Wednesday, 26 February 2014

John Charles Masterclass

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.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Staffordshire University's 1st Ever DRINK N DRAW

Staffordshire University's

Drink & Draw

Thursday 27th February sees the first ever Drink and Draw being held at Staffordshire University. Asked for by the Cartoon and Comic Arts students, it is aimed at being a social out let for these rather shy and retiring individuals and an opportunity for them to develop their drawing abilities. Its open to both animation and illustration students as well. Students are expected to turn up in Coplay (Costume) of their favourite characters and allow other members of the cohort to draw them.
As this is our first event we are happy to have a few professional industry experts to help out and add a bit of prestige to the event. They include MarvelUk and 2000AD artist John Charles and Jason Brindley. Both giving up their free time to be part of this epic new venture to the comic arts award. As well as that Kevin Gunstone, writer for Markosi, Marvel Dark Horse etc, will be sharpening his pencil as well to take part in the event. No event would be complete with out our own AGL Mark Garner as well! 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Jenny Addison

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

Pop Up Comic Shop

Pop Up Comic Shop
Wednesday 19th February 
10.00 - 4.00
Henrion Gallery
New stock will be on Sale this Wednesday in the Henrion Gallery from 10.00. This year we see students tackle Shakespeare and make comic books of a range of his plays. This Wednesday sees a selection of artwork on sale in the Henrion Gallery by 2nd Year Cartoon & Comic Arts, Illustration and Games Concept Design Students. 

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Potty Anthology

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

Hot off the press

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

Valentines Week Comic Sale

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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Hot off the press

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

Kevin Gunstone masterclass in scripting for comics

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 Work for Sale at LSCC


More New Artwork

Here is another post with another 3 excellent pieces of artwork and comics by 3 different comic book artist/illustrators.

Becci Such is a talented Comic Art student who is influenced by Manga. She has taken the story of Much Ado About Nothing and placed it in the early era of Japanese Shoguns.

Daniel Ward is from Games Concept art and uses his Matte Painting technique to great effect in this Western take on the "Merry Wives of Windsor!"

Terrina Bibb is a talented Illustrator who has a knack for drawing Comedians. In her unique take of the "Taming of the Shrew" she teams up Miranda Richardson and Jimmy Carr as the 2 protagonist of the story. Sharp cutting jokes run amuck in this updated version of the classic.