DRAWING A LINE: GRAPHIC MEMOIR WORKSHOP PART TWO!
with Nicole J. Georges
May 23-27, 2022
LIVE via ZOOM: 3-6 p.m. PST
Class size limit: 12
Hello Graphic Memoir Alumni!
If you have taken Nicole’s Graphic Memoir Workshop already and want to go deeper, this workshop is for you.
If you have never taken one, please sign up for the original Graphic Memoir workshop first!
In this workshop we will continue to explore and practice elements of story-telling in comics, with a focus on autobiography and a little fiction.
We will create original work through writing exercises and guided cartooning assignments, and discuss work in a supportive atmosphere to highlight each artist’s strengths.
Students will participate in guided writing and drawing exercises,
have regular homework,
do a deeper dive on tools,
go in-depth on character, pacing, panel choices,
point of view, settings, and story generation based in memory & place.
Students will come away with:
- many drawings
- feedback and edits on work (this part is elective!)
- an even stronger community of cartoonists, and
- a week of daily drawing exercises and practices that can be used for the Rest Of Your Lives.
This class is appropriate for both beginners and more advanced cartoonists.
If you are working on a longer project, you are welcome to bring it for group workshop, for focused feedback and support.
What to bring:
A fresh, blank notebook (spiral bound or otherwise, but lined or graph paper is terrific)
Pens that are easy for you to write & draw with. Preferably Papermate Flair Tip pens.
15 sheets of blank, normal computer paper.
Anything that you like to ink with, or have been wanting to try: Fun pencils, brushes, ink, gouache, colored pencils, multi-colored ballpoint pens, etc.
Optional: Bristol board or mixed media paper for homework
We will discuss goal-setting and time management for long projects, and we may discuss book proposals and professional practices. It depends on the temperature of the group!