George O’Connor The Art of Graphic Storytelling
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 – 05/08/2015 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. Second Ave (Bldg. 1, 2nd Floor),
Miami, Florida 33132
Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
Comics and graphic novels have become a medium that allows for all manner of storytelling options and varieties.
In this workshop, we will explore the art of graphic storytelling, and the various techniques employed in telling a visual story. We’ll examine various tools of the trade, and combine all these lessons into creating a short comics story of your own devising, in the subject and format of your choice.
Artists of all levels are welcome â€” cartooning is not about being able to make a beautiful illustration â€” cartooning is the art of communicating ideas through your drawings. Think of your drawing style as your handwritingâ€”maybe it’s simple block letters, perhaps it’s a flowery cursive, as long as it can clearly convey your ideas.
Register before April 15 and receive a signed limited edition print from George’s upcoming book, Apollo:The Brilliant God
George O’Connor is the author and illustrator of The New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, Olympians – a projected twelve volume series retelling classical Greek mythology in comics form, one god at a time. The most recent volume, Ares: Bringer of War, is an all-ages comics distillation of The Iliad in 66 pages. In addition to Olympians, George adapted the 1634 journal of Dutch explorer Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert into the graphic novel Journey into Mohawk Country, and was the illustrator of acclaimed playwright Adam Rapp’s first graphic novel Ball Peen Hammer. George is also the author and illustrator of several picture books.