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Writing Comics and Original Graphic Novels with Simon Jowett

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Clean Prose

2 Charlotte Road

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EC2A 3DH

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This course assumes a degree of experience in either prose or scriptwriting such that this course would be considered an opportunity to upskill, rather than start from scratch.

In the first session, participants ask, “Why Write Comics?”, delving into challenges and opportunities of writing for a medium that is both visual and literary. In weeks two and three, we learn the techniques of breaking down a comic script, the idea being to show how the various tools in a comic writer’s toolkit enable them to compress a story into five pages (for a 2000AD-style anthology) or open it up to 20 (for the US format book). In the following weeks, we discuss the profession by conversing about special relationships with artists and editors, the best way to pitch your graphic novel, and the reality of how to get your work “out there” in the industry.

Dates:

Monday 4th November, 7.30-9pm
Monday 11th November, 7.30-9pm
Monday 18th November, 7.30-9pm
Monday 25th November, 7.30-9pm
Monday 2nd December, 7.30-9pm
Monday 9th December, 7.30-9pm

INSTRUCTOR:

Simon Jowett
's professional career began with the sale of a five-page Dr Who script to Marvel Comics. For the following five years, he wrote comics for Marvel, Fleetway (2000AD) and Dark Horse Comics. Since them he has moved on to write for animation, TV, film and games, but he is utterly convinced that his formative experience writing comics, and that medium’s particular demands upon the writer, equipped him to hit the ground running whatever medium he found himself in.

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