Tuesday, 20 March 2012

London Super Comic Convention

London Here We Come!

The first Comic Convention attended by Cartoon and Comic Art Students was the London Super con.
Here are some of the photos of the gang, dressed in outfits then later at night with Comic Book artist Rob Cureton of Orful Comics. A fun time was had by all!

Most of the gang went as people from Napoleon Dynamite, with a few exceptions 
Afterwards we went for a drink and a chat with some of the artists who were exhibiting at the show.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Web Comic Idea

Web Comic attempt

As part of a bit of research, I've been looking at developing possibly ways to use technology to help tell stories in comic format. I must thank Graphics Guru Mark Garner for being put in touch with this piece of software. If you click the arrow, it will load up Chapter 2 of Tempus Noble. Then by clicking on it again it will zoom into the pages and hopefully allow you to use it and view it. Any comments, eg did you find it easy to use; drove you mad with the constant movement, felt sick at the twisty turns etc would be gratefully received.

Enjoy Tempus Noble Chapter 2 Web Comic

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Cartoon and Comic Arts Trips

Manchester 2012

Recently the Cartoon and Comic Cohort along with Illustration and Graphic Design students headed off into the depths of Manchester to see the delights of the rain drenched town.

Above is the Gang on their own getting lost around Piccadilly, below the gang with Graphics and Illustration Students from Staffordshire University.

Needless to say, you let cartoonist out of the studio and they act.....like cartoonists!

Our first aim was to discover all the comic shops we could, John Hudson had recommended Magma Books, if only he knew what was around the corner and across the way from this shop.

£100 lighter I finally emerged from the depths of the vast comic libraries load with books and comics and headed off to Media City

While there we discovered Daleks, who apprehended me.....

But I managed to escape in the Tardis! 

Friday, 2 March 2012

Stolen Lines

Stolen Lines

One of the main projects that the students undertook was similar to the comic competition that The Observer newspaper runs.
It was to produce a 4 page comic.
The basic theme here was that the students were given a line from a novel, these novels could have been anything at that was their starting point.
Here is some of the work the students produced.

 Above Alice Ubino short comic.

Above is Claire Smiths Comic

Above is Millie Harrops Comic

Above is Tom Stephens Comic

I chose these comics in particular for their blends of different styles.