MADELINE RUPERT C.V.
-Write, pencil and ink both original and licensed comic book properties and related projects
-Provided concepts and finished art for political cartoons, commissioned by the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). Cartoons used in CHANGE-centric publications and promotional materials (2011).
-Supervisor: Melanie Boyer, Communications Director
-Involved in an ongoing basis of promotion for the Savannah College of Art and Design. Penciled, inked and colored comic images used by the College as a means of reaching prospective new students. The same images have been featured on school-wide screensavers used to highlight unique talent within different majors. They have also been featured in the College’s 2010-2011 Course Catalogue book, and in the College’s advertisements in the New York Comic Con brochure, where it reached an audience of both prospective artists and industry professionals. Also nominated to give a testimonial about the College’s Sequential Art major, to be included in the 2011-2012 catalogue.
-Involved in the creation and promotion of independent comic artists’ collective ‘MAKO COMICS.’ Published first volume of original comic series “SAKANA” (approx. 108 pages) through MAKO COMICS, and provided cross-promotional opportunities and materials for other artists in the collective. Also published numerous short comic stories and sketch anthologies. Working with other members of collective to publish collaborative anthology, featuring comics from each member.
-Provided concepts and finished art for promotional and branding materials used by the Marine Science Consortium, based in Wallops Island, VA. Designed characters and logos for use on merchandise such as t-shirts and outerwear. Designs were also painted on vehicles belonging to the MSC, such as busses. Ongoing collaboration with MSC representatives to create new material and images.
-Supervisor: Amber L. Parker, Executive Director
-Assigned as sole artist on new comic book series “V-Card”, written by Danielle Corsetto, to be published by Oni Press Publishing. Oni Press is an independent publisher specializing in new, fresh and offbeat comic stories and art styles. Production to begin in September 2011.
-Supervisor: James Lucas Jones, Editor in Chief
-Operate several personal art websites and pages, including a blog, a twitter, a tumblr, and a deviantart page.
-Gallery on High, Pottstown, PA, December 2010—Present: Led workshops for 7-11 year old children on creating comic book characters and comic books. Students created collaborative original comic. Based on success of this workshop, more weekly workshops will be run for 13-17 year olds from June-August, 2011. These students will be instructed on the finer points of comic book creation and design, and each attendee will produce an original, self-contained 4-8 page comic by the end of the class. More workshops/classes in the future.
-Supervisor: Julie Tonnessen, Assistant Director
-Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, May 2010: Led workshop for fellow students and peers on digital screen toning techniques using Adobe Photoshop CS3.
-Savannah College of Art and Design, GA, March 2011: Let workshop for fellow students and peers on using the internet for self-publishing and promotional means, and how to break into the webcomics business.
-The Hill School, PA, June 2007-January 2011: Worked in the Advancement Office. Duties included sorting and cleaning up important contact information regarding money donations and alumni activities. Worked extensively with Blackbaud and Raiser’s Edge software. Also volunteered at the Center for the Arts as a stage hand and technical assistant. Proficient in lighting and sound technologies used by the school in its theater. Also proficient in a number of power tools used in the theater’s scene shop, including the band saw, the jig saw, welding materials, rigging materials, power drills and others.
-University of Pennsylvania, PA, June 2009-September 2009: Participated in UPenn Facilities and Real Estate Services Department (FRES) internship to create a rotating graffiti and vandalism-removal program. Worked to assess problem areas and effective removal strategies. Frequent meetings with other interns and supervisors to report progress. Produced a 24-page report in comic book format on most effective ways to combat UPenn’s vandalism problems and keep the campus graffiti-free.
-Supervisor: John Hopler, Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance Administration
-Sales Associate at Borders Express Booksellers, located in the Coventry Mall, Pottstown, PA. June 2010-December 2010. Provided exemplary customer service and operated cash register in a team-based environment. Unfortunately, the store has since closed.
-The Hill School—Pottstown, PA, graduated 2007
Award for excellence in both Technical Theater Arts and Studio Art
-The Savannah College of Art and Design—Savannah, GA, graduating 2011
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Sequential Art
Exemplary standing within Sequential Art department
-Material Proficiencies include:
Software: Adobe products including Photoshop, Illustrator and In Design; Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher
Hardware: Capable of using both PCs and Macs, Wacom Cintiq tablet monitors, and graphics tablets of various sizes and models
Also capable of using a variety of traditional artistic materials, including brushes, brush pens, technical pens, nibs and crowquills, ink, watercolors and acrylic paints. Also proficient with a variety of work surfaces, including bristol board, canvas and many other types of paper.