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Graphic Novel Your Life

17 September - 26 November 2024
Tuesdays, 18:00 – 20:00

Learn how to create a graphic novel based on your life in this 10 week online course with cartoonist Rachael Ball.

On this 10-week online course you’ll learn how to create a graphic novel based on your own life experiences. Guided by award-winning cartoonist Rachael Ball, you will breathe life into well-thought-out characters and create the key elements of a compelling plot.

Rachael will teach you how to pace your story and use visual metaphor to evoke emotion and suspense. You’ll experiment with image-making, using different media to create attention-grabbing comic page layouts through real-time exercises, tutorials, demonstrations, group discussion and feedback.

Plus, guest speakers Sabba Khan and Pippa Pal will share their experiences of developing their own graphic novels and getting them published.

By the end of the course, you will have created a strong plot, key character sheets, scripted pages, a storyboard, visual experiments, a story synopsis and a finished page of artwork. You’ll even learn how to approach a publisher with your graphic novel sample.

This course caters for beginners and skilled illustration practitioners alike. No prior experience of writing or drawing is necessary. 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: £450.00 Concessions: £360.00 (use code GNYL0924 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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