[WORKSHOP in NYC] Visual Storytelling Through Comics: Theory and Practice with Scott McCloud

22 Mar 2009 - 10:16pm
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The MFA in Interaction Design Program at SVA and IxDA NYC are pleased to
announce the first of a series of quarterly workshops:

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 and 2, 2009
Approximately 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

$295 (includes lunch)

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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: http://bit.ly/mccloudworkshop
Deadline is Monday, April 6 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
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Day One:
* Writing with Pictures: The basics of telling stories with pictures in
* 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
* Creating an original comics feature
* Critiques and general discussion

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NOTE: Replies to this post will not get your name into the drawing.
Enter your information here: http://bit.ly/mccloudworkshop
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It's going to be great!

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