Words and Pictures: Comic Book Writing

Ref: C3671609

This Workshop in Comic Book Writing will examine techniques for Sequential Art story construction with one to one tuition by Eisner Award Nominee Russell Wall.

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Course aim

This workshop provides a brief introduction into how to write Comic Books.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Mini-tutorials include: organising your ideas; breaking down the story into panels; creating effective descriptions; crafting dialogue; captions; and sound effects.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

Demonstrate how to organising your ideas by creating a synopsis Demonstrate how to break down 'story' into panels Create effective descriptions. Craft workable dialogue Design effective caption content Demonstrate effective use of sound effects.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Learners will receive one to one feedback throughout the workshop and progress will also be recorded using Individual Learning Plans.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Note Pads and Pens or Lap Tops as preferred. A file of reference material pertaining to your story idea.

Reading and information sources

Stephen King On Writing (ISBN: 100743455967). The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics by Dennis O'Neil (ISBN: 9780823010271) Alan Moore Writing for Comics (ISBN 10: 1592910122 ISBN 13: 9781592910120)

What could the course lead to?

The WEA provides progression routes through Sequential Art and Graphic Novel Courses. The specialist skillsets examined in the workshop are highly sought after in the Comic, Movie and Game industries.

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Words and Pictures: Comic Book Writing Course Outline

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