I have a Manga Studio course at City Lit coming up in April! If you want to learn more about digital drawing and this amazing software take a look at the info below!
What is the course about? Manga Studio is a software package used by comic professionals to create and draw cartoon comic books, comic strips and manga. Its tools are focused on comics and manga creation and it can be in used in all stages of creating pages from sketching and layouts, to inking, lettering and colouring. On this course you will learn about Manga Studio, and how you can use it to make your comic book and manga stories come alive! What topics will we cover? — Using the Wacom tablet – An overview of the Manga Studio software – Designing a comic/manga page – Drawing and inking – Lettering and speech balloons. – Colouring and shading comic pages. By the end of this course you should be able to: – Use a Wacom Tablet – Plan a page of sequential story telling – Understand how to draw, ink and letter a page using Manga Studio. – Understand how to break a story down into a sequence of images.
Dates 03/04/14 – 17/04/14 Day(s) Thu Duration – 3 weeks Time -18:00 – 21:00 Full fee: £90 Senior fee: £90 Concession: £60 Course code – VG447
Find out more at the following link!
Introduction to digital cartooning using Manga Studio
I’m doing a Comics Jam with the wonderful John Miers
Citylit Fast Forward: Comics Jam
In our latest City Lit, Fast Forward, talk event cartoonists Matt Boyce and John Miers will guide you through the process of creating collaborative, improvised comics. This is a great way to generate ideas and build confidence in drawing and storytelling skills. You’ll need to draw fast, and think faster! At the end of the event, everybody will have a complete, original short comic book to take away with them.
Place: Gosh Comic Store
1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR
Date: 18th March 2014
Time: 7.00 -8.30
Image: John Miers
I was very tired when I drew this!
If you have been reading my blog you will have seen that I spent a month working in Helsinki as part of the CUNE residency project, I plan to do a full post about it soon (when I get my PGCE essays out of the way).
Below you will find some of the press for the project:
I have been interviewed for Finnish Deaf TV!
Click on the button Viela 1 Juttu than you should see the interview in the sidebar!
Finnish Deaf TV – Viela 1 Juttu
I also turn up on YLE Deaf news which ran a nice feature on the project we did!
YLE Areena – Finnish Signed News
And there’s an article YLE New’s site!
Yle Uutiset – Article
And finally a nice interview about the project I did on the CUNE website!
More on the way!
Here is my entry for the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica graphic short story prize
Click on the title of the blog post to read the comic (if you have come to the front page of my website).
Click on the images to scroll through the pages.
I didn’t win which is a shame I could of done with the prize money, I need a new tooth!
In conjunction with the Finnish Comics Society, The Comics Centre and the HIAP on suomenlinna, I will be running these biographical comic book/sign language workshops in Helsinki for deaf and hearing people!
Click the link below for more info!
Helsinki Biographical Sign Language Comics Project!
I’m in Helsinki doing a residency with the Finnish Comics Society (more about that soon!).
Next week there will be an exhibition of my work at the Comics Centre called “Everyday Monsters!”
If you happen to be in Helsinki drop by and say hello!
Everyday Monsters – SARJAKUVAKESKUS
I have a new shop where you can buy custom paintings by me!
At the moment I’m drawing monsters but I will be adding other things like badgers and cats with laser eyes
You can find the link for the shop in the side bar or you can press the blue button.
Matt Boyce new online shop of joy!
I am happy to announce I will be teaching the following courses for the 2013/2014 term at Citylit.
Click on the blue buttons to find out more.
Drawing for Comics (Sept 2013)
Drawing for Comics Advanced (Dec 2013)
Drawing for Storyboards (March 2014)
Drawing for Graphic Novels (April 2014)
This post contains images created by students of last years “Drawing for Comics” course: David Cambridge, Sam Atkinson & Mary Leedham-Green
I have a Manga Studio course at Citylit coming up in June, if you are interested in doing it sign up!
For more info click the blue button!
Introduction to digital cartooning using Manga Studio
Some of my work will be in the Citylit staff exhibition, on display from the 20th of may to the 6th of June!
The painting in this post is a victory for me, as its the first proper painting I have done in over a year since injuring my shoulder.
Find out more about the exhibition here
Citylit – Staff work exhibition
In August I will be going to Helsinki to work with the Finnish Comics Society, I will be their artist in residence for a month as part of the CUNE Comics artist in residence program at the Sarjakuvakeskus (comics centre).
Exciting stuff! I better try and learn some finnish before I get there!
To find out more about the CUNE CIR program click this nice blue button.
CUNE Comics Artist in Residence
And heres some info on the Finnish Comics Society.
Suomen sarjakuvaseura – Finnish Comics Society
Boy+Bear page 26 is now online you can read by pressing the blue button!
BoyPlusBear page 26
I found this drawing whilst going through an old hard-drive, I did it for a Sound of Drowning anthology (in 2005).
The Anthology was about songs that get stuck in your head and I did Rush’s “The Spirit of Radio”.
You can hear it by clicking the blue button!
The Spirit of Radio
The latest Boy+Bear page is online now (Page 25).
You can read it by clicking thew button below!
BoyPlusBear page 25
I will be teaching a new course “Introduction to digital cartooning using Manga Studio” in June
On it you will learn all sorts of goodness about drawing and making Comics using the awesome software – Manga Studio!
(The artwork in this post was done in Manga Studio 5).
You can find out more about it by clicking the big button below:
Introduction to digital Cartooning using Manga Studio
I’m not teaching this course but it looks mighty Interesting, If you want to learn more about the history of comics its worth a look!
Explore a range of comic books and strips from superheroes and newspaper cartoons to the modern graphic novel. This course charts the development of the form in Europe, Japan and America.
You can find out more by pressing the button below:
The history and art of comic books
After a long wait there are new Boy+Bear pages (click page numbers to go to the page).
Page 18 (Guest artist David Lafuente), Page 19, Page 20, Page 21
Boy+Bear Phase 2
Page 22, Page 23, Page 24
Or read it from the very beginning!