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Mastering the Graphic Novel - Playing with Fire: Sex, subversion and the Self (Short course)

Thu 26 Jun 2014, 18.30-20.30

PACCAR Gallery, British Library

£40 / £35 concessions

The Black Project is the unusual tale of Richard, a lonely teenager who is heartbreakingly pragmatic in his pursuit of a sexual love object, by Gareth Brookes, 2011 © Permission granted by Myriad Editions

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Comics is a form which is constantly reinventing itself. Using highlights from the exhibition we will explore how to deepen your characterisation and create a more intimate, immersive reading experience. Co-curator of Comics Unmasked John Harris Dunning will share the influences and inspirations behind his graphic novel Salem Brownstone followed by a workshop on creating and developing your own subversive work.

This is an intermediate to advance workshop aimed at those who already have a portfolio of work or a graphic novel/comic in development. You will have the opportunity to receive feedback from John, Ariel and participants. Includes exclusive after-hours entry to the Comics Unmasked exhibition.

Comments from participants of the previous Comics Unmasked graphic novel course:

“Stimulating, educational, inspirational. Very enthusiastic lecturers.”

“Brilliant opportunity to light your spark of creativity and to hear others’ ideas and experiences.”

“The casual environment was pleasant and helpful. Good to be with other creatives.”

You can supplement this course with Mastering the Graphic Novel - Pushing the Boundaries: From Pitch to Publication. Find out more

About the course leaders:

John Harris Dunning’s 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.

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