Explore the world of autobiographical comics and create panel-to-panel visual narratives based on your experiences, adventures, family histories and dreams.

Study the works of artists like Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Carol Tyler and Art Spiegelman, who are known for illustrating their daily lives. Learn the fundamentals of comics; structure, composition and narrative; create an original script; and use a variety of drawing materials to tell your story.

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  • Autobiographical Cartoon/Comic

    First Session: Sat, Jun 17, 2017, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Instructor: Rick Bleier  show bio

    Rick Bleier has been teaching drawing, painting and cartooning, in a wide variety of media, for over 40 years. He has taught both children and adults, working for NYC-based organizations such as Studio In A School, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum, Bronx Community College, Childrens' Museum Of The Arts, LEAP and of course 92nd Street Y. Rick is a freelance illustrator and writer: his work is largely about the confluence of Word + Image; he is currently working on 1. an illustrated narrative "memoir"--a "graphic novel" autobiography recounting his various picaresque adventures traveling the country, and 2. an exhaustive illustrated bio of Jack Kerouac. Work has been published by Rolling Stone and The Village Voice; he has also done artwork for Saturday Night Live, Night Of Too Many Stars and New Jersey Goodlife. Rick's editorial strip, "Ral Boomer," can...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Saturday

    Sessions: 5

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    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S114, Main Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $188.00

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