Comics and Graphic Novels

A chat with Dave Ross: Comic Book Artist and MTM Instructor

Posted:October 30 2020

Post Categories: BlogComics and Graphic NovelsFacultyIllustration for Sequential Arts

Dave Ross, comic book artist and a long time instructor at MTM, loves to tell stories, not with words, but with pictures. That’s why he became an illustrator – specifically, a comic book illustrator.  “Tell a story, whether it’s your own or someone else’s”, advises Ross MTM Director of Outreach, Natalie Kauffman, “sat down” (virtually, […]

MTM grad M.Sassy.K makes her bread & butter in comic book art

Posted:July 14 2020

Post Categories: AlumniBlogComics and Graphic NovelsIllustration for Sequential Arts

Michele Assarasakorn, a.k.a. M.Sassy.K, has come full circle in her work as an illustrator. She started off her diploma at MTM in Illustration for Sequential Arts, then switched to Concept Art (which she graduated from in 2011) and now primarily works as a comic book artist. She thought that background art for video games would […]

Second time a charm for recipient of our first year Scholarship Award!

Posted:July 02 2020

Post Categories: BlogCareersComics and Graphic NovelsIllustration for Sequential Arts

Taneikah Anderson could have given up after she got rejected the first time she applied for the Sean Michael Stewart Memorial Scholarship at Max the Mutt, but instead, she took it as a challenge to improve her portfolio and apply again. Good thing she did as the second time around was what made the difference! […]

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 […]