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Comics I Ages 9-12 1S20
Make your own comics. Looking at anime and manga, learn how to tell stories in visual form. Create dynamic characters, stories, and visuals with a collaborative artist-writer teaching team.
Students may take this class for multiple semesters and continue to build skills each time. Limit 8 students
Kate Donius In addition, she teaches children creative writing through the program “Take My Word For It!” as well as comic book writing at the Eliot School. Her short story, "Baptized at the Casino," was published in Best New England Crime Stories 2015: Rogue Wave.
Kate is an MFA candidate in fiction at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she works as a Creative Writing instructor.She earlier worked at O, The Oprah Magazine. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University.
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 ruler
- A folder for your work