Cartoon and Comic Arts Continues to grow!
The new intake of comic arts Students at Staffordshire University has once again increased and now the award boast 80 students over the 3 years, and it looks set to become bigger.
The course has also grown with staffing. as well as myself Adrian Tooth the Award Leader - we also have Gareth Cowlin who is a freelance cartoonist whose work appears in magazines such as Private Eye and the Spectator to name a few. Claire Smith has also been recruited as another permanent member of staff to add her knowledge as working as an independent artist in the comic field. She also has a range of knowledge such as marketing and using new technology to pass onto the students. We also welcome back on a more regular basis, John Charles - MarvelUk and 2000AD artist to name a few. Alongside we have a range of visiting lecturers and new tempt staff - Kevin Gunstone has written for everyone from Marvel to DC and is currently working for Markosia. Becci Such as been integrated as Teaching assistant to help with Manga Studio and other technologies.
So the award looks better than ever
Here are some photos from the first couple of week at staffs uni
Induction Week saw Cartoon & Comic Arts at the Glebe doing a Comic Arts based Pub Quiz
Becci Such does the Manga Quiz
High Jinks in the cartoon studio
1st Years Drawing Around Stoke Minister to learn architecture and perspective
Jason Brindley 2000AD Artist and also Independent Comic Arts helping students to discover perspective