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Celebrated digital computer artist Jason Seiler to speak at IUPUI Oct. 29



INDIANAPOLIS — Jason Seiler, perhaps the most celebrated digital computer artist in the world, will speak at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Oct 29. The event is free and open to the public.

Seiler, whose caricatures and illustrations have been featured on the covers of Rolling Stone, Billboard, Time, The New Yorker and many other publications, will discuss his work and demonstrate the illustration techniques he uses in Photoshop.

The presentation will take place in Room CE 450B in the Campus Center, 420 University Blvd., beginning at 6 p.m.

“For anyone involved in the digital computer arts field, this is a rare opportunity to see and meet a living legend who is still delivering new digital art daily,” said Dan Baldwin, director of computer graphics technology in the School of Engineering and Technology’s Department of Computer Information and Graphics Technology.

The department and the student chapter of SIGGRAPH IUPUI are hosting the event. The artist will sign copies of his book, “The Complete Artist: A Guide on How to Succeed in the Creative Industry,” following his presentation.

Seiler is a Chicago-based artist who studied fine-art illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago for two years before beginning his professional work in earnest.

In addition to illustrations, Seiler has worked with Imaginism Studios, including as a character designer on Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland,” helping create such characters as the Red Queen, the Tweedles and the Bandersnatch. Most recently, Seiler painted six stamps for the United States Postal Service’s Forever series.

Seiler illustrates for publications digitally using a Wacom Cintiq, the same technology the Computer Information and Graphics Technology department installed in the first full lab of Wacom Cintiqs at IUPUI.