Friday, January 16, 2015

Comics Evening Course - Autumn 2014 work

Details on current courses here.

In previous rounds of the course each participant works on their own graphic short story which is then collected into a class anthology booklet, a copy of which everyone receives in the last class.

The class of Autumn 2014 did a bunch of excellent work and each participant contributed a 4 page story. The anthology is called Pick N'Comix and  you can download and read the full booklet here (pdf 7.5mb).

Below is the cover and following that a selection of pages from the comic:


Simon the Pear - Ceili Braidwood



The Purr-fect Plan - Helen McCormack



You Come Back - Katherine Foyle



Shambles - Maria Butler




Warhorse - Rob Shiels



The Diord Fionn - Seán Hogan



A Hero Dublin Deserves - Tara Ferguson




Have a look at the work from the class of Spring 2014 here.

Comics Evening Course - Visual Storytelling - Spring 2015

The Visual Storytelling night class is happening again for Spring 2015.

It's going to be on in Marino College in Fairview, Dublin (note it's Marino College in Fairview not the one on the North Strand - see map) and will begin on Monday 26th January from 7-9pm and continue each following Monday night.



Students will learn the basics of comic storytelling and each create their own multi-page, black and white story for inclusion in a class anthology, a copy of which they will receive at the final class.

The focus will be on storytelling through words and pictures with an emphasis on personal and autobiographical work. The class does not require previous drawing experience though it will include hints and tips on cartooning, design and other related visual skills as well as information on the layout and print-production aspect of comic book creation.

Each class will include hands-on practical exercises as well as ‘homework’ for the following weeks. Materials will be provided for the first class.

The course will consist of 8 weeks of 2 hour classes. The overall cost for the course is €80. Sign-up for the course is Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th January at Marino College from 5.30-8pm. You can also reserve a place by emailing adulteducation at marino.cdetb.ie (at = @) or calling Marino college at 01 833 2100 or 01 833 9342 

More details on sign-up and the postal enrolment form at the Marino College website here.

See the work from the Autumn 2014 round of the course here.

Email me directly for any questions - philip dot barrett at gmail dot com (dot = .   at = @).

Friday, January 02, 2015

Xmas 2013 Card

Usually I post the previous years card before Christmas itself but things were just mad busy this year. Hope you had a good holiday anyway and very best wishes for 2015!




Previous cards here.