Elizabeth Enright and Kevin Burkhalter have joined the Savannah College of Art & Design's Atlanta campus as its newest Sequential art professors. Both SCAD alums, Enright and Burkhalter began in August as part of the new school semester and report to the Associate Chair of the department, Patrick Quinn.
"What better time to come back to SCAD in this monumental year! SCAD is celebrating 40 creative years, embracing past, present, and future," said Burkhalter. "As an alum and now professor I feel really excited to help prepare students for their professional careers!"
Burkhalter is a 2009 graduate of SCAD's Sequential Art program, and went on to draw BOOM! Studios' Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa, and work as an editor at Dark Horse from 2014 to 2018. At SCAD, the writer/artist/editor teaches a full load of classes including "Character Design," "Scripting," "Storyboarding for Animation," "Visual Storytelling & Development, and "Exploring the Narrative."
"I’ll also be having special, comics professional guests that I know coming through to give my students feedback and guidance as they begin their own journey’s into comics," Burkhalter tells Newsarama.
Elizabeth Enright is an Atlanta-based cartoonist who recently edited and published the Sweathy Palms Anthology. She is currently developing a YA OGN titled The Sprout for Julep. At SCAD, she teaches "Drawing for Sequential Art," "Online Comics," and "Digital Design Issues."
"I’m thankful to the students and faculty of SCAD Atlanta for their warm reception," said Enright. "With SCAD celebrating 40 creative years there couldn’t be a better time to return to my alma mater. This new, exciting role is a responsibility I do not accept lightly. My time as a SCAD undergraduate was a formative period in my professional development. I look forward to helping the next generation of creators discover their own voice and thrive."