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Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA introduces a comic book immersive course as part of their summer programming. “Introduction to Comics I and II” is a two week workshop and will be taught by comic book professionals Adam Miller and Jason Mathis. Course description follows. For more information or to sign up please click the link.
Introduction to Comics I
Instructors: Jason Mathis (primary) and Adam Miller
June 24 – 28, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
This workshop will explore the first steps towards creating and producing your own comic. We will begin by deconstructing the medium and highlighting the importance of each part as it contributes to the whole, from pencils and inks, to plotting and dialogue, bringing them all together in a way that takes advantage of this unique, visual, storytelling art form. Historical examples, active discussions, and critical feedback will take place alongside practical studio work.The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part one of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; second part held during the week of July 8-12. Minimum age is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Introduction to Comics II
Instructors: Adam Miller (primary) & Jason Mathis
July 8 – 12, 2013; M – F, 9 am – 4 pm
You made a comic book, so now what? Developing a story and making art for a comic is only half the battle. What you do with your creation after it’s made is what sets apart the pretenders from the contenders. This course will give you and your book a chance to get noticed in a crowd. We will discuss effective cover design, production, promotion, distribution and networking. Learn how to take your project from art desk to convention floor, from your head to their hands. Through first-hand accounts, contemporary examples, studio work and group discussion we’ll brainstorm the best plan of action to bring you goals closer to comic book reality. The course will culminate in a mini-expose of our work throughout the week.
**This course is designed as part two of a two week comics immersive, though each week may be taken individually; first part held during the week of June 24-28. Minimum age for the course is 16 years.
(non-credit course only)
Adam Miller graduated from Montserrat in 2000 with a BFA in Illustration. He is best known for his work as creative director for publisher Terminal Press, where he co-created the ZombieBomb! comic anthology. Adam has shown art from coast to coast, most recently exhibiting at the Halcyon and Genuine Artikle galleries, both in NYC. His work has received recognition from G4TV, The New York Times, Fangoria and MSNBC.
Jason Mathis is a Canadian artist who currently lives and works in Scotland. He is an active member of the Hope Street Studios – a prominent community of graphic and comic artists in Glasgow – and also teaches comics and life drawing for the Glasgow School of Art. Jason’s work has been shown in the UK, Germany, Canada and the US, and his self published ‘zine All You Can Eat has managed to find itself in pockets all across the globe. He holds an MFA from Glasgow School of Art. jammdiggity.blogspot.co.uk