Drawing a Line: Graphic Memoir

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Nicole J. Georges
Week 4: June 28 to July 3
ORIENTATION: June 28, 6:00-7:30 PM
WORKSHOP: June 29-July 3, 1-4pm
Discipline: Nonfiction/Memoir
Open to All

Workshop Description 

This workshop is part of MEMOIR & CREATIVE NONFICTION WEEK

In this workshop we will explore and practice elements of story-telling in comics, with a focus on autobiography and fiction. We will create original work through writing exercises and guided cartooning assignments and discuss work in a supportive atmosphere to highlight each artist's strengths. Students will learn the techniques, tools, and theory behind successful graphic narrative. Students will learn essential organizational techniques for the creation of short and long-form comics and be peppered with professional practices tips along the way. This class is appropriate for both beginners and more advanced cartoonists.



Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster, and professor. Her Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant by Rachel Maddow. Nicole's 2nd graphic memoir, Fetch, How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home, is currently being developed for television. Nicole does a weekly queer feminist art podcast called Sagittarian Matters and teaches at California College of the Arts MFA in Comics Program.