2010-09-29 04:44 pm (UTC)
I would totally go for this, if I lived in NYC! (but if you need anything, ask away!)

I'll pass around your call for an assistant. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: lauragarabedian
2010-09-29 08:14 pm (UTC)
How long is the position for? And is there a possibility of a paid position later? Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: goraina
2010-09-30 01:38 pm (UTC)
No specified length of time--probably starting in December, going through spring or summer? Depends on the person's availability and our workload.

I don't think this will turn into a paid position in 2011, but we haven't made specific plans beyond that.
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[User Picture]From: lauragarabedian
2010-10-01 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks, I appreciate your time!
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