Steve Bissette

Cartoon College

Just saw a screening of Cartoon College at the Trylon in Minneapolis.

Holy crap – great documentary.

Following the stories of a group of students attending the school and weaving in commentary by well-known professionals and instructors at the school (themselves professionals), the film really gets to the heart of what it means to pursue comic art in this day and age.

Out of high school, and during those formative art school years at the Kubert School, I grew up on documentaries like The Masters of Comic Book Art and Comic Book Confidential. Those films are now important time capsules relating the comic scene and creaters of the late 20th century.

That last sentence just made me feel really old…

Here is a documentary for today’s comic artist – no matter what the age.

Check out the Cartoon College website for a screening near you.
There’s also a Facebook page with updated screening times and places as well.

Gotta go now – inspired to do some drawing…

By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip, he is also the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip - both available at A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, The University of Minnesota and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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