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Dean Rankine: POW! ZAP! WHACK! Comic Book Workshop

Session Info:

In this fun, hands-on workshop participants will learn the ins and outs of comic books (including some history, language and storytelling techniques) by a professional comic book creator. Then it’s pencils at the ready to have a go!


  • The History of Comics – it goes back further than you think.
  • The ‘Language’ of Comics (Speech Balloons, Thinking Bubbles, Narration Boxes and Sound Effects).
  • ‘Camera’ shots and angles.
  • Showing emotions in drawing.
  • How I got into drawing comics (AND drawing Simpsons).
  • Making comics from start to finish.
  • Let’s make a comic!

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