Summer Workshop Spotlight: GRAPHIC MEMOIR WITH MELANIE GILLMAN
Melanie Gillman ’12 at Small Press Expo 2014 with Luke Howard ’13
Graphic Memoir Workshop June 25-29
Memoir is a popular subject in comics and Melanie Gillman ’12 is here to help you work on your own graphic memoir. The Graphic Memoir Workshop takes 5 days to walk you through the basics. Melanie will take you through the entire process: brainstorming, scripting, drawing, and publishing. They will cover narrative building, developing your personal voice and artistic style, and effectively pitching and publishing your graphic memoir.
Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. She came to critical and commercial success in 2006 with her graphic memoir Fun Home, which was subsequently adapted as a musical which won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015. She has also edited Best American Comics 2011, and has drawn comics for Slate, McSweeney’s, Entertainment Weekly,The New York Times Book Review, and Granta. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2014 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award.
Take The Center for Cartoon Studies ONE-WEEK CARTOONING WORKOUT
Need a refresher regimen to get you back into a creative groove? Whether you are interested in graphic memoir, comics journalism, or fantasy genres, this seven-day email course is designed to help build your cartooning muscles. Click here to sign up!
Alum Releases Graphic Memoir About Growing Up On A Prison Island
The Center for Cartoon Studies alum Colleen Frakes ’07 Prison Island released September 1. Frakes graphic memoir Prison Island, tells her story of growing up on the McNeil Island, living in a company town near the prison, and the remote island life challenges to Colleen and her sister.
After years of using stories to teach medical students at University of Vermont’s College of Medicine, Dana Walrath spent last year as a Fulbright Scholar at American University of Armenia’s School of Public Health and at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Science of Armenia. She is currently working on a graphic memoir that combines her observations on the experience of aging in this ancient culture with her award winning graphic memoir series, Aliceheimer’s. She is a co-author of one of the leading college textbook series in anthropology, and she has shown her art work in a variety of venues throughout North America and Europe. Her verse novel, Like Water on Stone, set during the Armenian genocide is forthcoming from Delacorte Press (Penguin Random House) in fall 2014.