BREAKING INTO EUROPEAN COMICS: HOW TO FIND PROFESSIONAL WORK ON THE CONTINENT – CANCELLED!
European comic art is known as the “ninth art” with 100+ years of tradition. There are many different styles and techniques, and comics publishing keeps changing as it touches upon multiples fields of visual arts. European comics are so celebrated that the Louvre recently gave space for a retrospective on the history of modern comic art, graphic novels and bande dessinée. This workshop will provide Australian comics creators with knowledge about the European publishing scene, as well as how to create opportunities to find professional work.
What You Will Learn
The workshop will give you insight on:
- The differences between the various European markets (especially Italy, France, and Belgium)
- The definition of “Bande Dessinée”
- Styles and sensibility such as the traditional French “Ligne Claire” (clear line work)
- Storytelling techniques
- Target markets and distribution
- The collaboration process
- How to present your portfolio or project to a European publisher
- Career planning for the professional comics artist and writer.
Thomas Campi is an award-winning Italian graphic novelist who now resides in Sydney, Australia. Thomas has been drawing comics for over 15 years, and his work has been published in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, and Korea by publishers such as Sergio Bonelli Editore (Italy), Ediciones La Cúpula, LeLombard (France-Belgium), Dupuis (France-Belgium), Munhakdongne (Korea), amongst others. His latest graphic novel Les Larmes De Seigneur Afghan, script by the RTBF (National Belgian Television) reporter Pascale Bourgaoux and Vincent Zabus, which was published for Dupuis Editions, has just been awarded the Cognito Prize as Best Documentary Graphic Novel at the Belgium Book Fair. The book has also just been nominated as Best Reporting in Comics for the Prix France Info. In May 2014 Thomas received the International Spectrum Fantastic Art 21 Gold Comic Award. His last solo exhibition was “Les Petites Gens” at the Comic Strip Center of Brussels, Belgium. He is currently working on a new graphic novel in collaboration with Vincent Zabus, which will be published in the Aire Libre Graphic Novel Collection of Dupuis Editions.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is ideal if you are:
- An aspiring comics artist or writer who doesn’t know where to start
- An emerging, developing or established professional comic book artist or graphic novelist who wants to enter the European market
- A professional comic book writer or graphic novelist who wants to collaborate with an artist and be published in Europe
- A story-boarder, cartoonist, illustrator or animator who wants to cross over into comics and graphic novels
- A teacher, librarian or academic who is exploring comic books and graphic novels in the classroom.
Date: Saturday 7 March 2015
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
(The event will be preceded by a complimentary 45 minute Comics Masterclass BREAKOUT SESSION, which will begin at 9:30am)
Duration: 2 hours
3 hours (with the Breakout Session)
Venue: ACT Writers Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave, Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon ACT 2612
(02) 6262 9191
Format: Workshop – face to face
Audience Age: 15+
Category: Business Mastery
Level: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
Materials to Bring: Pen, pencil, sketchbook, notebook, and / or computer, portfolio
Catering: Morning tea will be served after the Breakout Session and prior to the workshop between 10:15 and 10:30am.
Cost: Please find following our fee structure:
- Comics Masterclass Spotlight Ezine Subscribers: $47
- Partner organisation – Australian Cartoonists’ Association (ACA), Australian Society of Authors (ASA), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Australian Writers Network (AWN), ACT Writers Centre (ACTWC): $57
- Full: $77
Please CLICK on the appropriate PayPal button below to register for the event. If you are an ezine subscriber you will find your COUPON CODE in the January and February 2015 issues. If you are a member of a partner organisation, please fill in your MEMBERSHIP NUMBER if you were issued with one. All partner organisation members will be verified prior to the event.
By registering for the event, you will be agreeing to the Comics Masterclass Terms and Conditions.
Seating is limited to 25 people so book as soon as you can!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT REGISTRATIONS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR OTHER VENUES AND A POSSIBLE ONLINE VERSION BY SIGNING UP TO OUR EZINE.