Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chris Garrison's Cartooning Workshop

Calling All Cartoonists!

Forstall Art Center of Birmingham will be hosting a one-day cartooning workshop, taught by me, cartoonist Chris Garrison (creator of Zoo Laffs and founder of the Salty 'Ham Cartooneestas). As you draw, I'll help you hone your basic cartooning skills: construction, line of action, silhouette, and expression. As the day progresses, I'll discuss inking, character design, appeal, flair, staging, and storytelling.

You are strongly encouraged to bring your sketchbooks and drawings with you for some informative input. Whether you want to draw superheroes, manga, or breakfast cereal mascots, this workshop will help you to become the BEST cartoonist you can be!

Ages 16 and up.
$75 gets you in, and a very nice set of supplies comes with the deal. And lunch is included!

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
10am - 3pm
at the
Forstall Art Center
(at the Palisades, in Birmingham)

Here are some more samples of my work. Click to enlarge:


A Koszis said...

Oh I wish I could go...

Chris_Garrison said...

Thanks, A!

A Koszis said...

So, how did it go? A good turnout I hope?

Chris_Garrison said...

No, darn it! We had decided that if less than 5 people signed up, we wouldn't do it. I think only 3 signed up.

Maybe Birmingham's not really suited to it, I don't know. I've collected a long list of cartoonists from around the area, but I guess that, being cartoonists, they'd rather stay home and draw. Perhaps we'll try again at some point.

A Koszis said...

Well crud, that's too bad. Even though I couldn't be there, I know that I was excited for it.

Then again, maybe it was just that I would be excited to meet anyone in real life with any drawing styles other than tired out anime stuff.

Oh well, better luck next time I guess.