BOSTON COMICS WORKSPACE: Classes & Workshops: In June 2015 the Boston Comics Roundtable began a new project, in collaboration with Whatever Floats Your Boat Studios (media artist Heide Solbrig). Our new studio space, ‘The Boston Comics Workspace’ is located near Inman Square in Somerville’s Taza […]
APRIL CLASSES ARE HERE!!!
Hi everyone, I'll be teaching another class in April. The last one was a amazing, so try this one too (or again!)
Comics Autobiography & Non-fiction storytelling:
Comics, Graphic Novels &More.
Have you ever wanted to tell your own story in comics form? Do you have an unusual family story, off-kilter philosophical approach to the world, Travelogue you’d like to tell in pictures? Are you an artist who would like to see your drawings become a story, a character, or a visual poem? These days autobiographical and Journalistic Comics are an important and popular new comics genre. Comics artists like Joe Sacco, Alison Bechdel, Guy Delisle, Linda Barry, and many more, have invented a new visual language for telling truthful stories about the world. In this class on non-fiction comics storytelling we will look at how some of these innovators built non-fiction worlds while also exploring the ways that comics and autobiography have migrated online on such sites as Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter. Tell your own story and find a platform to present it to the world!
For the first half of the class we will focus on drawing and writing for genre, technique and story construction, while the second half of the class will focus on students’ own projects with an eye to creating an online presence with your own story world, linked to the Boston Comics Round Table’s other online platforms. This should be a really special course that kicks off Boston’s newest, hottest comics space and educational venue!!!
Starts: April 5th, thru May 24th.
Instructor: Heide Solbrig, (Ph.D., M.F.A.)
8 week course: $185.00 + $15. Materials fee.
Heide Solbrig is the author of The Dandelion King, a graphic memoir about the 1970’s and has taught media art, film and communication at Wheaton College, Emerson, Bentley University, UCSD and SFSU. www.dandyking.com, www.hydafloats.com