Summary: Up coming comic book workshop in Santa Cruz
I’m really excited to start the year off with a workshop at the Santa Cruz Art League! The workshop is called Micro-Comics, Maximum Fun! and you can sign up through the SCAL.org website. (scroll down to the workshop title and register from there!)
Here is the quick pitch for the Micro-Comics, Maximum Fun! Workshop:
Comic books are fun to read and to make. In this intensive 2 day workshop we will cover some of the basics in creating and understanding the visual language of comic book storytelling. Participants will learn how to make comics through a series of writing and drawing exercises. We will start with a blank piece of paper, imagine and develop a new story idea, then create a three page micro-comic. We will develop basic thumbnail drawings, story and narrative arcs, and cover details about inking. While this workshop focuses on comic books, this information can be applied to other forms of forms of sequential visual storytelling like comic strips, gag comics, and even children’s books.
Please bring a healthy curiosity and the abilities you already have. We will start from where you are and build your visual narratives from there.
I think it’s super important to stress that people can start where they are. It can be a bit intimidating to think that we all have to draw like Mike Mignola, Stan Sakai, or pick your favorite comic artist to start with. I want the experience to be fun, educational, and provide a sense that everyone can do this if they have the inclination and will power.
Sign up today at http://www.scal.org/classroom.php, and pass this along to anyone who might be interested.
Thank you! Excelsior!