OafCon 2017 spotlight: S.A. McClung
S.A. McClung is the highlighted artist in this OafCon spotlight.
Writer-artist S.A. McClung will appear Saturday at OafCon in Norman.
OafCon is a presentation of the Oklahoma Alliance of Fandom comic book, science fiction and nostalgia club, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, the convention is offering free admission in 2017. (Attendees will be required to wear name tags.)
The hours for OafCon are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Embassy Suites Convention Center in Norman.
More information about the show can be found at http://oafcon2017.blogspot.com/.
McClung, of Norman, will have sketches and prints for sale.
"I'll be there Saturday only, so I'll have a discount price on my prints and sketch covers," McClung said.
He recently completed the story arc of his comic book series "Displacements: Oasis," which is created using computer-generated art.
“The artwork is all done on computer, but I try to give it a style different than other computer art,” McClung said in a previous interview with The Oklahoman. “I use 3-D software to start, but 3-D art has a tendency to look plastic unless you spend lots of time on each image. Comics have lots of images, so instead of going for the high-quality 3-D look, I use Photoshop and Manga Studio to give my art a more 2-D, cell shaded-ish look.”
The comic storyline is a mash-up of many genres as multiple realities merge in one storyline.
“‘Displacements: Oasis' is a lighthearted sci-fi/fantasy multigenre adventure comic,” McClung told The Oklahoman.
“It tells the story of a bunch of characters from different universes/realities all getting sent to a closed-off prison dimension place.”
The story has been in McClung's head for many years.
“I've always loved multigenre mash-ups like ‘Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein,' or that Scooby-Doo team-up cartoon,” McClung said.
“That's how I played with my toys: Superman and G.I. Joe would have adventures with Gumby and Cookie Monster. Anything could happen, funny or serious. That's the kind of story I'm trying to tell, only with my own original characters.”