Winter 2018 Workshops
Miss Anthology is pleased to present our lineup of winter workshops!
Sign-ups for individual seminars are open and can be completed HERE!
Classes are FREE, and open to students of ALL artistic and experience levels who are:
+ aged nine to eighteen
+ female, genderqueer, and/or LGBTQIA+
+ interested in learning about and making comics!
Digital Drawing and Inking, December 15, 1-4 pm
This three-hour course is designed to help you learn how to digitally draw and ink your own comics with a dynamic and unique flair! We’ll explore many methods of digitally inking comic panels, various ways to communicate depth through marks and lines, as well as various methods and media that can be used to create brushes and texture digitally. All artistic and experience levels welcome!! No prior digital experience required, and all materials provided.
Taught by Jay Olinger.
Check out her work here!
Digital Coloring, December 22, 1-4 pm
Welcome to the digital coloring workshop! In this three-hour seminar we’ll learn how to color comics using various techniques unique to working digitally! We’ll examine color theory and how color can convey a mood, or highlight action and feelings in your story through tones and color palettes. All artistic and experience levels welcome!! No prior digital experience required, and all materials provided.
Taught by Kelly Fitzpatrick.
Check out her work here!
Digital Lettering, December 29, 1-4 pm
This one-day, three-hour course will connect your words with your pictures – digitally! We’ll look at a variety of ways that professional comic artists add digital text to their works, as well as explore word and thought bubbles. We’ll also touch base with computer-generated fonts, as well as placement, size, and legibility of text and sound effects. All artistic and experience levels welcome!! No prior digital experience required, and all materials provided.
Taught by [TBD].
Editing and Post-Production, January 29, 1-4 pm
You’ve created your comic and now you’re ready to put it out into the world. So…now what? This three-hour seminar with creators and editors will help prepare you and give you insight into how to go about publishing and marketing your comic, whether you decide to go the indie route or try for a more traditional publishing deal. We’ll also explore the many methods of color correction, resolution and resizing, the various file formats and their uses, as well as how and where to save your comic files for future use.
Taught by Melanie Stevens, Jay Olinger, and Jenny Blenk.
Check out Melanie’s work here, Jay’s work here, and Jenny’s work here!
Summer 2018 Workshops:
Comics 101, June 30, 1-4 pm
This three-hour course is designed to help you understand comics theory like a pro! We’ll explore the definition of sequential art, the various ways text and image communicate together, comics narrative structure, and the different forms taken by comics around the world. Be ready for some creative exercises to break up the session!
Taught by Jenny Blenk
See the PowerPoint presentation slides here: Miss Anthology – Comics 101
Comics Origins, July 7, 1-4 pm
Like most superheroes, comics have a thrilling origin story. This workshop is a three-hour course designed to explore how comics as we know them came to be. We’ll travel through history and around the world to gain a better of idea of comics as a format and movement, paying special attention to the editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, and comics books from before the 1980s, which laid the foundation for the modern artists and texts you love.
Taught by Andréa Gilroy
Writing + Character Development, July 14, 1-4 pm
This three-hour workshop is designed with your story in mind. We’ll explore what a solid narrative is and ways to format it, who your characters are, what action and story arc are, and how to keep track of story details. You’ll also learn how to write a specially formatted comics script. Come with a story in mind, or use the workshop exercises to make something new!
Taught by Liz Yerby
Comics Layouts, July 21, 1-4 pm
This three-hour course will help you understand and design layouts for your comics. We’ll explore how narrative and images support one another in comics, have fun with some short writing exercises, discuss various ways to design a layout, explore various types of panels and pages, and use the format of comics to control time flow.
Taught by Kristine Evans
Pencils + Inking, July 28, 1-4 pm
This three-hour course is meant to help you transition your comic from sketches to finalized line art! We’ll explore many methods of penciling and inking comic panels, various ways to communicate depth and perspective through marks and lines, and experiment with an assortment of drawing tools from blue pencils and Sharpies to Pigma markers and brush pens. All artistic and experience levels welcome!!
Taught by Audre Grieve
Coloring, August 4, 1-4 pm
Welcome to the coloring workshop! This three-hour course is designed for learning how to color your own comics by hand with a dynamic flair that reflects your unique style! We’ll examine color theory and how color can convey a mood, as well as highlight action and feelings in your story through tones and color palettes. All artistic and experience levels welcome!!
Taught by Liz Yerby