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Online Course: Crafting a Comic Romance

30 April - 21 May 2024
18:00 – 20:30 BST

Create a compelling comic strip with characters packed with personality in this new online short course with cartoonist Rachael Ball.

Ever wondered what the formula is for creating engaging human-interest comics? Join this exciting four-week comics adaptation course to find out!

Guided by award-winning cartoonist Rachael Ball, you’ll learn to create well thought out comic pages, with a compelling story and engaging characters.

Drawing inspiration from a range of artists, you will be set a brief to adapt a script into a comic strip that features well realised characters and believable relationships.

Rachael will teach you the essentials of character design for comics through real-time exercises, tutorials, demonstrations, group discussion and feedback.

You will try using different materials, and experiment with different poses, angles and expressions to create characters packed with personality.

Using an excerpt of text to get you started, you will learn how to use pace and composition to create suspense and visual impact.

Plus special guest illustrators will teach you techniques and tips from their own comics practice.

Our small class size of no more than 16 students will ensure you receive weekly personalised feedback from Rachael and the group, helping your work to progress in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Full price: £225.00 Concessions: £180.00 (use code CACR0424 during checkout)

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Concessions are available for students, those on income-supporting benefits and early career illustrators (who have been practicing for under three years).

Disabled ticket holders can book a free ticket for their personal assistant or companion at the same time as their own full price or concessionary ticket.

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