Jamie Primack Self Portrait
Jamie Primack, one of the students in our first ever class, is near the end of her first program year here. She took some time out of her busy day to say a little about her experience here at the school. And click on her portrait to see more of her art!
What drew you to the International School of Comics?
I’m enjoy all kinds of art, but I’m specifically interested in a career in comics. At most art schools, a lot of time is spent focusing on other kinds of art. I wanted a school whose focus is more specific and tailored to my goals.
Can you illustrate how the International School of Comics has helped your artistic vision grow?
Before I came to the International School of Comics, I felt like my skills were very amateur and limited. Now I truly believe I can draw anything so long as I’m patient and use the skills I’ve learned. The school has opened up my mind to all sorts of abilities I didn’t know I was capable of.
How do you picture your future with the International School of Comics?
My classmates and I have built a community together, even though art is a very isolating activity. I hope that we’ll continue to support each other in our careers, even after we graduate. I also hope to maintain the connections I made through the school and encourage others to try the program.
Can you paint a picture of what a typical day in class is/was like for you?
We spend nine hours in class. Usually, the morning is spent critiquing homework and going over things that need improvement. Then we’re given a lecture about the day’s lesson. The afternoon is spent learning to utilize the skills we were taught during the lecture. My classmates and I also joke around a lot, so the atmosphere in the room is always friendly. It’s a nine hour day, but it always goes really quickly, and I also look forward to coming to class.