NEW LIVE WORKSHOPS ANNOUNCED: Camera Angles! Layouts! Sandman!

ComicsExperience_logoOur next Live Workshop session topics have been announced!

Our Live Workshop sessions are live, online 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!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm ET
Book Club – Sandman
PAUL ALLOR: Break out your eye-shadow and your ankhs, because we’re talking about Sandman! Rather than our usual guest format, this will be a freewheeling discussion moderated by our own Paul Allor. Workshop members who would like to make their own presentation on some aspect of Sandman’s craft, let us know! Our session will focus on the first volume, but the entire series is game for analysis (and spoilers). This should be a fun discussion, as we dig into just what makes this book such an endearing classic.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm ET
Layout and Panel Order
ANDY SCHMIDT: We talk a lot about how a core tenet of comic book storytelling is clarity. But when dealing with a visual medium with juxtaposed and static images, what does that mean? How do we bring order to the madness? What are the boundaries of what works with layouts and what goes too far, making a page difficult to read? The answers lie within this Live Workshop session!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm ET
Craft Presentation – Pacing
PAUL ALLOR: The monthly Comic Book medium is marked by its extreme space limitations, creating  a series of unique challenges for writers and artists alike.  In this session, volunteers from our community will be sharing their thoughts on how to overcome these challenges — best practices, how the masters of the craft have used narration, common traps to avoid and more!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9:00 pm ET
Character Acting
ANDY SCHMIDT & PHILLIP SEVY: We often get so caught up in our cool layouts and the sizes of the images, that we forget about the characters themselves. That cuts us off from perhaps the most important and powerful part of comic book storytelling–emotive characters who draw us in! Andy and Phillip will talk about (and show) the power of character acting on the comic book page!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm ET
ANDY SCHMIDT : Andy laments that flashbacks were the bane of his existence as an editor, where “No one trained writers or artists on how to deal with them properly, how to make them intuitive, or for that matter, what they were supposed to do dramatically. Too often they were mis-used and mis-handled.” In this Live Workshop, Andy will explain how to effectively use flashbacks dramatically as well as how to execute them clearly. You’ll never have a mis-fire flashback again!

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