Building Comics

Fri 25 September 2020 - Sun 27 September 2020
Tutors / Dan Berry & Hannah Berry
Course Fee / From £240 - £325 per person
Genre / Illustrating
Language / English

It may be an ancient form of storytelling, but how do you make your words and images work together to best tell your story? Spend a weekend exploring the medium’s potential: from scripting and structuring in order to hit those emotional beats to using the pacing, panel transitions and the very mechanics of comics to make the invisible in the narrative visible. We’ll look at ways to develop character and plot within a visual framework and still be home in time for dinner. Open to people of all experience levels who have a comic project they would like to concentrate on, be it the kernel of an idea or scripted graphic masterpiece, fiction or non-fiction.


Dan Berry

Dan Berry is a cartoonist, illustrator and educator. He is the co-creator of the book The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head (Top Shelf, 2018 ) with author David Gaffney and was nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award for the anthology 24 by 7 (Fanfare, 2016). He has been independently publishing his own comics for a decade. He is the host of the comic podcast Make it Then Tell Everybody. Between 2008 and 2019 Dan ran the illustration department at the School of Creative Arts in Wrexham Glyndŵr University.

Hannah Berry

Hannah Berry is an award-winning comics creator and fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She is the author of three graphic novels published by Jonathan Cape: Livestock (2017), Adamtine (2012) and Britten & Brülightly (2008), and has contributed to numerous publications worldwide, including projects for First Second Books in the USA, Casterman, the Edinburgh International Book Festival and 2000AD. She is the current UK Comics Laureate, 2019-21.

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