Sunday, 15 July 2012

Comic Pop Up Shop

Staffordshire Fringe 2012 Festival

As part of the Fringe Festival I opened a Pop Up Comic Art shop where students could sell their work to the public. The shop opened up on the same day as the 3rd Year Art & Design Show and we had a huge interest from the public and other students coming into the shop to browse, look at student work which decorated the area and also buy their comics.

Above is a view of some of the comic books on sale in the shop. The most expensive being £2.50. Below is some of the best sellers.

As well as the shop we had some visiting Alumni who left the university and where making their way in the world.

Above, Jamie Bakewell reads an article about himself and his recent contribution to the animation awards, when he did a guest lecture having completed working for Aardman on their feature film "Pirates" and also doing the Pre-Viz for "The Fast & The Furious"

In the comic Shop we allowed budding Artist to show off their skills. They had to draw a picture of a film they had recently seen or in Jamie's case, worked on. Having just finished working on the New James Bond Film "SkyFall" he opted for this picture. He is a talented artist in his own right....honest!

Another visiting Alumni was Liam Wardle who works for the National Space Centre in Leicester.
Just to show that Comics and cartoons transcend a whole host of people here are a few who entered the their work in the Cartoon Shop.
Becky is a soon to be new intake for the Cartoon and Comic Arts Award At Staffordshire University

A current Cartoon and Comic Arts Student Dom shows off her skills!

Emily Peacock and illustration student who has a keen love for comics and films.

Dom's mum has a go too!

Matt Garbutt local artist and recently graduated 2D Artist shows off his work. Matt already does his own Comics on website, a true talent and a name to look out for in the future.

Finally Local Artist and 3D expert Chris Horne, use to be an illustrator but took up 3D with great success shows off his Alien Skills.