Friday 21st February will be a day long remembered by 2nd year cartoon and comic arts students. John Charles (MarvelUK -2000AD - currently working on the Star Wars comic) presented 2 (yes count them-2) masterclasses in comic production. The morning session saw students creating their own characters and the afternoon they learned about layouts and how to make more dramatic poses. The knock on from this is for students to up their game for MCM Expo comic con in May -London Docklands.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
Drink & Draw
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Illustration student Jenny Addison who recently joined Staffordshire University, had a go at illustrating the Twelfth Night. Wanting to be a childrens illustrator, Jenny set this story in the rock pools with a brother and sister crab being separated and their struggle to be reconciled. An excellent good first attempt.
Monday, 17 February 2014
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Gareth Cowlin has edited together the best of a childrens comic called Potty (Over flowing) Here 2nd year students were asked to think about their intended audience (children aimed between 7 & 10) and to wrote and produce several short comic strips. Here are the best. Once again for sale at the London Super Comic Con in March.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
More work that will be available at the London Super Comic Con in March. This is William Vaughan's first comic for sale out side of university. Based on A Midsummer Night Dream, it is a fantasy based tale set in the cold north. Those of you who like Game of Thrones will particular like this type of story.
Friday, 7 February 2014
To make room for the fantastic new stock being produce we are selling comics at the Pop Up Comic Book shop in the Henrion Gallery Wednesday 12th February. So say it with comics and but the one you love a comic.
Be a real super hero to the one you love
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Student work for sale at the London Super Comic Con in March. First delivery of prints arrived yesterday. We're really looking forward to attending, selling our work and meeting everyone and all the special guests.
Thursday, 6 February 2014
Once again Staffordshire University had a visit by Kevin Gunstone, comic book writer for Markosi and marvel comics to name but a few. He's recently had one of his short scripts published in America, and he's turn up in class to show students how he works. From taking an initial idea, making a synopsis, developing a treatment and final producing a script. Kevin also finds artist to produce the work and colour it. Who knows, one day these budding artist could be working alongside him.
Sunday, 2 February 2014
More New Artwork
Here is another post with another 3 excellent pieces of artwork and comics by 3 different comic book artist/illustrators.