The newly crowned Atlanta branch of SCAD is rapidly becoming a favorite haunt for me. Not only have they had Art Spiegelman give a talk on the 12th of this month but I went to a round table discussion with Andrew Robinson, Eric Canete, Yuko Shimizu and James Jean! All for free! Well, the gas from my tank not withstanding.
All the folks were incredible to hear speak but I was most taken aback by Yuko because I was wholly unfamiliar with her work. A really incredible blend of traditional Japanese art and illustration. Awesome. She is immediately finding herself on the list link to the right.