Comics University 2017

The St. Louis Public Library presents the 3rd annual Comics University! Comic experts discuss different facets of the industry every Wednesday from June 7th to July 26th.

Workshop and classes will take place from 7 to 8:30 pm at Central Library (1301 Olive Street)

June 7
Comic Book and Graphic Novel Design by Mike Kennedy: Mike Kennedy, of Lion Forge's Magnetic Collection, teaches book design and layout, focusing on different production design elements, tips and tricks.

June 14
Creating Compelling Original Characters by Ray Nadine: Learn how to create compelling and multi-dimensional characters for your stories. Q&A to follow.

June 21
Introduction to Cosplay by Celeste Stewart: Stewart teaches cosplay = costume + play, including developing a character and creating a costume

June 28
Figure Drawing with Steenz: Comic creator and Comics University organizer Steenz walks you through the basics of gesture drawing, sight sizing and contour drawing with live clothed models.

July 5
Comic Book Scripting by Tini Howard: Howard, a comic writer (Power Rangers: Pink, Rick, and Morty, The Skeptics), shares her process on how an idea becomes a comic book script!

July 12
Tools for Traditional and Digital Comic Making by Marie Enger: Hand drawn vs digital? Watercolor vs Photoshop? This is a crash course in paper, pencil, pen, ink, and paint - both traditional and digital.

July 19
From the Gutter to the Gallery by Dan Yezbick: Discover landmark installations, provocative exhibits and comics' lasting legacy in museums, archives and libraries in St. Louis and across the country.

July 26
Racial Stereotypes, Editorial Cartoons and Comics by Dr. Rebecca Wanzo: Wanzo discusses racial stereotypes in editorial cartoons and comics.

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