Fall 2018


Getting Started on Your Graphic Novel

Hoping to jump-start the process of creating a graphic novel for print or the web? This intensive workshop focuses on moving your idea for a story into the realm of narrative and staging. Over the course of a day, we’ll practise thinking like filmmakers without cameras. We will cover storyboarding, panel layouts, cinematic artwork and visual storytelling, using a variety of examples.

Along the way, the instructor will review some genre-stretching publications, including Showa, Shigero Mizuki's four-volume history of modern Japan. He’ll also dip into his own graphic biography of Julia Henshaw, novelist, journalist, botanist and First World War ambulance driver, which uses digital visual material such as newspaper facsimiles and historical photographs. Whether you are a writer, an artist or both, you’re encouraged to bring your own work and ideas and to look for inspiration and collaboration.

Note: You are encouraged to bring projects you are working on, along with materials such as notebooks, sketchbooks, tablets or laptops, in order to share ideas and techniques.

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Textbooks and learning materials

Reading material (if applicable) will be available in class. Some course materials may be available online.

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