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A career in illustrating comics and graphic novels allows you to use your artistic skills while fostering your creativity.[/caption]
If you’re the type to doodle while in class, and if those drawings often depict a story or event, you may find your calling in the field of sequential arts. Choosing a definite career path may be as simple as following your passion for drawing and story telling.
A career in illustrating comics and graphic novels allows you to use your artistic skills while fostering your creativity. If you love to draw and are always exploring new ways to tell a story visually, this is a profession worth considering. Candidates for this career should have the tendency to get immersed in their work and should enjoy working alone. Do you constantly strive to improve your skills? If so, you may want to look into possible courses offering training in sequential arts.
The Illustration for Sequential Arts Program at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design
is a three-year diploma program specifically designed to give students a broad skill base for a variety of employment options. The first year is comprised of Visual Arts Literacy (VAL). To enter directly into year two or three, students can apply for advanced standing. The course will allow graduates to work in fields such as graphic design, advertising, and publishing. With input from leading Canadian illustrators, the program teaches skills that are in high demand in the game, comic book and graphic novel industries. There is also the option to crossover into animation-related courses such as Storyboarding.
Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid portfolio and web page, as well as the skills to seek employment and to prepare for a job interview. Max the Mutt offers the advantage of an annual Open House where representatives from animation and gaming companies look for graduates to fill job openings. They also regularly pass along information on employment opportunties as they arise.
If you’re willing to do whatever it takes to establish yourself as a comic book or graphic novel artist, then let your passion for drawing depict the story of your future by choosing a career in sequential arts.
Schools Mentioned: Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design