Here are some photos from Tom Hart‘s afternoon workshop. Using a Power Point presentation and having all the students do a series of sketches and notes on index cards, Tom laid out his ideas about story generation and developing accumulations of images and ideas into all kinds of stories. The ideas and activities come out of his work-in-progress, How to Say Everything, his take on a What It Is kind of book (he’s said to me that the closest model is probably John Gardner’s Art of Fiction). You can read portions of the work as he develops it here.
One of Tom’s index card boxes that he uses to store and organize all his ideas and images–story ideas, notions, scraps of drawings, and so on. This particular boxes is devoted to a new book length comic he has been developing. I can’t wait to see some new long-form Hart!