Pricing: All: $120.00
Location: Minor Works Buildhing, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide
Presenter: Georgina Chadderton
4:30 – 6:00 pm, 12, 19, 26 July and 2, 9 and 16 August
Perfect for 14-18 year olds
Have you always wanted to write a comic but don’t know where to start? Do you love drawing and want to write a story, but struggle a bit with the words? We all have a voice and a story to tell, but sometimes it can be hard to get it down on paper.
Comics (or sequential art), are a versatile and powerful story-telling medium to communicate and use as an advocacy tool; tell a thrilling high fantasy adventure story, or share a personal memoir.
In this six-week series of workshops, comic artist, writer and illustrator Georgina Chadderton (known online as George Rex Comics) will share her professional knowledge about making comics, self-publishing, D.I.Y & zine culture. By the end of the course you will have created a finished comic you will make into a limited print run and share in a zine-swap in the final session.
You will learn basic storytelling techniques, how to script a story for a comic, drawing tips and techniques, character development, comics-specific visual art techniques, and production techniques such as scanning and formatting work ready for print. You’ll be able to take home all of these skills and apply them to continue making more comics, zines or creative writing projects.
Everything you need to make your comic, (including a range of professional comics art drawing tools to work with) is included in the workshop fee. All you need to bring is your ideas.
Georgina Chadderton is a young South Australian comic creator who works under the name George Rex Comics, primarily writing autobiography and dabbling in fiction. Georgina is the inaugural recipient of the Ian Wilson Memorial Fellowship through the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust in 2017, and received the Colin Thiele Creative Writing Scholarship in 2016 She has been a featured guest artist at several festivals, including National Young Writers’ Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, Supanova Pop Culture Festival, Homecooked Comics Festival and the Ubud Writers’ Festival. She has self-published dozens of mini-comics — including the Ledger Award-shortlisted Harry Potter and My Childhood Obsession and is currently working on her debut graphic novel, a memoir about growing up with a brother with severe autism.