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Ben Wood: Creating a Visual Story

Session Info:

There are a lot of steps involved in creating illustrations for a story. But where do you start? In this fun and interactive session Ben will share the process of drawing a story visually. He’ll share how he illustrated ‘Real Pigeons Fight Crime’, a hilarious new series in the same vein as Dav Pilkey’s Dogman and Aaron Blabey’s Bad Guys. A lot of fun in this one.


  • Visual literacy
  • Problem solving with illustrations
  • Creating unique characters that help extend a story
  • Step-by-step process of creating a book
  • Illustration formats, eg. picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, comics
  • This workshop leads into writing a story. It isn’t intimidating to write or draw by the end of this session!

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