Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Create Comics Workshop at the Center for Cartooning Studies


Earlier this summer I participated in the Create Comics workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.

It was a very intense week! We had lessons throughout the day while we also worked on our own 8 page comic. It was a wonderful workshop that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their comic book/sequential storytelling skills.

Here is my welcome folder. I was so excited!

The first day we focused on storytelling and character designs.
Here are two of my main characters, Hugo the Malamute and Alta the llama.

The rest of the week had a different theme each day. Some of the covered topics included narrative building, methods and techniques, self-publishing, comics history, and more!

The teachers were phenomenal! They were beyond amazing in their excitement,
 knowledge, and willingness to help out each student.

Above is a photo of my messy desk while I frantically made my 8 page comic.

The evenings had optional workshops too. One night I attended bookbinding. 
I even learned how to make a perfect bound book - so cool!

During the day we also had different exercises to expand our knowledge and
 take a break from what we were working on.
Here I am trying some watercolors for my comic.

I decided that I wanted to screen print the cover for my comic.
Here I am in action!

Then they went to the drying rack.

 Then was printing and assembly time!

After that I had a complete 8 page comic.
You can view the comic here and buy a copy in my Etsy store here.

I learned so much throughout the week and am really happy with my final comic.
The teachers and classmates I had were so wonderful too!


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1 comment:

  1. Claire, that was great! Have to admit, I wasn't so sure how a donut parade story would go down, but the action picked right up and it was a comic success! Way to go! Your comic turned out fab!!

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