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Becoming a Graphic Novelist - Who is in Charge? The dynamics of image and text (Short course)

Thu 19 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

PACCAR Gallery, British Library

£40 / £35 concessions

Rogan Ghosh, by Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy, 1990 Revolver (c) Peter Milligan

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The charged and fluid relationship between image and text are at the heart of the comics form. Using extraordinary sources from the Comics Unmasked exhibition, including Mayan codices and a comic by William Burroughs, we will explore how you can make image and text work for you to maximise the impact of both your comic writing and drawing.

This workshop is for beginners and students and includes exclusive after-hours entry to the Comics Unmasked exhibition.

You can supplement this course with Becoming a Graphic Novelist – Subverting stereotypes. Find out more

About the course leaders:

John Dunning is a comics writer and co-curator of Comics Unmasked. His work appeared at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts as a part of the Comica Festival in 2003, and his series ‘Salem Brownstone’ with artist Nikhil Singh in award-winning UK anthology Sturgeon White Moss.

Ariel Kahn is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Roehampton University, where he teaches courses in writing for comics and graphic novels.