Indian River School / CLiF (Oct. 2021)

This is an archive page for the 2021 COMICS WORKSHOP residency @ Indian River School.

JUMP TO: / DAY 1: Grade 5 / Grade 6 / / DAY 2 / / DAY 3

PREP LINKS:

BEFORE YOUR COMICS WORKSHOP

Videos & other stuff to get you ready to draw!

Recommended Tools & Materials

We’ll create comics with basic tools: Pencil, paper, pen, marker…


GRADE 5 / DAY 1

P*I.E. Process >>

BLOB CHARACTER WARM-UP:

Hutchins & DeWolfe:

Rissala:

Hurley:

Stone:

SETTING+ACTION+RESULT 3-Panel Page Template:

GRADE 6 / DAY 1

P*I.E. Process >>

BLOB CHARACTER WARM-UP:

Dunkerton:

Follensbee:

Hazelton:

Labore:

SETTING+ACTION+RESULT 3-Panel Page Template:


ALSO: Old Comics!

In one of our classes today, I mentioned some 1,000+ year old comics with NO panels borders (at least not penciled rectangular boxes). But then we didn’t have time to share them at the end of class!

So, below are a couple ancient “comics” (narratives w/ multiple images in sequence). They actually DO have panels… sort of. See if you can tell how they work (reading direction, changes of scene, etc.).

DAY 2 (12+13 Oct.)

Setting Up a BLANK 1-Sheet Mini:

Print directions:


Folding a Printed 1-Sheet Mini:

“GROW, MONSTER, GROW!” Comics Project Template:

COMICS CAMP 2020 LIVE: “Grow, Monster, Grow!”

Here’s what it looks like when some friends get together in the Comics Camp studio & grow monsters!

LIFE CYCLE Comics Project Template:

Non-Fiction Comics Project Template (PRINTABLE PDF >>):

DEMO MINI: “Magnet Migrants” 1-Sheet

(This doesn’t follow the template exactly, but it’s a similar approach.)

DAY 3 (19+20 Oct.)

Today we focused on conferencing with test-readers, & editing our minis…

Marek’s RED EFT Mini:

Here’s how I’m editing MY work, based on student comments & feedback.

NOTE: I’ve inked my pages so they’re more readable on the webcam. Normally I’d conference BEFORE inking.

First, we read my Outside Front Cover & that worked pretty well:

Then, my reader read my p.2-3 in a different way than I’d expected. If you look closely, you’ll see my little pencil notes in the margins; I’ve added yellow labels to help explain these edits:

Since there are SO MANY fixes to make here, I think I’ll get a better result by starting over again with both pages! Here I am penciling some edits onto scrap paper:

As I ink the new draft pages, I’m trying to keep them super-simple & super-clear:

Cutting out & pasting in the new draft pages (right on top of the first drafts in the booklet):

P.2+3 = ready to read —
THANKS TO MY TEST-READERS & FELLOW ARTISTS!:

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