Our Live Workshop sessions are online, monthly events for Creators Workshop members. We focus on unique topics geared toward helping comic creators achieve their personal best.
Details about our next Live Workshop sessions are below. We hope you’ll join us!
June 26 at 9:00 pm ET
Book Club: The Vision (2016), Complete Series
PAUL ALLOR: Once again, we’re turning the floor over to Creators Workshop members to discuss, dissect and analyze (bet you thought it was going to be a third ‘d’ adjective, didn’t you?) Tom King’s and Gabriel Walta’s acclaimed run on THE VISION. For information on how to participate, go here! (Login required.)
July 17 at 9:00 pm ET
Comic Creator Workshop: 5 Keys to Integrating Characters Into Your Scenes
ANDY SCHMIDT: Sometimes we look at a comic, and the art just looks…. off. Often, it’s not the figure work, but rather how the figures are (or are NOT) integrated into the environment or the scene itself. One of the biggest ways to complete the illusion that this is all real is by seamless integration of our characters into the world they inhabit, regardless of art style. In this live workshop, Andy will go over five keys to making sure your characters don’t just appear in a scene, but live in your world.
July 31 at 9:00 pm ET
Craft Presentation: 6/9/16 Panel Grids
PAUL ALLOR: In our next Craft Presentation session, we are once again turning the workshop over to Workshop members, to discuss panel grids! Some of our medium’s greatest stories have been told using a strict grid — but how can we best take advantage of this approach? Hosted by PAUL ALLOR, volunteers from our community will be sharing their thoughts and provide concrete examples.
August 7 at 9:00 pm ET
Comic Creator Workshop: Controlling Time with Panels
ANDY SCHMIDT: If I could control time, that would be awesome. And in comics, I can! Well, sort of. I can at least manipulate your perception of time in a number of ways. One of them is by using panel layout or arrangement. In this tutorial, we’ll cover how layouts can affect the reader’s perception of time, and why you might want to do that…. from time to time (groan…)
September 11 at 9:00 pm ET
Comic Creator Workshop: Dynamics! Pushing Your Art/Artist to Blow the Reader’s Mind!
ANDY SCHMIDT: I’m working with a wonderful storyteller and everything is super clear and happening just how the script intended. So why isn’t it jumping off the page as the best comic ever to me? Maybe this has happened to you, and maybe it hasn’t. I’ve seen various versions of this complaint, but what it comes down to is that there’s more to comics than just storytelling. Dynamics are some the tools that you can use to turn the volume of your pages up to 11, as they say. And in this one-hour workshop, we’re going to go over just a few techniques to use to make sure your art/artist’s art pops off the page.
If you want to make comics, write, draw, letter, and color comics, or improve as a comics creator, you’ll find like-minded friends and colleagues in our online workshops and courses. We hope to see you there!
Posted by Nicole Boose