Are you writing your graphic memoir?
Do you need feedback, guidance, and accountability?
to our graphic memoir intensive working group!
If you are working on autobiographical work, a graphic memoir, whether large or small, this is the place to be.
I've taught hundred of students, and my own memoir debuted at #1 on the NY Times Bestseller List.
I'm here to help you find your material, find your voice, with an audience of like-minded readers/creators.
The Graphic Memoir Working Group started in Nov 2017 and has been AMAZING...
And there's plenty of room for you.
Working alone is hard!
Working without guidance is hard.
Working without prompts, exercises and discipline is hard...
I've been there a million times!
But I also know how to get out of it (it's actually fun!)
Let our Graphic Memoir Intensive Working Group get you through.
In the Graphic Memoir Intensive, I'll share with you my favorite inspirations, the draft pitch and proposal I sent for my memoir, and the strategies I use to keep the story alive.
And you'll work with great people working through the same problems you're wrestling with.
In the group, you'll hear amazing stories, tell your own, work on storytelling, get lots of great group feedback as well as lots of input from me, along with guided exercises and examples and wisdom.
Jump in now!
You can learn to make your graphic novel soar.
Jump in anytime, subscribe for one month or 20, and learn from a master teacher and a cohort of like-minded writer/artists.
Come introduce yourself...
Come into the group, introduce yourself, and you'll get instant access to the abundance of materials below and wisdom from me and the rest of the past and present group.
A Masterclass of Material
Every week is a little different. Potential topics and exercises are all bundled in the curriculum below, and it's always growing! We'll pull from these materials as needed during class time, but you're always welcome to dive in and look around.After an in-depth intro week, we’ll build our project piece by piece, by looking at:
- the fear of getting started
- personal material gathering
- general structure
- different tones of voice
- visual metaphor
- getting around sticky personal situations
- cleaning up your room!
- and the in-depth ways we can be compelling on the page
- and much much much more (I'm always surprised myself!)
Past students of mine know that I’m quick to tailor exercises and discussions according to the needs of the group or even individuals.
It may be that some people need guided exercises and others want discussions and feedback. Both are always accommodated.
This group has been dynamic, rich, supportive and super-interesting.
Want to see what real people are like? Want to see real people telling their stories? Want to tell your own?
Want to make your graphic memoir come alive?
This group will focus and inspire you. Let's make your story happen!
- Introductions, characters, plots and themes FREE PREVIEW
- Google+ Group Invitation
- Rosalie Lightning Pitch PDF
- Problems and Characters in Fun Home and Epileptic FREE PREVIEW
- Assignment in the group FREE PREVIEW
- Assignment in PDF form
- Introduction to Drawing Bodies and Heads FREE PREVIEW
- Drawing the Figure - Famous Artists Cartoon Course
- Drawing the Head - Famous Artists Cartoon Course
- Cartooning the Head in Detail - Famous Artists Cartoon Course
- Cartooning the Figure in Detail - Famous Artists Cartoon Course
- Drawing Children, Adults and Teens
- Emotions PDF
- Random Bodies and Stuff
- Introduction to Show and Tell FREE PREVIEW
- Scott McCloud - Chapter 6 Show and Tell
- Introduction to Composition in the Panel FREE PREVIEW
- Molly Bang - How Pictures Work - brief PDF introduction FREE PREVIEW
- Video: Staging Characters in the Panel FREE PREVIEW
- Disney's Basics of Composition PDF FREE PREVIEW
- Storyboarding the Simpsons Way - Composition PDF
- Panel Composition by Kali Ceisemier
- Drawing for Comics from Tom Hart's Comic Strips Book FREE PREVIEW
- Wally Wood's 22 Panels "That Always Work"
- How To Read (and make) a Single-Panel Cartoon - by Tom Hart FREE PREVIEW
- Body Language PDF
- Silhouettes PDF
- Video: Using Reference
- Video: Some Principles of Comics
- Coloring from Tom Hart's Comic Strips Book
- Page Compositions Part 1
- Page Compositions Part 2
- Selection of Trees - PDF
- Mining the Linefield Chapter from How To Say Everything - PDF
- Introduction to Visual Metaphor and Motif FREE PREVIEW
- Sampling of Visual Metaphors
- Gestural Text PDF
- 01 - Why Comics?
- 01 - Why Comics? - My Story
- 02 - Gathering Material
- 02 - Gathering Material - My Story
- 02 - Gathering Materials - Exercises
- 03 - Organizing Materials
- 03 - Organizing Materials - My Story
- 03 - Organizing Material - Exercises
- 04 - Finding a Visual Style
- 04 - Finding a Visual Style - My Story
- 04 - Finding a Visual Style - Exercises
- 05 - Getting Started
- 05 - Getting Started - My Story
- 05 - Getting Started - Exercises
- 06 - Storytelling Strategies
- 06 - Storytelling Strategies - My Story
- 06 - Storytelling Strategies - Exercises
- 07 - Visual Language
- 07 - Visual Language - My Story
- 07 - Visual Language - Exercises
- 08 - Change Your Life
- 08 - Change Your Life - My Story
- 08 - Change Your Life - Exercises
- 08 - Change Your Life -- Live Example
- 09 - Finishing
- 09 - Finishing - My Story
- 09 - Finishing - Exercises
- Ongoing list of links to online articles and books FREE PREVIEW
- Carol Tyler's Red Ribbons
- Carol Tyler - Character Intros and Symbols
- Carol Tyler and Tom Hart speaking at Society of Illustrators - VIDEO FREE PREVIEW
- Images That Sing - PDF from How To Say Everything FREE PREVIEW
- Diary Comics
- Chester Brown - The Playboy Narrative Guide
- Tom's Forest Story in Progress, Feb 2018
- Lettering! Title and Display
- Twisted Sisters PD