As part of the Spring/Summer Workshops at Max the Mutt Animation School, DRAMACON writer and artist Svetlana Chmakova will be teaching a two day seminar (April 28th & 29th) in creating manga. Nominated for both Harvey and Eisner awards, Svetlana is a celebrated OEL Manga creator with two volumes of DRAMACON under her belt and a new series called NIGHT SCHOOL in development for Yen Press. She is also a regular cartooning contributor for COSMOGIRL. For full information on this rare opportunity to study with one of the leading North American practitioners of the Manga style of comics storytelling, please check out the Max the Mutt blog at www.maxthemutt.blogspot.com (truncated info can be found in the general Spring/Summer workshop listings at the top, but a more indepth overview of the course and Svetlana's achievements can be viewed by scrolling down).

Other Spring and Summer comic book and cartoon creation offerings can also be viewed on the blog.
These include Extreme Figure Drawing with Dave Ross, Cartooning with Tina Seeman, Comics Storytelling with Richard Pace and Writing for Comic Books and Animation with Ragmop creator Rob Walton. For those wishing to bone up on general drawing and painting skills you will also find a number of worthwhile offerings. Extensive info on all of these classes and workshops can also be accessed at: http://www.maxthemutt.com/courses/learnDraw.htm .

Max the Mutt Animation School is the only school in Canada to offer a three-year full-time programme in Illustration for Sequential Arts (Comic Book Art). Interested applicants are welcome to check out our website for full information on this programme and our related programme in Animation.