Thursday, 29 June 2017
Sunday, 14 May 2017
For the 4th year the BA Hons Cartoon and Comic Arts students will be putting on a degree show with the Opening Night on Friday 2nd June at 6pm in the Cadman Building.
So there has been a lot of preparation work needed to get the studio in a position ready to be made ready for the show boards to be installed.
Keep an eye on the Twitter account CartoonandComic for the show build up date.
Wednesday, 12 April 2017
The best draw there is
this year saw the 6th StokeConTrent Convention. It had stiff competition from other conventions in the area that were running on the same day with the shift of the Easter Holidays. Still the weather was good and there was a great attendance at the event and they were able to see some of the best UK artist in the Industry.
It was great to see AccentUK back with Colin Mathieson and Gary Cruthley showing off their work.
There were other wonderful artist as well including Lew Stringer, who brought his Brickman Begins book with an introduction from Alan Moore.
There was also Newbie Laura Howell, whose excellent "The Bizarre Adventures of Gilbert & Sullivan" Comes highly recommended
Also a big Thanks to Marc Jackson and all our best for his MaccPow Saturday 1st July
Friday, 10 February 2017
A bit late but its Halloween
Cartoon and comic arts once again did a Halloween project with the first years. Each student got given a ghoul and a predicament for them to write about.
Needless to say the standard was as ever very high.
The aim was to get the students producing work and then selling it in the 1st semester at an Open day event.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
This year also saw Alan Batson (Managing Director of Character Building UK Ltd) come and talk all things from Star Wars to art composition and direction to the students
And as ever we welcomed our very own Fig Taylor from the Association of Illustrators to talk to students about working freelance and getting themselves an agent to work with .
Stoke Con Trent - Also had in Frazer Irving who hasn't been on the Comic Convention scene for a few years, but was ready to step out again. We were very lucky that he decided to do Stoke Con Trent and also to grace us with his brilliant presence.
Frazer also has developed his digital drawing skills and was willing to show this off to students.
During the first week we also tried to run a mentoring scheme where 3rd years and 1st Years came together to help in a pub quiz.
As part of the mentoring scheme there was a trip to the Monkey forest which provided the opportunity for the students to study and draw real life action. If forced them to look and observe the creatures and the environment.