Illustration for Sequential Arts

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! […]

First Year Student Art Show! Visit Max the Mutt Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28!

Posted:April 03 2019

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtIllustration for Sequential ArtsNews from Max the Mutt

Max the Mutt will be hosting a First Year Student Art Show, an exhibition of first year student art work from all programs, on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th from 11 am to 3 pm ! Our semester is ending, and soon we’ll be setting up this year’s show! Below are photos from last year’s preparation […]

Once more, Max the Mutt’s Animal Drawing students visit the Royal Ontario Museum !

Posted:October 26 2018

Post Categories: BlogConcept ArtIllustration for Sequential ArtsNews from Max the Mutt

Tina Seemann, Co-director of Max the Mutt and Animation program Coordinator, took our Year 3 Concept Art and Illustration students to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for their Animal Drawing course and had this to say about their visit: ” Even though we added 2 new bird skeletons ( a falcon and a pheasant, beautifully […]

3 Sources of Inspiration for Artists and Animators

Posted:August 08 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio SkillsIllustration for Sequential ArtsInspiration

It’s bound to happen sometime. You might be the most prolific artist ever; you might have the best creative brief ever authored. But you simply can’t seem to get a start on your illustration, piece of art or the first frame of your animation storyboard. First, you’re not alone. Creative blocks are common for creative […]

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 […]

Illustration & Storytelling for Sequential Arts: New Diploma!

Posted:August 24 2017

Post Categories: Diploma ProgramsIllustration for Sequential ArtsNews from Max the Mutt

Hooray! Illustration & Storytelling for Sequential Arts, a 4-year Diploma Program, has been approved by the Ontario Ministry Of Advanced Education & Skills Development!    Orientation Week 2016, First year students team challenge   This program, based on our previous 3 year diploma program, Illustration for Sequential Arts,  has been re-structured and designed with input […]