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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sequential Art - Visual Storytelling


(Pages in development for a graphic novelization of Joseph Banks voyage on the Endeavour by David R. Clarke, please click to enlarge)

New Addition to our Summer Selection:

From the prehistoric illustrations of the caves at Lascaux, France to the stained glass windows and murals of the cathedrals of the middle ages to the Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress, sequential art has been used throughout history to tell stories. Today the most common form is found in comic books and other forms of graphic narratives. 
During this 3-day workshop you learn about the power of graphic storytelling to express your message. Starting with a historical review of visual storytelling, learn how text and words can be combined to create a larger message, and how imagery can be used to enhance or undermine your text. You learn about pacing and how to use pauses and other timing techniques to tell your story from jokes to ghost stories. You'll get guidance in character development, page design, panel composition and lettering. At the end of the weekend you will have developed a small comic book of your very own and begun your journey making sequential art.

*Fee: $300 member, $380 non-member. This workshop is open for everybody; however basic understanding of drawing and composition is beneficial. (GNSI members are granted the member price; please call 720-865-3653 or 720-8653580) 
*When: • Fri. - Sun., July 18 - 20, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
*Instructor: David R. Clarke, University of Maryland 

David R. Clarke has worked as a multimedia artist developing a wide variety of learning objects for the University System of Maryland for ten years. He has also been a freelance illustrator for twenty years working in a variety of fields from children’s books to technical illustration and education to advertising. His clients have included Kelloggs, Home Depot, Simon & Schuster, Pearson Publishing and the National Aquarium. Strongly Recommended: Mr. Clarke has a two-hour presentation (Not Always) Funny Pages: Science Through Sequential Art at the GNSI 2014 Conference in Boulder on Wednesday, July 16, in the afternoon. 
(Pages in development for a graphic novelization of Joseph Banks voyage on the Endeavour by David R. Clarke, please click to enlarge)

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