Drawing Out, Drawing In: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
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Unleashing the Cartoonist Within : Workshop with Dylan Horrocks
Ever wanted to make comics, but didn’t think you had the talent? Or are you already making them, but don’t think they’re good enough? Lack confidence in your writing? Do you wish you could draw? Never fear! This workshop is for beginners or veterans, for anyone who feels - for whatever reason - that making comics isn’t easy. We are here to tell you it is! Learn to free up your writing and love your drawing. Enrich your skills and ease the pain.
There’s never been a better time to draw comics - so set aside your fears and unleash your inner cartoonist!
Dylan Horrocks was born in 1966 in Auckland, New Zealand and has lived in New Zealand, England, USA and Bougainville. He currently lives by the sea near Auckland with his wife and two sons.
The graphic novel is a form that still attracts more than its share of stigma and snobbery, but its audiences are evangelical, its writers inspired and its sales enviable. And some of the most exciting developments in the form are coming out of Melbourne. With panel discussions, workshops and talks, and the help of some of the leading artists and writers in the field (including Bernard Caleo, Queenie Chan, W. Chew Chan, Oslo Davis, George Dunford, Nicki Greenberg, Bruce Mutard, Shaun Tan, Andrew Weldon and others) the Wheeler Centre is going to colour in the picture. Come and celebrate or discover the adult comic in all its forms.
Friday 23rd April to Sunday 25th April at the Wheeler Centre