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Scott McCloud Workshop: Sign Up to Attend Workshop

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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