Dan graduated in 2011 and sent this email in, 2012.
“This is Dan MacKinnon, recent graduate of the Sequential Arts Program. I wanted to let you all know that I have been doing well as a freelance artist thanks to the instruction and support I received at Max the Mutt…. Thanks to your school I truly believe there is nothing I can’t do as long as I just keep pushing ahead. I would not be able to do the things I’m doing now without the drive and focus I learned at the school.
I wanted to share with you a couple of things that I have been working on. I recently finished almost 20 illustrations that will be published in the new Runequest role playing game handbook that will be coming out this month. This is a big one for me as role playing games and fantasy artwork were a huge inspiration for me as a young artist and the idea that I will be able to inspire others in this way still kind of chokes me up.
I’ve also had some of my digital work used for card game artwork,
Some of my political cartoons have gotten some internet air time as well. I did a lot of work during last summers election with a group in the Yukon and continue to work with political parties as well as First Nations groups. Many of these have been published and can be seen on my website or blog site.
I also wanted to share my newest project that I’m doing with a couple of very talented writers I met in Toronto. We are doing a graphic novel and have launched a fund raising campaign in order to put the book together and get some publicity. We have caught the eye of a few names and are hoping to have it published once we finish the first volume.
“My thanks again to everyone at Max who has helped me become the successful and professional artist I have become.”
– Dan MacKinnon
Since we received this email, Dan’s career has continued to thrive. He now lists his specialities on Linkedin as, “Illustration, design, kids, comics, photoshop, monsters,” and he emailed from Vancouver Island that he is in the middle of a graphic novel and not at liberty to share artwork from that project at this time, but did send a few j pegs.
art by Dan MacKinnon
Dan’s website has so much great work to look at that can’t be shown here that I encourage you to check it out: http://www.danmackinnonart.com/
Andrew Sebastian Kwan
2014 ISA graduate Andrew Kwan, self portrait
Andrew just graduated in May, 2014 and was already getting professional assignments while still in school. His Deviant Art page states that he cannot accept any more commissions at this time- he’s too busy! He is currently working on his original comic series GEL; a sci-fi/fantasy adventure.
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art by Andrew Kwan
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