Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Getting Ready

Getting Ready. 
A check list for our London Trip 
New Art

So we are well on our way prepping for the London Super Comic Con. I thought it would be a great idea to take our Mascot for the award Stanley Staffordshire to the event!!! Then I thought ...How the hell are we going get him there. Anyway, Alice is back and she volunteered to give Stanley a splash of paint and he's looking good!

I also got the artist together for a photo shoot with their work, so if you've ever wanted to know what a bunch (Is that the right term, a panel, a gag, a page!!) of Cartoonist looks like, well feast your eyes on this bunch!

As ever we are adding things to the selection of work that we are taking to Comic Con. Claire Smith has started her own website and is planning on promoting both herself and the website at the event. Its a must for people who like cats...... Or think that people who like cats are a bit weird!

Esme Baran has produced her long sought after project, "Mischief and Marauder!" a tale based on her trip to London in the 1st Semester in the First year of her studies at Staffs Uni. Well Done Esme! Actually joking apart it is a good read and it is well produced!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Staffs Uni  London Super Comic Con

Claire Smith is an up and coming comic artist who has branced out into the world of web comics as well. shows this young artist work and sense of humour off to its full potential.
 Claire worked on her comic novel for Love or Money at Staffordshire University and it demonstrates that love can be found anywhere.

 Set during the Victorian ages, it tells a story of how a young thief helps a couple to come together.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Nigel Morey or Cheshire Morey is a young and up and coming artist from the Isle of Wight. With a love of steam punk and the slight macabre, this is a story to send shivers down your spine. 

Cheshire Morey has a love of musicals and the comic "Monster Nature" opens up with the theatre company just finishing of their recital of a Gilbert and Sullivan play, The story is based around a young lad who has a desire to become the best reporter he can.

Unfortunately due to a working accident when he was very young, he lost both his legs and now thanks to his adopted father type figure, manages to get around using artificial implants. The story takes our young hero to discover what is happening to all the people who are disappearing in the smog. 

 Cheshire Morey "Monster Nature" is available at the London Super Comic Con 2013

Friday, 8 February 2013

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Keeping up with our previews of artist work, today we look at Verity Hall and her Journey Man Comic. Verity has started to develop her own unique style of illustration for this project and colours add to the overall effect.

Verity's story tells the tale of a young Irish man who is forced to leave his country to find fame and fortune in the boxing ring. 
Along the way he finds companionship in the form of a young pick pocket who knows an easy target and befriends the lone Irish man on his travels. A fantastic adventure with a twist at the end.
Verity Hall Journey man will be on sale at the London Super Comic Con 2013

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Staffs uni London Super Comic Con

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Today's Cartoonist is a cartoonist in every sense of the word. If you like the world of Monty Python or outlandish stuff such as family Guy or American Dad then this is an artist who you can definitely get to grips with.
Millie Harrop produced a fully coloured Graphic Novel which deals with an unusual friendship between the driver and the locomotive. A comic which definitely is aimed at the more mature end of the Graphic novel market. This lovely and well produced story is one of bullying, misery and finally friendship in what can only be considered as an off the wall love story. 
Millie has a strange an unique sense of humour and she is definitely one to watch as her story has had the whole of cartoon and comic arts talking and it has already become a much wanted and desire comic. 

Millie Harrop "The Train Who Couldn't Fly!" will be on sale at the London Super Comic Con 2013

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con

Today we look at Esme Baran and her story called Locked in which basically tells us not to mess with the super natural.

Esme tells a story of a young boy and girl who dabble in the supernatural world and the consequences that happen to them both as a result of this. Esme uses some nice manga style images to help tell the story in a black and white format but her use of colour (as above) is very understated and used to great effect.

Esme Baran Book "Locked In!" is available at the London Super Comic Con 2013

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

London Super Comic Con

Staffs Uni London Super Comic Con.

Over the next few days I'll be posting some of the artwork from  Staffordshire University Cartoonist and Comic Arts Students who's work will be available at London Super Comic Con. the aim is to wet your appetite and also see a range of the art work that will be available at the convention.

First off we have Jack Baker who tells the story of Darwin's return to his Ship the Beagle with secret orders from Queen Victoria.
This is an underwater adventure that shows Darwin in a new light along side his previous captain Fitzroy
A great 12 page adventure that shows inventive steam punk world off and puts the Scientist to the the test as he fights a potential problem that is threatening the safety of the shores in the UK. The story takes place some years after Derwin's initial voyage where he wrote the "Origin of the Species" but sees him being called back to action as an underwater creature threatens the sea routes to the UK, depriving it of its export and imports links.  

Read his Adventure is Jack Bakers "Return to the Beagle" Available at the London Super Comic Con 2013