THOUGHT BUBBLE 2016

Leeds’ Though Bubble festival is one of the UK’s biggest independent comics and arts festival. With hundreds of exhibitors ranging from Illustrators, comic book artists and small press publishers it’s a fantastic showcase of talent from all areas of the industry.

This year a number of our students, graduates and staff were exhibiting at this year’s con;

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WIKTORIA, SHAZLEEN and HENRY are currently studying at Middlesex. Between them they have self published a number of independent comics.

WIKTORIA RADKIEWICZ

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SHAZLEEN KHAN

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HENRY MATA

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JESSICA LIM graduated from Middlesex’s illustration BA in 2013. ‘Jessica Lim is JESSICAXYL, a UK-based illustrator. She loves drawing food and animals, and is big into cute culture and bright colours. She is currently freelancing and working on her first fictional comic, Bao & Pom.’

JESSICA LIM

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graduate group THE DRAWN CHORUS COLLECTIVE were represented over the weekend by FRED CAMPBELL, AMBER COOPER-DAVIES, ALEX MOORE, SUMMER DU PLESSIS, CHARLOT KRISTENSEN, MICHAEL O’BRIEN and BEN HENDY. Composed of 19 multi-disaplantary illustrators they have produced a number of book and crafts and were also selling items produced by individual memebers.

DRAWN CHORUS COLLECTIVE

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SUMMER SKETCHBOOKS

Keeping sketchbooks and drawing from observation is a key part of being an illustrator and a practice kept by many of our students, staff and graduates- even when on holiday. Here’s a look at some of what they produced over the summer break;

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MATT INGRAM

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SALOME PAPADPOULLOS

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EMMA BLOCK

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ALDOUS EVELEIGH (Drawing Tutor)

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SHAZLEEN KHAN

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BEN HENDY (Graduate Academic Assistant)

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ALEX MOORE (Graduate Academic Assistant)

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WIKTORIA RADKIEWICZ

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NICOLE COWAN

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SUMMER DU PLESSIS

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JAMES OSES

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MARTIN URSELL (2nd year tutor | Illustration MA course leader)

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GRADUATE WORK: LIVE DRAW AT APPLE

2016 graduate NICOLE COWAN was recently invited to illustrate  at ‘Today at Apple’, a new initiative by the brand that aims to create a space where artists, musicians photographers, entrepreneurs, developers and educators can come together to share their craft and tell their stories.  The event saw Nicole drawing live at Apple’s Regent Street branch, capturing the people, space and musicians;

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“I had to go along and draw on location live, drawing the people around me in the store and space as well as the musician Emma McGrath who was performing as part of the artist duos . The drawings were done on an iPad Pro using the Apple Pencil and was projected onto a big wall live as I was drawing. The event was a really fun and an exciting opportunity and I met some really cool people who were supportive, encouraging and really enthusiastic about promoting creativity. “

 

Find more of Nicole’s work online;

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STAFF AND STUDENT NEWS: ILLUSTRATORS AND PRINT MAKERS OF TODAY

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Illustrators and Printmakers of today is the latest exhibition to take place at Margate’s LOVELYS GALLERY. Curated by graduate HANNAH CLARK the show features work by many of Middlesex’s staff and graduates;

 

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MARTIN URSELL (2nd year tutor)

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HANNAH CLARK

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BEN HENDY (GAA)

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SUMMER DU PLESSIS

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NICOLE COWAN

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ALEX FOSTER

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“Showcasing the art that we see everyday in magazines, books and adverts, Lovelys will be displaying a wide variety of local and international illustrators and printmakers; from traditional techniques to the modern art of digital media.”

 

STAFF NEWS- THE ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS PRINT PRIZE

This year the RBSA are hosting their biannual Print Prize exhibition, a showcase celebrating the exciting range of contemporary printmakers producing original printed artworks within the UK.

Included in this year’s show is work by Course Leader NANCY SLONIMS, Graduate Academic Assistant BEN HENDY and one of this year’s graduates, SUMMER DU PLESSIS. We are delighted to say that both Nancy and Ben have been awarded prizes by this prestigious body (The Great Art Prize and Student Prize respectively).

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BEN HENDY (GAA)

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(Winner of the Student Prize)

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NANCY SLONIMS (Course Leader)

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(Winner of the Great Art Prize)

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SUMMER DU PLESSIS (graduate)

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INKTOBER 2016

#Inktober has fast become a favourite annual tradition on the internet. This year we’re taking a look at some of the contributions by our students, graduates and even staff;

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MIA OLSNES TØRRESDAL

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DIONNE KITCHING (graduate)

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FREDRIK EDEN (graduate)

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WIKTORIA RADKIEWICZ

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ALEX MOORE (Graduate Academic Assistant)

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SUMMER DU PLESSIS (graduate)

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