This summer, House of Illustration is running a series of workshops to help your hone and develop your artistic skills.
In August, join acclaimed cartoonist Rachael Ball for Graphic Novel your Life.
On this highly structured and inspiring five-day course you will create a dummy sample for a publisher submission. This course will also give you the tool kit you need to turn your life story into a fantastic graphic novel.
You will discover compelling characters, write original scripts, compose a sample storyboard, and of course, bring your characters to life by developing your own illustration style.
Taking inspiration from Rachel’s The Inflatable Woman and WOLF, you will explore the process of graphic novel making. You will experiment with and evolve a unique visual style appropriate to your story, developing visual metaphors and other essential artistic devices such as composition, pacing, and layout in creating finished samples.
These publisher samples will include a synopsis, character pages, a well-developed and page-turning plot, a scripted page, a well composed sample storyboard and a sample finished page from your book.