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This presentation is packed with visuals, including a slideshow reading of the book One Minute’s Silence, snippets of sound effect and animation. The talk includes lots of “behind-the-scenes” insights into the ideas in the book, the historical research and clear examples of how the drawings were made, from rough through to finished art. This is the perfect accompaniment to a class study of One Minute’s Silence and Gallipoli in general. This session also complements the detailed teacher’s notes and illustrator’s commentary freely available from the Allen& Unwin website.
About the book:
One Minute’s Silence is a book about Gallipoli and Remembrance unlike any other. The author, David Metzenthen, asks readers to imagine soldiers’ experiences from both sides of a conflict, to empathize with defenders and invaders in turn.
Illustrator Michael Camilleri brings this to life with an array of techniques and ideas: comics, maps, technical illustrations of war machinery and the use of contemporary year 12 students in place of both turks and diggers.
A shorter but just as fun (if not “funner”!) version of Michael’s hugely successful Crash Course in Comics. This mini workshop has been designed especially for younger budding artists and storytellers. With step-by step guidance, children will create their own visual stories. They will experientially learn to construct a visual narrative that makes sense and […]
Kids and adults get straight into creating a story with their own drawings in this fast moving introduction to the language of picture-stories. But don’t worry, no skill is required! The session draws on techniques and theory from film, comics and picture books, and has been developed from Michael’s professional experience in these fields. It […]