Visual Storytelling Through Comics: Theory and Practice with Scott McCloud

------------------------------------------------------------ SORRY, THE SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CLOSED. Entrants selected for participation and the wait list will be notified by email. If you would like to subscribe to announcements of future IxDA and IxDA-SVA partner events, please enter your email address below. ------------------------------------------------------------ The MFA in Interaction Design Program at SVA and IxDA NYC are pleased to announce the first of a series of quarterly workshops: Join comic book artist Scott McCloud for an exclusive two-day visual lecture and intensive hands-on workshop in the art of making comics. Strong emphasis will be given to developing clarity, storytelling skills and personal expression. Students will learn and apply a variety of techniques for presenting narratives through comics, as well as a wide arsenal of skills applicable to any form of graphic communication. The workshop culminates in the creation of a short comics feature, written and drawn by each student. COURSE OUTLINE Day One: * Writing with Pictures: The basics of telling stories with pictures in sequence * The Five Choices all comics artist face: Choice of Moment, Choice of Frame, Choice of Image, Choice of Word and Choice of Flow * Clarity and Intensity: How to balance clear communication with a compelling presentational style * Exercises and critiques Day Two: * Creating human beings on the page and connecting with the human beings who'll be reading your work (including an examination of facial expressions and the calligraphy of body language) * Negotiating the dynamic relationship of words and pictures and using the freedoms they can afford each other * Tools and Techniques: A brief discussion of the tools used by comics professionals * Creating an original comics feature * Critiques and general discussion ------------------------------------------------------------ HOW THE SIGN UP WAS CONDUCTED Scott McCloud requested that the workshop be limited to 40 participants. Because there was great interest from the community, entry to the workshop was granted by a random electronic drawing (out of fairness to everyone). * 40 participants have been randomly drawn from among the interested names. * A wait list has been created and those names are numbered in the order they were drawn. * Participants are being notified by email with payment details - $295 is required via Paypal no later than Monday, April 20. * Wait list participants also receive an email notification and will be contacted if and when cancellations occur. Cancellations: If you are selected, make payment, and need to cancel, refunds will be made only until Friday April 24. After that date no refunds will be made. Your place in the workshop is transferable however those arrangements are up to you. QUESTIONS? Email nyc.ixda@gmail.com ------------------------------------------------------------ SORRY, THE SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CLOSED. If you would like to be notified of future IxDA and IxDA-SVA partner events, please enter your email address below. ------------------------------------------------------------


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