Comics and Graphic Novels

Just What Are Sequential Arts?

Sometimes, even the most complex names and terminology are actually quite easy to understand, and sequential arts falls into that category. You might be stumped on first hearing the term, but it’s really very simple. Drawings and/or images that are used in a sequence (suddenly it’s starting to make sense, eh?!) to tell or illustrate […]

8 Graphic Novel Stats You Need to Know

Before we reveal some of the impressive graphic novel stats that every aspiring illustrator and/or storyboard artist should know, it’ll help to clarify just what is a ‘graphic novel’. Except that’s not so easy. Wikipedia even says “the term is not strictly defined” and “…the exact definition of a graphic novel is debated…”. Other definitions […]

October 2016 Open House – Check It Out!

Posted:September 06 2016

Post Categories: Comics and Graphic NovelsDiploma ProgramsEventsOpen House Information sessions

Open House: Saturday and Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, 2016   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 […]

Why Is Max the Mutt Your Best Choice?

Why Max the Mutt? It’s simple: we care. Max the Mutt offers working professionals as instructors, small class size, community, an emphasis on focus, a developmental curriculum following a year of basic skills training. We are in constant contact with the industries we serve to ensure that course content is up to date! Our yearly […]

Dave Ross’ New Figure Drawing Book!

Posted:August 01 2015

Post Categories: CareersComics and Graphic NovelsFacultyIllustration for Sequential Arts

Dave ‘s new book is fresh off the press! Published by Random House, it teaches how to draw the figure without reference. Dave writes: “I recently completed work on an instructional book titled FREEHAND FIGURE DRAWING FOR ILLUSTRATORS, due for general release on July 28, 2015. Watson-Guptill Publications, an imprint of Random House, is publishing […]

#SequentialArtsGraduates Will Publish Before They Graduate!

Posted:March 08 2015

Post Categories: CareersComics and Graphic NovelsComics Books and GraphicDiploma Programs

News Flash: All graduating  Illustration for Sequential Arts students at Max the Mutt  will  now have their their first professionally published credits by the time they graduate!    Max the Mutt  is the only college in Canada offering an in depth program focused on Sequential Arts for Comic Books and Graphic Novels.  Now, with the […]

Updates re: COVID-19

Last updated Monday, March 23, 7:00PM

Our top priority is to ensure students can finish the year and that they are still getting a proper and excellent learning experience, while also making sure everyone is safe and healthy. 

At this time, we will be moving all diploma courses to an online format for the remainder of the school year. We are working carefully with instructors as we develop a course-by-course plan to ensure students do not miss out on any learning, while also ensuring we do not place any undue burden on our instructors. 

While we are operating online, our physical location and office are temporarily closed.  Please email us at  info@maxthemutt.com for any inquiries. 
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will post updates here as we get them as well as sending emails to all students and instructors.

We will be moving our Portfolio Reviews and Tours to online-only. 

All planned events, talks, workshops, classes, etc. will not be taking place at the school. We are working hard to have as many things moved online that we can. Keep checking back for updates!