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
School of Visual Arts, MFA Interaction Design
New York City
$295 (includes lunch)
HOW TO SIGN UP
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.
- 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
- 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.