NEW! COMICS CLASSES IN NYC START WEDS JULY 25: BILL (Zippy) GRIFFITH THIS WEDS 7/25; FINGEROTH AUG 6-9

BILL GRIFFITH AND DANNY FINGEROTH TEACH COMICS IN NYC THIS SUMMER

Danny Fingeroth is pleased to announce two summer classes originally scheduled to take place at MoCCA will now be held at The Soho Gallery for Digital Art.

The classes:

WEDS JULY 25:

MASTER CLASS with BILL GRIFFITH: GRIFFY’S TOP 40 LIST ON COMICS AND THEIR CREATION:

and

 MON-THURS AUGUST 6-9:

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVEL WRITING: 4-DAY INTENSIVE with DANNY FINGEROTH

For info and to register:

http://sohodigart.com/Calendar.html

Classes will be held at: Soho Gallery For Digital Art

138 Sullivan Street (between Houston and Prince)

New York, NY 10014

212-228-2810

About the classes:

MASTER CLASS with BILL GRIFFITH:GRIFFY’S TOP 40 LIST ON COMICS AND THEIR CREATION:

The Daily Life of a Working Cartoonist: Pencilling, Inking and Making People Laugh, Maybe.

Single session: Wednesday July 25, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

TUITION:

Early bird special: Register by July 23: $50

Register after July 23: $60

Subjects discussed by legendary comix creator BILL GRIFFITH in this class will be: Creating a cast of characters (one of which may be yourself) and learning the language of comics (writing, humor, pacing, finding your voice, understanding panel and page composition  as well as  specific hints on drawing in pen & ink).

Attendees may bring photocopies of a small sample of their work, which Bill will  critique after the class via email. There will also be a question and answer period at the end of the class. Feel free to ask anything except how to draw superheroes.

 BILL GRIFFITH is the creator of the “Zippy the Pinhead” daily comic strip, seen in over 150 newspapers and newspaper websites. “Zippy” has been nationally-syndicated since 1986, by the first and oldest comics syndicate, King Features. Griffith got his start in the underground comics scene in New York and San Francisco in 1969, contributing to dozens of comic books and magazines throughout the last four decades. Fantagraphics Books has just published a collection of Griffith’s early underground work, Bill Griffith: Lost and Found: Comics 1969-2003.

 

COMICS WRITING INTENSIVE:
Write a comics script in 4 DAYS!

Instructor: DANNY FINGEROTH

[for students with comics writing experience]

Monday August 6 through Thursday August 9

6:00 PM-9:30 PM each night

TUITION:

Early bird special: Register by July 31st:$395

Register after July 31st: $425 

This hands-on, intensive course assumes students already have some mastery of the fundamentals of comics and graphic novel scriptwriting. Over the course of one full day and three nights, students will write a complete comics script.

In the first session, we hit the ground running and work our way through a week in which story ideas/scripts are pitched, thoughtfully critiqued by the instructor and the other students, and revised. These focused workshop sessions are interspersed with relevant lectures and practical answers to students’ questions.

Prerequisite: Students must have completed (although not necessarily published) at least one comics script.

 

NOTES:

(1) Please come to the first class with springboards (one-paragraph ideas) for three stories. Each student chooses one as his or her class project.

 (2) Instructor will provide a printer and printing paper, but students must bring their own laptops or other writing devices and e-mail capacity or thumb drive to send work to our computer. 

 DANNY FINGEROTH was the longtime group editor of Marvel’s Spider-Man line and the writer of comics including Darkhawk and Deadly Foes of Spider-Man. He has taught comics writing at NYU, The New School, Media Bistro, and at The MiMaster Institute in Milan, Italy. Danny created and edited Write Now magazine, the only how-to publication dedicated to comics writing and writers. He is the author of The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels and co-author (with artist Mike Manley) of How to Create Comics from Script to Print. He’s also written the books Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent. His latest book, The Stan Lee Universe (from TwoMorrows), co-edited with Roy Thomas, is about the life and career of the writer who changed comics forever. Danny was Sr VP of Education at The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) and is on the board of directors of the Institute for Comics Studies.

[Danny will be speaking on the Life and Art of comics legend Will Eisner (and on other topics) at the upcoming People of the (Comic) Book weekend at The Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center on August 10-12. Details at: http://isabellafreedman.org/comicbooks]

Classes held at

Soho Gallery For Digital Art

138 Sullivan Street (between Houston and Prince)

New York, NY 10014

212-228-2810

For more information on these courses, and to register, call 212-228-2810 or go to

http://sohodigart.com/Calendar.html

 

Soho Gallery For Digital Art is a multi-purpose event space, art gallery and theater.

We are located at 138 Sullivan Street btwn Houston and Prince. The gallery is 2000 sq. feet on 2 floors with 16 40″ digital canvases that can be customized for any event as well as projector and screen in our 75-seat theater downstairs.

Centrally located in an iconic NYC neighborhood, SGDA has hosted all types of events; company parties, corporate meetings, product launches, film screenings, film shoots, art shows, fashion shows, theatrical performances and special occasions.

If you can dream it, we can do it.

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