Summer Workshop Program 2024

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Nicole J. Georges Graphic Memoir August 11 to August 16, 2024 Time 9 am - 12 pm Discipline: Visual Arts Open To All On-site Housing NOT Available - Off-site Housing Options
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In this workshop we will explore and practice elements of storytelling in comics, with a focus on autobiography. We will create original work through writing exercises and guided cartooning assignments and will discuss our work in a supportive atmosphere to highlight each artist’s strengths. Participants will learn the techniques, tools, and theory behind successful graphic narrative, learn essential organizational techniques for the creation of short and long-form comics, and be peppered with digressions and professional practices tips along the way. Participants will come away with many drawings, some new characters, a deeper relationship with characters from their lives, a mini-community of cartoonists, and a week of daily drawing exercises and practices that can be used for the rest of their lives. This workshop is appropriate for both beginners and more advanced cartoonists. No drawing experience is required, just a willingness to draw.

 

Please draw a short, 4-6 panel comic before class, introducing yourself. You may be played by an animal or shape in this comic! Please send to ssiegel@fawc.org by July 26.

Nicole-Georges-Materials-List-SP24.docx.pdf

Biography

Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster, and professor from Portland and LA. She is the author of the award-winning graphic memoirs Calling Dr. Laura and Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home. Her work explores themes including identity, family secrets, queer community, animals, self-help, and the inner workings of a queer, punk feminist from a Syrian-American home. Georges teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program. She is the host of the queer art, advice, and vegan food podcast, Sagittarian Matters, and the Murrow award-winning podcast, Relative Fiction.

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