Cam Kennedy Comics Studio.

  • 19 September 2013, 03:32
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Yesterday afternoon saw the opening of the Cam Kennedy Comics Studio at the university, opened by Cam Kennedy himself!  Cam is a highly influential comics artist, who has worked on titles such as Judge Dredd and Star Wars as well as a reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped, so it was very exciting to go along to the opening and hear him speak about his various works.

My fellow MLitt-ers in Comics Studies and I went along to the opening at 3.30, and found ourselves in a room filled with some fantastic artwork (and free beverages!).  We were then treated to a talk from Kennedy himself, taking questions from the attentive audience.  He discussed his work with 2000AD, Lucasfilm and the Kidnapped project, and expressed a genuine passion towards his art.  It was a delight to hear him speak so fondly of his career as a comics artist, and the works on display demonstrated the true skill he has.

We were then invited through to the Comics Studio itself.  A lot of hard work has clearly been put into building this space for students specialising in comics to gather and put together their creative ideas.  With artwork on the walls, a huge selection of comics to read and look at for inspiration, and plenty of space to completely get into the comics world – be it creatively or academically – it really is our own UniVerse!

 

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Kirsten is returning to Dundee after graduating from the University of Glasgow with an MA in English Literature and History. She’s now going to be working towards an MLitt in Comics Studies, enrolling in the only course in the UK which offers a true insight into the world of comics.

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