Graphic novels and comic book art
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: VK467
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
Develop your drawing and illustration skills and learn how to harness the method of sequential storytelling to create your own exciting comics. A wide spectrum of contemporary examples and materials will be used to encourage you to think and work creatively. Over the course you will learn how to plan, create and execute your own comic.
What will we cover?
Looking at the work of key creators in comics and graphic novels
- Using a sketchbook to generate ideas
- Planning a story
- Designing characters
- Different methods of drawing and mark making
- Text and Lettering
- Exploring sequential story telling.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Undertake visual research
- Write your own script
- Plan and create your own story
- Use drawing and mark making to develop and enhance your story
- Complete a page of a comic story or graphic novel.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course, no prior experience is required.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through illustrated demonstrations, short lectures, practical exercises, tutorials and hand-outs. The course will require you to draw a lot. In some circumstances you may be asked to finish an exercise in your own time, ready for the next class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need your own pens and A4 sketchbook for completing work at home. Other materials will be provided for work in the studio.
It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
We offer a range of workshops and courses in illustration, graphic design and visual communication. For full details visit our website www.citylit.ac.uk.