Charlie Abraham is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Central Florida. Currently he serves as the Associate Director for the School of Visual Arts and as the Coordinator for the Graphic Design area of the Emerging Media track. Prior to UCF he was the Manager of Creative Services at Universal Studios Florida. With over 40 years experience in Design and Illustration he has worked as a Designer, Art Director, Creative Director and Illustrator for various ad agencies, design studios and corporations throughout the Southeast and West. He continues to produce design and illustration work for regional, national and international clients. His work has been featured in Print Regional Design, the New York Art Director’s Annual and the National Association of Educational Broadcaster's design annuals.
Through a series of assignments on pictorial problems as they relate to the field of visual sequential content (graphic novels and comics) the student will build a repertoire of illustration skills and techniques. Practical real-world assignments begin with the student working in black and white media to produce works in sequential narrative across a wide gamut of genres. Emphasis is placed on finding and developing a personal style of storytelling through visual expression and authentic technique. This is achieved through an exploration of traditional and digital media for reproduction. The ability to draw in a representational manner is essential for this course.