It’s hard to believe that the first year of Comic Con has already been marred by a number of major incidents, including a fire in the parking lot, a massive mass shooting, and a deadly chemical leak at the Hall H. As convention attendees continue to gather to celebrate the year of comics, a new study published in the journal Science reveals that there is one area in particular that is still struggling to get its act together: the art department.
The study, which was led by scientists at the University of Warwick, used data from attendees’ social media profiles to track the state of the art in the art industry.
They found that there was a noticeable drop in the quality of art being produced in the year after the convention.
“It’s an area where I think the industry is really struggling right now,” said Dr. Michael J. Pechenbach, an associate professor of art history at the university and lead author of the paper.
“I think that is because the technology is not as advanced as it was in years past.”
The researchers looked at how art departments across the world have reacted to the Comic Con explosion, as well as the number of artists they hired and what the number was.
Their findings showed that the number in attendance fell dramatically between 2015 and 2016, which resulted in a drop in quality.
“This was probably a really good thing,” Pechernbach said.
Now it’s not so good, and I think this is partly a result of the technology, which, in some cases, is more advanced than it was at the beginning of the year.””
There was a period in the years following Comic Con where the art was much better.
Now it’s not so good, and I think this is partly a result of the technology, which, in some cases, is more advanced than it was at the beginning of the year.”
The team also found that the art that was produced in 2017 is not a great representation of the field.
While it did show an increase in the number that were in attendance, the numbers in terms of the quality fell from 2014 to 2016.
Puchenbach said that he believes this is because, in many cases, art departments have been cutting corners on the production of art.
“Art departments are cutting corners, so you’re not going to see as many art students as you would have expected to see,” he said.
“In terms of production, we are seeing less art, more art directors are doing less art,” he added.
Perchenbach believes this could be down to more artists choosing not to do art because they feel they have too many other things to do, and that is impacting quality.
“This is a sign of a very serious decline in the level of art in this field,” he continued.
“We’ve seen that before, and it’s something we have to fix, so I think it’s a really important thing for art schools to fix.”
Dr. David S. Jones, a professor of visual and performing arts at the College of William and Mary and the co-author of the study, said that while the decline in quality could be due to a number to a variety of factors, the fact that artists were still being cut in half could be one of the factors.
“People are saying, ‘Oh, we’re not seeing the quality that we’d like, because the production is getting worse,'” Jones said.
But, he continued, it could also be due in part to the fact there are fewer art schools that are hiring artists and, therefore, fewer opportunities to train them.
Art students at the art schools he studies are, however, seeing an increase, he added, and he is encouraged by the progress that has been made.
“The art schools have seen a lot of change,” he explained.
“When I was a kid, I didn’t know anybody who was a visual artist.
But I’ve seen so many artists come into my art school.
I’ve been impressed with what they are doing.”