This workshop offers a safe space for LGBTQIA participants to come together and learn about comics, some famous queer artists, and how to make them on their own. Nicole J. Georges will guide students through basic comic layout and construction, terminology, character design, and process in this 3-hour workshop. This will be hands-on, but students will not leave this workshop with a completed comic. Nicole will talk students through professional practices and planning a long-form project.
Participants should bring a sketchbook or any book with blank pages, and their favorite writing pen and drawing pen.
$50 Non-Members | $45 Members
Please note, this event is capped at 20 participants.
About the Artist:
Nicole J. Georges is a writer, illustrator, podcaster & professor from Portland, OR. Her Lambda Award winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant” by Rachel Maddow, and “disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at once” by Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home. “ Allô, dr Laura? was an Official Selection at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. She has been publishing her own zines and comics for 20 years, and has toured the country extensively, including two appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit tour. Nicole won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2012. She was the 2013 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies, the 2015/16 Donaldson Writer in Residence at the College of William and Mary, and currently teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program. Nicole currently lives in between Portland and Los Angeles with her chomeranian best friend, Ponyo Georges. Learn more...