January Write Club for Grown Ups– Thumbnailing Scenes in Graphic Novel and Comics

Write Club for Grown Ups:Thumbnailing Scenes in Graphic Novels and Comics with Jen Hernandez

 Turn a story scene into a comic with Jen Hernandez at the January Write Club for Grown Ups

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Upcoming Session

Adults (Ages 16+)
January 25, 2024 | 6-8pm 

This is an in-person event.

Wordcrafters Studio
436 Charnelton St. Ste 100
Eugene, OR 97401

We now offer Pay From Your Heart Pricing

We want everyone to have access to our writing programs. Choose the ticket price that best reflects your financial capacity. If you need further support, please contact us at bewriting@wordcrafters.org.

Participant – $52.00 (For those with limited access to funds)

Sustainer – $69.00 (The true cost of this offering)

Patron – $86.00 (This amount supports those who need to pay less to attend)

Registration Closes January 18

Masks are appreciated in common areas as we have medically sensitive folks attending, and want everyone to be able to participate.

Ever wanted to see your stories as a graphic novel or comic?

Brilliant artistry is less important than understanding how to turn the mood, pacing, and tone into a visual representation.

We’re opening up our popular youth Write Club series for adults: (Because grown ups need clubs and fun too!)

In this two-hour Write Club for Grown Ups workshop with graphic artist Jen Hernandez:

  • You’ll learn how to turn your stories into a comic or graphic novel one scene at a time.
  • You’ll learn how to break down a scene from a story you’ve written into scripted parts, and then use those notes to make a visual thumbnail of the scene.
  • You’ll learn how to frame an image to show what your characters are feeling, as well as how to get inspiration from graphic novels for young adults. 
  • You’ll learn about pacing for tone, dramatic angles, and considerations specific to comix media.
  • And you’ll practice drawing skills and storytelling through the art of comix.

Drawing experience is not necessary, and you’ll get basic drawing tips to start from whatever skill level you have.

You’ll need to bring:

  • scenes you’ve already written for short stories, novels, poetry, or screenplays in any genre. 
  • any drawing materials you’d like to use. (We’ll have plain paper and pencils and pens)

By the end of the workshop, you’ll have notes and the beginnings of a thumbnailed scene for a comic or graphic novel, to continue working on later, plus tips for visualizing written content for comics, next steps, and a list of resources for further study. 

Do you have questions about this or any of our programs? Email us at bewriting@wordcrafters.org

About the Instructor

Jen Hernandez (she/they) is an artist and educator based in Corvallis, Oregon. Through fine arts illustration, comics and crafting, Jen tells stories inspired by the natural environment, people, and stories of the Pacific Northwest and world mythology. Connect with her on Instagram or at her website https://jenhernandezart.com/.

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