Drawing Out, Drawing In: Spotlight on Graphic Novels
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Drawing Manga - Workshop with Queenie Chan
Manga is the Japanese word for ‘comics’ - a style of art and story-telling which has been popularised all over the world via the Internet, along with other related segments of Japanese pop culture (including anime and video gaming). This workshop will give a brief overview of manga culture in Japan, followed by lessons in how to tell a story in Manga form.
Special attention will be paid to pacing and panelling, as well as a dicussion of mood, genres, and all other aspects of manga story-telling. Attendees should expect to do some drawing, though advanced skill in art is unnecessary.
Queenie Chan was born in 1980 in Hong Kong, and migrated to Australia when she was six years old. In 2004, she began drawing a 3-volume mystery-horror series called The Dreaming for LA-based manga publisher TOKYOPOP. To date, it has been translated into multiple languages.
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