Graphic Novel Workout Oct 17 - Nov 21
If you've been making comics, and want to get better at it, this generative intermediate-level class will help you broaden your creative powers while creating a wide range of graphic works. Two experienced professional graphic novelists will guide you through a fun-yet-rigorous mix of writing prompts, exercises, demos, and short lectures designed to improve both your drawing and storytelling abilities. In addition to the Saturday Zoom sessions, we'll stay connected during the week via the secure and easy-to-use site, Padlet, where we'll share and comment on work that results from the exercises. The class concludes with an informal private slideshow reading, giving everyone the option to present a piece created over the course of the sessions.
Greg Stump has been working as an artist, writer, and educator in Seattle for two decades. He was a longtime regular contributor to The Stranger as a cartoonist/illustrator and The Comics Journal as a critic/journalist. An adjunct lecturer at Seattle University since 2006, his work in comics includes the acclaimed comic book series Urban Hipster (Alternative Comics) and the graphic novel Disillusioned Illusions (Fantagraphics Underground Press).
David Lasky co-authored the graphic novel Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song, which won comics’ Eisner Award in 2013. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Kramers Ergot and Best American Comics. He is the colorist of the Newbery Honor Book El Deafo. For the past 15 years, David has been a graphic novel instructor at a wide variety of venues.
We will use pencils, paper (whatever paper you regularly draw on), and occasionally, a ruler. There are also some special materials we'll work with which, if you don't already have them, you can shop for yourself, or order as a Material Kit from Push Pull.
Materials kits include:
10 sheets of 9" by 12" tracing paper;
a black PIGMA Graphic (1.00) mm pen;
black Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen B (brush) and F (fine)
a Staedtler Mars plastic eraser
9" x 12" Bristol paper
Saturdays 1 to 3 pm, Oct. 17 to Nov. 21
Material kits are available for purchase and include all of the above mailed to you. We will cut off kit sales one week before the class starts so that we can ensure they arrive before the start of class. (Material kits no longer available so we have time to get them to everyone.)