My comic strip workshop at Stillpoint London

Deep concentration and some intriguing results at last night’s comic strip workshop, at Stillpoint in Clerkenwell, with psychotherapists, writers and artists taking part. Great fun.  And biscuits.

The workshop included my showing a slide show of work by comic strip artists with very different approaches to drawing characters, storytelling, emotion,use of framing etc.   I asked participants to develop a simple three-frame written/visual story featuring pairs of characters chosen at random from my Hat of Surprise …

Email comment from James W, one of the workshop participants:

very briefly: course was great last Thurs. Thank you. Nice to meet too. I’ve just used some of the skills I learned… preparing for an essay for a course I’m taking at Uni of Cambridge. I used the 3 frame structure to make visual + memorable sense of something.
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