Four Fridays: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
The medium of graphic novels is a great way to combine words and pictures to tell a story, and can bring a personal memoir to life.
The class will delve into the ways the graphic novel can be an advantageous medium for writers exploring difficult themes. For instance, Ellen Forney uses humor in her work Marbles to depict her struggles in identifying and coping with bipolar disorder, whereas Marjane Sartrapi relies on the visual aspect of the narrative to make the political more personal in Persepolis, which is a moving depiction of the Iranian revolution. Graphic novel basics will also be covered, as well as how to put your own stories down in a way which will capture your readers' imaginations.
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Marbles, Ellen Forney
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast
T.R. Logan is a Reuben Award-nominated cartoonist, and has been a professional writer/artist for over 30 years, making a living from her words, as well as her pictures, from stage to page. A regular contributor to the D.C. Comics-only paper MAGIC BULLET, she is also a regular on comedy stages, and a storyteller at Storytalks in NYC and at Speakeasy D.C. As a standup comic, she has been an opening act for Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Drew Carey, Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey, and more. Her personal stories come through in her standup comedy act (HBO, Comedy Channel, A&E), and have been published in chapter books from a variety of publishers, including the upcoming Dirty Diamonds, an All-Girl Comics Anthology. Her work was also chosen to appear in the nationally distributed Cartoon Crier, published by the Center for Cartoon Studies, and her own book of cartoons, The Older I Get, The Less I Care, is available from Andrews McMeel Publishing.She is a regular exhibitor and frequent guest at ComicCons, including New York ComicCon, AwesomeConDC, and CreativeCon Panama City.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.