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Saturday, October 12


Gene Hamm: See Your Character from Every Angle: An Animation Workshop
Animator Gene Hamm (The Smurfs, Gumby, Hell Toupee) will discuss character design and teach you how to visualize your creations from multiple angles.

Saturday October 12, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm


The Center for Cartoon Studies: Making Minicomics
CCS faculty member Alec Longstreth and CCS alumna Nomi Kane will provide some self-publishing tips and then walk students through the steps of making an 8-page minicomic out of a single sheet of paper. You will leave this workshop with a freshly drawn
minicomic to share with your friends and family!

Saturday October 12, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Jason Thompson: Mangaka!! The Fast & Furious Game of Drawing Comics
Join the struggle for comic supremacy! Combine Pictionary and Dungeons & Dragons and you get Mangaka, a fast-paced new storytelling game where every round involves drawing cards and drawing comics. Follow Trends, avoid Impairments (like Blindness and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), and compete with your fellow players to tell the greatest comic stories, even if you can’t even draw a stick figure!

Saturday October 12, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm


Shannon Wheeler: I Thought You'd Be Funnier: Gag Cartooning Workshop
Each week about 50 New Yorker cartoonists each submit 10 ideas, yielding 500 for no more than 20 spots in the magazine. New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler takes you through his creative process and shows you how to turn a funny idea into a successful gag cartoon.

Saturday October 12, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm


Dave Roman: Comics Quickfire!
Comics Quickfire is a fast-paced game show where volunteers are paired off with (or against) professional cartoonists in a series of fun-filled drawing challenges! Audience members provide suggestions and add to the creation of totally improvised epic drawings! Competing cartoonists include Debbie Huey, Stu Livingston, Katie Shanahan, and more!

Saturday October 12, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 13


Danièle Archambault: E-book Publishing 101!
Linguist and cartoonist Danièle Archambault (Stairway Stories, Quèbec-California, Life on Their Own) shares her experience of self-publishing her first multitouch E-book. Get tips on conversion tools, file formatting, publishing options, pricing, and navigating the process without losing your mind or spending a lot of money.

Sunday October 13, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Gabby Gamboa: You're Quite a Character: All-Ages Mask Making
Cartoonist and arts educator Gabrielle Gamboa will guide you through the process of creating an expressive character mask in under an hour. All materials will be provided. Families are especially encouraged in this fun workshop.

Sunday October 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Nidhi Chanani: The Independent Artist's Survival Guide
Hard work and talent will get you only so far as a professional artist. Nidhi Chanani will tell you how to balance a freelancer's lifestyle -- and income -- in the contemporary art and comics scene. 

Sunday October 13, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm


Cara Goldstein: PoetryComics
Poems can make great comics. Author and cartoonist Cara Goldstein's workshop will discuss famous poems that have been adapted into comic form and teach you how to create your own PoetryComics, with a look at David Morice's book of the same name. Cara is a regular workshop presenter at the San Francisco Public Library and Sharon Art Studio. Her curriculum on PoetryComics is published online through Yale University Press. She is currently writing and illustrating two children's books and creating an animated web series called Whispertown.

Sunday October 13, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm