World Making in Visual Story Telling
With Jonathan Chandler and Joseph P Kelly
Saturday 15th October
Nottingham Trent University City Campus Bonington Building - Room TBC
10am - 4pm with 1 hr lunch / exhibition visit
14+ / Free (25 workshop places available)
Materials - please bring your preferred writing and drawing tools and materials
How do artists and writers create the worlds their characters and stories exist in?
A investigation into the creative process behind creating stories and world building. Looking at the representation of ideas through symbols, signifiers and visual storytelling. The workshop will include idea generation, with a focus on using small ideas and starting points to build working, believable environments and situations with examples and reference from relevant comics, art & film. Through writing and drawing explore the representation of ideas through style, composition, visual clues and colour.
Participants will work with each other and as individuals to create or develop their ideas, incorporating the structure and cliches of traditional comics & story telling before developing their own unique take on narrative illustration - perhaps an entire story in one illustration or a tale that unfolds over a twenty panel comic page.
About Jon & Joseph. Jonathan has been described by innovative micro-publishers Breakdown Press as the most isolated cartoonist working in the UK today. Catch this rare opportunity to work with the author of small-press gems ‘Johns Worth’ (Landfill Editions) and Another Blue World (Breakdown Press). Joseph is a multi-talented graphic artist and educator currently working on PayWall - a full length graphic story set in a detailed post-flood future, the first installment of which will be published by Landfill Editions Autumn 2016.
Part of the extended programme for the exhibition Mould Map 6 — TERRAFORMERS taking place at Bonington Gallery from 17th September to 21st October. Please see mouldmap.com for full opening times and event details. Kindly supported by Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University.
The exhibition will be open 10am-8pm on Saturday 15th October