An endlessly versatile artform which places no limits on the ambition of the storyteller, it has produced masterpieces as varied as Alan Moore's legendary Watchmen and the groundbreaking graphic journalism of Joe Sacco's Palestine.
Curated by graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero, this in-depth full-day seminar covers everything you could need to know, from the history of the artform to the mechanics of getting published. With tutors including comic book critic, historian and author Paul Gravett and acclaimed graphic novelist Karrie Fransman, you'll learn about the unique possibilities the format offers and how to plan and execute a project. The day also includes a primer on the realities of the graphic novel industry, making this an ideal all-round course for budding writers who'd like to try their hand at a graphic novel script.
SelfMadeHero is a publisher of the finest fiction, biography, history and humour in the graphic novel medium that showcases leading authors and artists from around the world: from the quirky and humorous to the political and profound.
Paul Gravett is Britain's best-known comic book critic and historian and author of many books, including 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die and Great British Comics.
Karrie Fransman has created comics for The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The New Statesman, Time Out and Psychologies Magazine. Her acclaimed graphic novel, The House That Groaned, is published by Random House's Square Peg imprint. She led the London Print Studio's excellent graphic novel course in 2011 and 2012.
More speakers to be added.
Date: Sunday 26 January 2014
Times: 9.30am-5.30pm. Check in begins 30 minutes before start time.
Location: The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU
Price: £99 Early bird ticket (limited)
£119 Standard ticket (includes VAT, booking fees and refreshments)
Event capacity: 100
Dress code: There is no dress code for Masterclasses. Please dress however you feel comfortable.
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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.
Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.
Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.
The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.