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[ALT TXT] How to Write for Comics & Graphic Novels

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When :

15/09/2019
11:00 AM - 06:00 PM



Where

library@orchard
277 Orchard Rd, Singapore
238858


Fee:

Free



ALT TXT is a series of talks and workshops that explores the blurring of lines between literature, text and narratives through art. From conversations and talks with writers, to hands-on workshops, participants will be able to examine the written word and ways of reading in a variety of surprising and exciting ways.

 

Application for this programme is required by email. The workshop is held every Sunday from 15 Sept to 20 Oct (with a break on 13 Oct). The schedule is below:
 

 

Dates Timing
 

15 Sept*
 

Session 1: 11am-2pm
 

Session 2: 3pm-6pm
 

22 Sept Session 3: 11am-2pm
 

29 Sept Session 4: 11am-2pm
 

6 Oct Session 5: 11am-2pm
 

20 Oct Session 6: 11am-2pm

 
 

*Session 1 and 2 are held on 15 September 2019. There is no lesson on 13 October 2019.  

 

The closing date for application is 14 July 2019, Sunday. If you are chosen for the workshop, you will be notified by 31 July 2019, Wednesday. Please see details below.

 

Writing for a book can vary greatly as compared to writing for comics. Concise setups, pacing and character interactions are essential for the art form. This 6-session workshop is a crash course in these major topics, along with unique insights in how to script in accordance with varied panel sizes - a science that is in no way instinctive to most creators, though hugely important. This workshop will cover:

 

Session 1
 

Key points in writing and creating a sequential comic story - Concept versus Story
 

Addressing genres and age groups
 

Generating a concise synopsis
 

 

Session 2
 

Deriving a story from a concept
 

The writing and design of a main cast
 

 

Session 3
 

Short 2-page script generation
 

 

Session 4
 

Basic 2-page sequential story [extract] layouts
 

 

Session 5
 

Rendering Pencils & Inking lesson of the 2-pages
 

 

Session 6
 

Lettering discipline
 

Colouring/Shading techniques
 

About the artist and instructor:
 

Born in Reading, UK, Jerry Hinds (1964) is a British national who has been living in Singapore since 1997. He has spent over 30 years in the design, marketing and advertising industry, working as a Creative Director, Art Director and Chief Copywriter. He has written, directed and designed award winning 3D animations, and worked with ex-Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief, Tom DeFalco (Marvel's longest running Spider-Man writer) on his own Singapore-born super hero creation, Singapore Sling.

 

2006 saw Jerry become President of the Association of Comic Artists (Singapore) (ACAS), and also establish the independent publishing house, Nice One Entertainment. He published Singapore's first all-colour USA format comic book, Get Carter! In recent years he has worked with the Media Development Authority of Singapore to mentor, edit and publish the work of young local talent. As a result, two graphic novel anthologies, under The First Time Writers and Illustrators Publishing Initiative - Graphic Novel category, were launched. Recent publications have been escalated for world markets by US based publisher, Caliber Comics.
 

 

Registration Details
 

This programme is recommended for beginner to intermediate participants, 18 years old and above. Due to limited seats, please apply to this event by emailing with subject header "Application for ALT TXT workshop" with the following information to arts@nlb.gov.sg

 

Name
 

Email
 

Statement of interest: 100 words
 

Sample of original character design or sequential comic page (if any)
Your commitment to all sessions 15, 22, 29 Sept, 6 and 20 Oct, completing assigned homework; bringing your own materials (pens, pencils, and colour pencils): Yes/No

 

The closing date for application is 14 July 2019, Sunday.
 

If you are chosen for the workshop, you will be notified by 31 July 2019, Wednesday.

 

The closing date for application is 14 July 2019, Sunday.
 

If you are chosen for the workshop, you will be notified by 31 July 2019, Wednesday.

 


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Locations

library@orchard


277 Orchard Rd, Singapore
238858



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