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October 2016 Open House – Check It Out!

Open House: Saturday and Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, 2016  LDerrick EXT.cave.POSTER

Max the Mutt draws passionate people who want to develop first-class skills.  Are you one of them?  Find out at our two-day Open House!  Our graduates have gone on to careers at top companies including Corus/Nelvana, Guru Studio, Arc Entertainment, Toon Box, National Film Board of Canada, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Nelvana, UbiSoft, Warner Bros. Games, and Pixar.  Come see where they got their start!

Come for one or both days. RSVP to or call 416 703 6877.

Once again Canada’s renowned comic book artist Dave Ross will present a free one-hour workshop on his figure-drawing methods.  If you can’t stay for the workshop, you can still buy a copy of Dave’s book or get your copy signed after the main presentation!  The workshop and signing will both take place on Saturday, October 1st (full schedule below).

Dave RossDave Ross is one of Canada’s best-known comic book artists, with work that has appeared in such well-known series as Spiderman, Daredevil, Avengers Westcoast, Batgirl, Catwoman, Punisher, Captain America, Excalibur, Birds of Prey, Aliens, Alpha Flight, Star Trek, and Star Wars: Dark Times.  He is one of the founders of Max the Mutt’s Illustration for Sequential Arts Diploma Program, the only in depth program of its kind in Canada. His instructional book, Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators, based on a course he designed for that diploma program, is now available from Watson-Guptill Publications, an imprint of Random House.

Come learn from Dave, get a copy of his book signed, and find out about all that Max the Mutt has to offer!  Sign up today at or call 416 703 6877.Desiree-Moffat-environment-environment_godofwar_final

On Sunday, you’re invited to attend two more great free workshops: at 11:00 am, Comic Book Layout with Kent Burles, illustrator, comic book artist, and our Sequential Arts Coordinator, and at 1:00 PM, Intro to Cartooning with Tina Seemann, character designer, illustrator, and our Animation Coordinator.

Program Coordinators and Admissions staff are also available to answer questions and for private tours (please book in advance by calling 416 703 6877 or emailing  

We look forward to meeting you!


Full Open House Schedule:


Saturday, October 1st

10:30am Doors Open

11:00am Presentation on the Diploma Programs, followed by book signing with Dave                  Ross

12:00-12:30pm Tours with Program Coordinators

1:30pm Free Workshop: Figure Drawing with Dave Ross

Afternoon available for individual tours and questions.  Doors close at 4:00pm.


Sunday, October 2nd

10:30am Doors Open

11:00am Free Workshop: Comic Book Layout with Kent Burles

1:00pm Free Workshop: Intro to Cartooning with Tina Seemann

Afternoon available for individual tours and questions.  Doors close at 3:00pm.


Note: Please bring your own sketchbook and pencils if you are taking part in a workshop.