Degree Show Opening Night
Friday 12th June 2015 saw the second Cartoon & Comic Arts degree Show. This was a special occasion as we were privilege to have None other than the legend David Lloyd to Open the show. The course has come a long way in a very short time it and the students have achieved so much.
the aim as ever is to keep that going and let the student drive the award forward. John Charles believe that there is an opportunity to become A centre of excellence in the UK for Comic Artist. It is a tall ask, but one I'm sure the next set of graduates will be up to take on the task.
the 2nd years got in on the event to. Brad behind the comic book stand and also their own pop up comic book shop where they sold over £40.00 worth of comics on the night
Some of the 2nd years cam in and volunteered to paint the stand with their characters, it was initially a slow start, but in the end it looked fantastic.
The opening ceremony was conducted by the Vice Chancellor Michael Gunn and the Dean for the Faculty of Art and Creative Technologies Dr Astrid Herhoffer
The event took place in the Henrion Gallery
David Lloyd did an inspirational speech
Adrian Tooth and David Lloyd
The Prize for best student went to Becci Such of Cartoon & Comic Arts
It was great to see Verity Hall and Claire Smith back at the event 12 months after they had been there. More importantly they brought new ideas about how the course can be improved and what they could do to help.
Finally both myself and Gareth were given a present by the students, something that ensured we would never forget them... how ever Hard we tried !