If you're in New York City this weekend, and want to learn how to make comics, check out this one-time workshop with comics artists Wendy Xu and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Comics & Graphic Vignettes - From Scribble to Strip, presented by the Asian American Writers' Workshop. They'll be reading, discussing, and drawing all things comics. Come nerd out with them. It's happening Saturday, July 11 in Manhattan.
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Comics & Graphic Vignettes - From Scribble to Strip
with Wendy Xu and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
One afternoon session, 2:00pm -- 5:00pm
Saturday, July 11
Asian American Writers' Workshop
110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10001
Class limit 15 people
Whether you feel superhuman or just super human, come draw your story at this workshop. We'll explore the history of Asian American comic and graphic novel artists, then jump into the creative process ourselves. From ideas to inking, we'll learn drawing and storyboarding techniques, and everyone will create their own character and 3-panel strip from scratch. We'll be reading, discussing, and drawing all things comics -- what better way to spend your afternoon?
Both experienced and new artists are welcome. Please bring your own supplies: a pencil, eraser, and black fine liner pen (Micron is ideal).
Wendy Xu is an illustrator and a comics artist based in Brooklyn. Her recent work includes the pencil art and layouts for the 12 page comic that was on display at the New York Historical Society's Chinese in America exhibit. She is currently working on a variety of short comics as well as a graphic novel about a Chinese American witch and a demon boy band. Catch her on her art blog angrygirlcomics.tumblr.com or on twitter: @angrygirLcomics
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan is a fellow at AAWW. Her comics & illustration have appeared in the Tin House Open Bar, No Tokens Journal, Hobart, Indiana Review and the National Academy Museum. Her writing has been published in Public Books, NPR's Selected Shorts, TriQuarterly, and The Margins. She has an MFA from UW—Madison and a BA from Columbia University. On twitter: @rowanhlb
Sounds like a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The session is limited to 15 people, so make sure you reserve your spot. For further information, and to register, visit the AAWW website.