january, 2017

28jan(jan 28)10:00 am29(jan 29)1:00 pmComic Art Workshop: A People's Form of Storytelling with Thi Bui


Event Details

Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop, Ancestry Books and Asian American Studies, U of MN are excited to offer a two-day workshop for artists of color and Native artists to learn the basics of the comic book form with California based artist Thi Bui, whose graphic novel The Best We Could Do, is coming out in March. You do not need to have drawing skills! This is for anyone interested in learning the comic form as a way of storytelling.
Location: MCAD building & room # to be announced, workshop is free, possible $10 charge for materials
Saturday, January 28th, 10am-1pm
Sunday, January 29th, 10am-1pm
To register: Email Chamindika at chamindikaw@yahoo.com
Details from Thi Bui: We’ll get to know the parts and process of making a comic. We’ll workshop ideas, character designs, environments and backgrounds, talk about “camera angles,” page composition and pacing, and nerd out a little about materials and techniques. We’ll also talk about how to reproduce and share your work!
Comics have the potential to be an art form for the people. They’re cheap to make and reproduce. They have the storytelling capacity and multi sensory power of film, without the constraints of a film budget!


28 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 29 (Sunday) 1:00 pm


Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404


Chamindika Wanduragala and Chaun Webster