Comics & Graphic Novels Ages 12-14 7A3-20
For comic book artists ready to go to the next level. Advance your skills in storytelling, drawing, lettering and inking. Learn to master professional tools and techniques. Throughout, we will look closely at narrative and visual techniques in your favorite comics and graphic novel classics. Develop your characters and stories and refine your visuals with a collaborative artist-writer teaching team.
Rob Stull is an illustrator, curator, designer and creator of comic books. In addition to working through his own studio, Ink on Paper, he has worked over two decades for every major publisher in the industry, including Marvel and DC Comics, where his projects include Spider-Man Adventures, Iron Man, X-Force, Wolverine, Nightwing and more. He also creates art for musicians, radio, television and magazines.
He is featured in the ground-breaking book, Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture, and in The History of American Graffiti. He created and curated Sequential Art: The Next Step, a traveling exhibition spotlighting the contributions of African Americans to mainstream comic book art and popular culture, featured at the National Center of Afro-American Artists (Boston), Words and Pictures Museum (Northampton MA), Afro-American Cultural Center (Charlotte NC), Tubman Museum (Macon GA) and elsewhere, and his work has also been shown in galleries around the United States.
He holds a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
“I have always believed that all art is relative. Sequential Art is a storytelling medium, but most visual art is telling a story of some kind.”
Materials & Tools:
A small stack of white typing paper
A small note-pad
Some pencils (mechanical pencils are best)
A folder for your work
All other materials will be supplied.