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 featuring:
Bill Griffiths’ The Plot Thickens
Gabrielle Bell’s The Hole
Kurtzman’s Corpse on the Imjin
Dash Shaw’s Cartoon Symbolia
As I tweeted, layout is simple but full of pitfalls from slipping Tsquares to absent-minded measuring–not to mention dividing up a 15″ tall page into three equally sized tiers with two 1/4″ gutters!
I decided to save lettering for tomorrow.
Instead four of the students put their work up for critique and all four were in good shape, no major re-writes except maybe whittling down from excessive length. The other three (one absent) were making good progress on their thumbs. I predict everyone in the class will finish their minis for MoCCA Art Festival.