Daniel Stope is a small-town guy who dreams of becoming an artist. His enrolment at art school and consequent move to the city opens up a world of exciting possibilities. Unsurprisingly, Daniel struggles with his newfound independence – the difficulties of dating and making new friends in the big smoke. Jamie Coe delivers his first full length graphic novel; an observational narrative on his own experience at art school. Coe critiques the extremes of his environment whilst painting a funny and a colourful portrait of a pivotal time in a young artists’ life. Art Schooled is an incisive and warm graphic novel that is resolutely contemporary.
Jamie Coe is an illustrator and recent graduate from Central Saint Martins, London. He has worked on commissions for Foyles bookshop, illustrated political cartoons for The Gateway and is the author of the graphic novel House of Freaks. Coe’s penchant for films and graphic novels manifests itself in his expert ability to craft beautifully structured and atmospheric illustrations. Jamie Coe lives in the UK.