Scott McCloud Workshop: Sign Up to Attend Workshop

by MFA IXD March 23, 2009

The MFA in Interaction Design Program and the Interaction Design Association of New York City (IxDA NYC) are pleased to announce the first of a series of quarterly workshops:

“Visual Storytelling Through Comics: Theory and Practice”Join comic book artist Scott McCloud for an exclusive two-day visual lecture and intensive hands-on workshop in the art of making comics. Strong emphasis will be given to developing clarity, storytelling skills and personal expression. Students will learn and apply a variety of techniques for presenting narratives through comics, as well as a wide arsenal of skills applicable to any form of graphic communication. The workshop culminates in the creation of a short comics feature, written and drawn by each student.


Friday and Saturday, May 1-2, 2009
Approximately 10:00AM-5:00PM


School of Visual Arts, MFA Interaction Design
Flatiron District
New York City


$295 (includes lunch)


The workshop is limited to 40 participants. Because we anticipate great interest from the community, entry to the workshop will be granted by a random electronic drawing (out of fairness to everyone).

Enter the drawing here.
Deadline is Monday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


Day One:
  • Writing with Pictures: The basics of telling stories with pictures in sequence
  • The Five Choices all comics artist face: Choice of Moment, Choice of Frame, Choice of Image, Choice of Word and Choice of Flow
  • Clarity and Intensity: How to balance clear communication with a compelling presentational style
  • Exercises! and critiques

Day Two:

  • Creating human beings on the page and connecting with the human beings who’ll be reading your work (including an examination of facial expressions and the calligraphy of body language)
  • Negotiating the dynamic relationship of words and pictures and using the freedoms they can afford each other
  • Tools and Techniques: A brief discussion of the tools used by comics professionals
  • Creating an original comics feature
  • Critiques and general discussion
To enter the drawing, fill out your information here.

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