An Intro to Mini-Comics & Sequential Art – Summer School

Where?  The Hull School of Art & Design.

When? The week commencing Monday June 24th, 2013.

With Who? Gareth Sleightholme.

Comics Summer School 2

Over this short course we will discuss and try exercises related to the creation of short self-contained “comics” narrative projects. Looking at the range of styles and content, media, tools, techniques and technology and some practical tips on creating images and layout ready for printing within this type of project.

With a focus on making, as well as theory the aim will be to create your own (and perhaps first) mini-comic during your five days with us.

The course is aimed at beginners interested in developing narratives in this form.

Over the five days we will look at the following:

Day -1

  • Brief Intro to the History of Comics and Sequential Art.
  • Styles and Content of Self Published Comics and Mini-Comics.
  • Types of Narrative and Story developed in the Comics Medium.
  • Printing, Preparation and Process for Traditional Print, plus Digital Publishing Comics on the Web.
  • Comics and Sequential Art Glossary and Terminology.
  • Folds & Reversals – (Practical) Making an 8 page Mini Comic.
plus Mini-Brief

Day – 2

  • Conventions (Practical) Thumbnails, Layout and Panel to Panel Narrative.
  • Techniques  (Practical) – Pencils, and Inking, Traditional & Digital.

Day – 3

  • Conventions (Practical) Lettering, Speech Balloons and Sound FX.
  • Conventions (Practical) Covers, Splash Pages and other Comics Conventions; Logos & Indicia, (plus ideation techniques for character design and character comic/company name generation).

Day – 4 / Day – 5

  • …and (Practical) two days of supported making (with further discussion of process and techniques and content development).
  • inc. Some last thoughts on Day – 5.
(As always actual detail of content may be subject to minor changes)

If you are interested in this course or any of the HSAD Summer Schools please call (01482) 480970 (9am – 3.30pm weekdays) for further information, or to reserve a place.

Wanna Make Comics - Summer 2013 x

~ by hesir on May 1, 2013.

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