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 […]
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Photos from Friday’s morning session. I arrived to find the students already looking over each other’s work, always the sign of a good class: the teacher should ideally start a dialogue that the students continue. These two show Ya Ting’s revised thumbs. She decided yesterday to make her story 8 rather than 7 pages so […]
Quick report after a busy day: I aimed to teach laying out a sheet of bristol board for penciling AND teaching the basics of lettering with the Ames guide as well as the basic drafting ink tools. I probably spent too much time rambling on about a quick slide show of short comics I did […]
Jessica taught the class today and spent the time consulting each student on their story ideas for the minicomic. She also talked about how comics combine panels to tell stories. After talking about the Panel Lottery activity she had them do Pahl Hluchan’s activity The Wrong Planet, which we included in chapter 3 of DWWP. […]
What follows is not a definitive list but a collection of answers to the question “what’s a good comic you’ve read recently?” It’s an impressive list, both wide and broad. As a teacher I can state that five years ago a class like this would not have had such a diverse selection. I’m typing the […]
Today was the first day of our two-week intensive comics class in SVA’s Continuing Education division. The class will have a table at MoCCA Art Festival where they will be selling and trading the minicomics (their first) they will have made in this class. We have 8 students with a variety of interests and backgrounds […]
This is a sample page I inked a few years ago while trying to figure out the look for a story set in Mexico City (the La Condesa neighborhood in this page). I’ve abandoned the story, probably permanently, but you never know….