Archive for October, 2009

Comic Book Heroes Unmasked 2

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

We will be showing the second half of this documentary.

Veoh Link: http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/music/watch/v798746HqSd3hmz

Comic Book Heroes Unmasked 1

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

The History Channel created a documentary about the development of comics in America over the years. We will be showing the first half of the documentary.

Veoh Link: http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/music/watch/v798746HqSd3hmz

Share Your Work Day

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Come pitch the work you’ve done on stories, whether from the past or present, complete or incomplete. You can bring finished pages for show and tell or pitch a story synopsis! It’s a great way to meet with other people interested in creating comics and manga.

Free Manga Paper Day (tentative)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Come to an hour long free drawing session! Pens, pencils, scratch paper and manga paper will be provided to you free for your comic-creating purposes!

Art/Writing Workshop: Story Starters

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Draw a story starter from a hat and write something based off of it! (If the story starter gives you some ideas with which you don’t actually use the story starter, that’s ok too.) After 3 minutes, pass it to the person next to you to write for 3 more minutes.

When time is up, draw your story in comic form!

From: http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/writingexercises/qt/firstlines.htm

Panel Discussion: Character Stereotypes

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

We will get together and discuss some questions like:

– What are some character stereotypes found in comics?

– Are they good or bad?

– What purpose does using stereotypes do? Can you avoid using them?

Scott McCloud’s TED Talk

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Scott McCloud talks about comics and its future in this TED Talk. Are comics a valid literary form?

http://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_on_comics.html

Art/Writing Workshop: Why I Stole It

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

First, find find an object in your house that interests you, however strange or mundane: a feather boa, a meat grinder, and a roll of toilet paper are perfectly good options. (Edit for our purposes: Everyone write down an object, and then we draw objects from a hat). Then sit down and write out, in your character’s words, why she or he stole the object. You may use the exercise to get to know an existing character or to invent an entirely new character.

Then, draw what you’ve come up with in comic form!

From: http://fictionwriting.about.com/od/writingexercises/qt/oct09prompt.htm

How to Draw Manga Presentation (tentative)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009