Last night I had the pleasure of attending the IPRC’s Comics Certificate Program’s graduation. It was so nice to see the students present their final projects to a packed house! This group of students has really grown into amazing artists over the last year, and it has been awesome to see it first hand!
I have been working with them over the year as a co-ordinator for the program, and will continue to over the next year as well. I was a student in the program in 2011-12 and it was literally where I started drawing comics. The certificate program is accepting applications through this week for next year, and I highly recommend it. Some of the instructors are: Kinoko, and Sean Christensen, with guest lectures with some of the best comics artists in Portland, OR. (past speakers have included Craig Thompson, Julia Gröfrer, Andrice Arp, Zack Soto + Study Group, François Vigneault and so on).
Here are some the tumbles of these graduating students: