At the Moraine Valley Community College, I gave a lecture titled Building Comics: Constructing Visual Narratives as an introduction to making comics. You can see the lecture in its entirety along with the improv comics making. I handed out copies of the Comics Generator™ that you can download from the Activity Pages tab.
Throughout the presentation I create with the audience a story then live-storyboard the comic. After the talk at the table outside the library I went ahead and drew out the comic which you can now check out.
Adam will be giving a lecture and workshop “Building Comics: Constructing Visual Narratives” at Moraine Valley Community College this Wednesday, Sept. 30th for the Graphic Novel Symposium. His lecture will kickoff the event at 11am in the Library Lounge in Building L. He’ll be hanging out the rest of the day at a table, so stop by and pick up one of his graphic novels or comics Wednesday or Thursday.
Time to load up the Rapidographs and get to inking the new book! All the pencils are done for my first full-length autobiographic comic essay Beyond Paper Walls: an Exploration of the Spaces Between a Real and Imagined Japan. The printing will begin at the end of August with Krakenprint, a Chicago-based off-set printer, and it has been funded by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Individual Artists Grant.
You have until July 23rd to send in a response to the US copyright office regarding an inquiry into how copyright affects the livelihoods of individual artists. Go here to write in so your legislators know how to craft new and reshape existing laws: http://www.copyright.gov:8081/policy/visualworks/
Dragon and Goat (and me) will be at Comic Book Mania in Elgin this weekend Saturday, JULY 18 from 10am-5pm at Gail Borden Public Library (270 N Grove Ave, Elgin, IL 60120). Come join us and other local comics artists for a day of POW-erful fun (just imagine the “POW” in exploding letters).
Hanging out at Third Coast Comics today for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, making free drawings of Dragon and Goat cosplaying as other comics and cartoon characters from Daredevil to Bilbo Baggins! tabling next to Will Porter creator of Dinosaur Sheriff.
Thanks for a great weekend at C2E2! It was great meeting all the old and new fans, and we hope you all stay in touch. Keep an eye out for us at Printer’s Row this summer at Chicago’s Lit Fest in June. Hope to see you there!