In this class, you'll create and complete two different forms of sequential art: A single, four-panel web comic, and a longer, eight-panel comic that is standard for a graphic novel. Before we begin drawing and writing, I'll show you examples from cartoonists on each format, explain what contexts they are used for, then guide you through a prompt for each comic. The theme for each comic will be memoir-based, so no need to prepare any storytelling.
You should come away from this workshop with two completed sequential art works. Paper and ink pens will be provided. People with all levels of drawing and writing skills are encouraged to join this session.
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Note: This class is scheduled to take place in person at Porch HQ. You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate, and we will enroll a maximum of 10 participants. Masks are not required at this time, though we will revisit this policy as needed. Check our website and this listing for details before you attend class.
Malaka Gharib is a journalist, cartoonist and graphic novelist. She is the author of the graphic memoirs "I Was Their American Dream," winner of the 2020 Arab American Book Award, and "It Won't Always Be Like This." By day, she works at NPR as an editor. Her comics, zines and writing have been published in Catapult, The Seventh Wave Magazine, The Nib, Saveur Magazine, It's Nice That, Lucky Peach, The Washington City Paper, Nashville Scene, The Believer Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine and The New Yorker.
Malaka is new to The Porch. Welcome!