Comics are everywhere today from page to screen - learn the art of graphic storytelling.

Date: Aug 19-25, 2018
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate
Workshop Fee: $1050
Class Size: 12

Write and draw comics focusing on the principles of graphic storytelling. Examining the tools and conventions of the medium you’ll learn what works in story structure, panel arrangement, character design, and the relationship of word and image.  With mini-lectures on different aspects of the medium, collaborative drawing exercises, and group discussions on classics of the form, you’ll have studio time, class discussion, and one-on-one feedback. Starting with four panel comics and building up to a multi-page story, you’ll learn techniques that apply to forms of any length, from single comic strips to full-length graphic novels.

Bring a story you would like to use as a springboard; you can adapt an existing narrative (such as a novel, biographical story, or play) or write one of your own.  It can be fiction or non-fiction.

Tools are up to each individual student, but can be as simple as pencils and paper, plus a ruler and pens, or bring your laptop, ipad, and any software you are comfortable using.  The class focuses on the storyline, not the software programs.

Artwork Credit: ©R. Sikoryak
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Instructor: R. Sikoryak

R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist, illustrator, and teacher. He is the author of the graphic novels Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, Fortune, GQ, The New York Times Book Review, and Harvard Business Review, as well as in The Onion, Mad, Nickelodeon, and many other publications.