Drawing Out, Drawing In: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
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Making Mini Comics - Workshop with Pat Grant
Mini-comics are small, self published and often beautifully hand made comic books that are printed in finite numbers and distributed through alternative networks. Many famous graphic novel creators cut their cartooning teeth making mini-comics and some have pontificated that these comic books, little seen by the general populace, are the foundation for contemporary cartooning.
This workshop will take you through all stages of the mini-comic process from the early scribblings through to various forms of printing, assembly and distribution.
Pat Grant is a cartoonist, writer and zinemaker.
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