E-Book Publishing 101
Don’t miss my workshop! E-book Publishing 101.
It’s this week-end! APE 2013 in San Francisco, October 12 and 13 Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco.
On Sunday, October 13, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, I’ll share my experience of self-publishing my first multitouch E-book. Get tips on conversion tools, file formatting, publishing options, pricing, and navigating the process without losing your mind or spending a lot of money.
Graphic Novel and Illustration. Telling stories with images.
A new 10-week class Fall 2013!
Do you want to create images that tell a story? Do you have a story to tell, but want to add a visual element? Through ongoing exploration of various forms of sequential art (graphic novels, illustration, comics, travel diaries, etc.), this class will be an opportunity for students to communicate thoughts, stories, and reflections on life through both words and pictures. Warm-up drawing and writing exercises, step-by-step introduction to comic book art and experimentation with a variety of media will allow students to develop their own way of telling stories. Great class for sketchbook junkies, watercolorists, collage and book artists alike! Art beginners as well as experienced artists are welcome.
Where: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA.
When: Sept. 17 to Nov. 19: Tuesdays, 7-9 PM
Registration starts on August 30 for Palo Alto residents and on September 6 for non-residents.
Graphic Novel Class at the Palo Alto Art Center.
Learn how to write a graphic novel!
I’ll be teaching a weekly graphic novel class for adults at the Palo Alto Art Center, starting in February 2013. Students 16 years and older are welcomed.
When? Tuesday nights, 7 to 9 PM. February 5 to March 13.
Where? Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Registration? Register online or in person at the Palo Alto Art Center.
Information? Art Center (650) 329-2366 OR
Develop your appreciation for the world of graphic novels.
Graphic novels offer a unique and exciting way of telling stories, combining sequential art and writing techniques. In this class, we will start by exploring the work of famous authors like Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winning Maus) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis).
Get a practical introduction to the art of graphic novels
This will lead to a practical introduction to the step-by-step techniques of comic book art, from thumbnailing, to penciling, inking and finally, coloring.
Develop your own unique story
Students will start developing their own story in the style of their choice. Do you want to preserve the memory of the significant moments in your life, in a special and exciting new way? Start writing a graphic memoir. Or maybe you have a great idea for a work of fiction? Come and learn how to develop a story. Are you interested in reporting on non-fiction events? Try your hand at comics journalism.
No special background required
Don’t worry! You don’t need any background in art or in literature! Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories, or your personal reflections on life . Start writing your own graphic novel in a beautiful and inspiring setting: the new remodeled Palo Alto Art Center.
Graphic Novel Wall display at PAAC.
Go see the Graphic Novel display wall at the Palo Alto Art Center! There are some artwork by students in the Graphic Memoir Workshop. Samples of tools and techniques are featured in the window display. Finally, on one end of the wall, there is an interactive section where you can test your knowledge of the world of graphic novels.
Everybody has a story to tell! Graphic Memoir workshop at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. October 21 and 28, 2012!
Over the course of two afternoons, this graphic memoir workshop will introduce you to the art of preserving the significant moments in your life in a new and exciting way.
First, we will explore the work of graphic memoir authors like Art Spiegelman (Pulitzer-prize winningMaus) and Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis). This will lead to a practical introduction to this rich form of storytelling, which combines visual and writing techniques. You will then start developing your own unique story in your own personal style.
Don’t worry! You don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or in literature! Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories, or your personal reflections on life.
This workshop is for beginners to advanced students.
When: Sunday, October 21 and Sunday 28, 1 to 4 pm
Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Number: Maximum 12 students.
Minimum age: 18 years old
Price: $50 general; $40 CAM members.
Registration: Advance enrollment for this class is required. Please visit this website for ticketing: http://guestlistapp.com/
Graphic Memoir: Truth, Emotions and Story-telling.
APE (Alternative Press Expo) 2012. Saturday, October 13, 2:00 PM. Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco.
10 tips on how to translate your most cherished memories into a clear and engaging graphic memoir.
Comic Book Artist Badge Workshop with Girl Scout Cadette Troop.
October and Novembre 2012, Palo Alto, Ca.
During this workshop, we cover all the required steps to earn the Comic Book Artist badge. The girls chose the activities. At the end of the workshop, they will have created a four-panel comic based on their individual story. The process includes writing the script, doing the thumbnails, penciling, inking and coloring of their final panels.
I love working with Girl Scouts!
Graphic Memoir workshop at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, May 20!
This Graphic Memoir Workshop will introduce you to the art of preserving the significant moments in your life in a new and exciting way. We will first look at the work of famous graphic memoir authors then you will get a practical introduction to the techniques of comic book art. We will then focus on developing your own unique story in your personal style.
Don’t worry! You don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or literature. Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memoires, or your personal reflections on life.
When: Sunday, May 20th from 1 to 4 PM
Where: Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Age: 18 years old and over. (Please note that registration is limited to 10 participants
A six-week Graphic Memoir Workshop! Spring 2012
When: Tuesdays, March 20 to April 24, 2012. From 10 AM to 12 PM.
Where: Palo Alto, California.
Reservation: Daniele (at) DanieleBD (dot) com.
The class is for 18 years old and older.
Small group setting.
A practical introduction to the world of graphic memoirs!
Do you want to preserve the memory of the significant moments in your life, in a special and exciting new way? This inspiring workshop is for you!
In a graphic memoir, an author narrates a period of her or his life using sequential art to illustrate the story. Over the course of six Tuesday morning classes, you will have the opportunity to develop your own one-page (or more) graphic memoir about a chosen moment of your life, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
We will first look at the work of graphic memoir authors like Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) and Art Spiegelman (Maus). Then, we will focus on developing your own unique story in your personal style.
Don’t worry! You really don’t need to have a background or special talent in art or in literature! Just come with your stories (funny or sad), your special memories or your personal reflections on life.
A six-week Graphic Memoir Workshop. Winter 2012.
Ateliers de bande dessinée. Hiver 2012.
Comic Book Workshops. Schedule. Winter 2012.
Graphic Memoir Workshop. Fall 2011
Some work from the students in the fall workshop!
Comic Book Workshop for Girl Scouts. Fall 2011
Palo Alto, Ca.
Some of the pictures by the Girl Scouts