HUMOR WRITING IN DARK TIMES
Let's face it, 2020 isn't pulling any punches. This year has brought a global pandemic, an NBA playoffs with no live audience, a news cycle that mimics the Handmaid's Tale, the largest protests in US history, and the ultimate comeback of white supremacy—did it ever leave though? While it is the spring cleaning of years, 2020 may also give us fodder for our best writing. This workshop will focus on how to write comic strips (and jokes) to respond to some of the most difficult issues of the day—police violence, global warming, and banning TikTok. Jumpstart your humor writing career with hands-on activities designed to make the not-so-funny, funny.
CREATING A COMIC BOOK FROM SCRATCH
Do you have an idea for a comic book but don't know where to start? In this workshop, we will discuss the steps needed to develop a comic book from concept to finished product. By examining how to use character development, world building, and conflict, the class will provide a formula for writing scripts. In addition, we will break down the roles of a writer, illustrator, inker, and colorist, and how to build your team.
HOW TO CREATE A WEB SERIES: FROM SCRIPT TO SEASON
You've shared your vision with your closest friends, edited your script a gaggle of times, and imagined what your web series would look like on screen. Now what?
This workshop provides all the tools needed to produce an entire web series. From casting, budgeting, location scouting, developing a shooting schedule to preparing script read throughs, you will be equipped with plug and play templates to organize your entire production.
NOTE: This workshop focuses on the production side of creating your web series. If you're interested in script development, How to Create A Comic Book From Scratch course delves into that process in detail.
Workshops are a great way to engage aspiring writers and producers at all stages of their career. Contact me if you would like me to bring one of these workshops to your next student event, professional development training, or conference engagement.