(ONLINE) Comics Workshop with Summer Pierre

Hudson Valley illustrator Summer Pierre will teach students how to easily build a short comic by using a series of timed exercises and breaking an action down into steps.  By the end of the workshop participants will have completed a short original comic and will have a deeper understanding about how information and narrative work within the comics medium.

This program is FREE and open to all ages.

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Materials needed: index cards are ideal, but paper (any kind) works great and pen (no pencils allowed!). Black fine pen preferred, but really any pen that helps you draw quickly and the ink won’t bleed too much.

Instructor bio: Summer Pierre is a cartoonist and writer living in the Hudson Valley, New York. She is the author of the graphic memoir, All The Sad Songs (nominated for a 2019 Eisner Award)and the autobiographical comic series, Paper Pencil Life.  Her comic review of The Letters of Sylvia Plath for NewYorker.com, “Sylvia Plath’s Last Plan,” was a finalist for 2019 Slate Studio Prize. Her other books include The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week (“A virtual bible for artists and day jobs” -The Boston Globe) and Great Gals: Inspired Ideas for Living a Kick-Ass Life. Her writing and art have appeared in The New York Times, NewYorker.com, Pen America, and The Comics Journal among other places. 

See her work here: http://summerpierre.com/


Saturday, May 16th, 2020

3 PM - 4 PM