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Creating Graphic Novels

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Illustration by Carol Adlam

Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm, five weeks

Indicative maximum class size: 16

This course will inspire you to consider the building blocks of a graphic novel. With guidance you'll create your own short graphic novel in dummy book form. 

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Course Dates

27th January 2018 – 24th February 2018

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Course Description

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in developing artwork for comic books/graphic novels.

During this course you will:

  • learn about the differences between graphic novels and comic books
  • explore sequential art, thumbnails and storyboarding
  • develop a character, structure a narrative and edit a text.

What will you gain?

You'll leave the course with an understanding of how to create and produce professional looking manuscripts and storyboards. This is a very practical course involving drawing, writing and design.

Tutor Profile: Carol Adlam is a full-time illustrator based in the East Midlands, specialising in narrative art, graphic novels, reportage and children's book illustration.

She's a graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and has been shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards (New Talent 2015 and 2016).

She's published several graphic novel projects including The New Wipers Times, Susanne's Story, Ministry of Women, and Amy in Love.

Carol is currently artist-in-residence at Nottingham Lakeside Arts where she's completing a graphic novel for the museum called Thinking Room Only.

She works with publishers, designers, museums and community groups, and delivers workshops at schools and universities. 

Further information available at www.caroladlam.co.uk

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813