Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Shrunkenheadman Club?
A: The Shrunkenheadman Animation/Illustration Club, founded in 1995, is one of the largest campus organizations at San Jose State University. SHM was designed to create a sense of community among the animation and illustration students.
Q: Is SHM for SJSU Animation/Illustration students only?
A: No! Anyone is welcome to join the club. However, as a whole, its members have an interest in the arts.
Q: How much does it cost to join SHM?
A: Membership is $5 per semester.
Q: What do I get with my membership?
A: As an SHM member, you will receive: frequent e-newsletters with information about club events and industry news (e.g. internships, special events) and first access to SHM guest lectures and special events.
Q: What services does SHM provide?
A: SHM organizes such events as: on-campus life drawing, twice weekly; a guest lecture series featuring industry professionals; an annual costumed draw-off (“D-Day”); raffles and special film screenings; and networking among students.
Q: Who are some of the past guests from SHM’s lecture series?
A: Past guests include: PIXAR animator Dylan Brown; independent animator Bill Plympton; Dreamworks story artist Rob Koo; comic book artist Steve Rude; and award-winning illustrators James Jean, Hanoch Piven, and Dennis Nolan. The List goes on.
Q: How can I join SHM?
A: Fill out a membership form and bring it (along with your $5 membership fee) to any figure drawing session or the first meeting of the semester.
Q: When is your first meeting?
A: Info on our meetings are posted on the Events page and on fliers posted in the SJSU Art building.
Q: Who can I contact for more information?
A: For general inquiries, email SHM at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact a specific officer.