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Storytelling for Comics and Film

Storytelling for Comics and Film
September 15, 2009 - November 3, 2009
Sep 15, 7:00PM - 10:00PM

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Based on Kazu's previous Graphic Narrative Course, this new 7-class course focuses on the storytelling portion of crafting professional entertainment media.  Using comics and films as examples, Kazu will analyze and discuss the structuring of a story.  He will also help students work to develop their own ideas into stories for publication and production.

Kibuishi will also cover the following topics:

- Thumbnails:  We will begin by taking ideas and developing them into stories by sketching comics in thumbnail form.  Students will be guided through the process of analyzing stories in order to apply the knowledge to their own work.

- Penciling and Inking:  With speed and efficiency being the central focus, we will step through ways to maximize production time and to hone the students' drafting skills.  We will be going through various drawing exercises that help with perspective and gesture drawing abilities.

- Digital Painting and Coloring:  After the work is scanned, we will discuss digital painting techniques to bring the panels to life in full color.  We will also discuss working with art directors, production artists, and printing houses in order to keep everyone involved in the printing of the comic on the same page.

- Publishing:  Whether a student is interested in self-publishing or working with a publisher, we will discuss all the steps necessary to get a book to print, and how to approach the business side of comics.



This is 7 class course that will be held each Tuesday night from September 15 to November 3 (7:00pm - 10:00pm).


Basic note taking and drawing supplies.



We also welcome Kazu Kibuishi for an Artist Panel & Signing at Nucleus on Saturday, September 12! Learn more