House of Illustration Summer School: Graphic Novel your Life

Learn to write and illustrate your own graphic novel in a 5-day workshop

Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

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.

Read more about what the course entails here, and place your place via the House of Illustration website.

  • Location

    House of Illustration
    2 Granary Square,
    King’s Cross
    London
    N1C 4BH