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?Â Tuesday nights, 7 to 9 PM. February 5 to March 13.
Where?Â Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto.
Registration?Â Register onlineÂ or in person at the Palo Alto Art Center.
Information?Â Art Center (650) 329-2366Â 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 winningÂ Maus) and Marjane SatrapiÂ (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.Â Do you want to preserve the memory of the significant moments in your life, in a special and exciting new way? Start writing aÂ graphic memoir. Or maybe you have a great idea for aÂ work of fiction? Come and Â 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
Donâ€™t worry! You donâ€™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 theÂ Palo Alto Art Center!Â There are some artwork by students in the Graphic Memoir Workshop. Â 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.