Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New Courses at the Toronto Cartoonists Workshop!


Ty Templeton’s Comic Book Bootcamp Level One
Instructor: Ty Templeton

The BOOTCAMP covers every aspect of the art and business of making comics- including layout, storytelling, anatomy, scripting, panel transitions, dialog, plotting, inking, background and cover design, and the basic language of sequential art itself. It is the perfect entry level intensive for anyone interested in working in comics.

Ty has spent years teaching and perfecting this popular workshop and its been packed in previous incarnations. From muscle bristling superheroes, to moody underground hipster webcomics, this class will teach you why you want to make comic art, and how to make it better. While an ability to draw is helpful, it is not necessary.

Ty Templeton is a three time Eisner-Award winner and has drawn and/or written Batman, The Simpsons, Spider-man, Superman, Star Trek, She-Hulk, Justice League, Hoverboy, and many more---

Kidding Around: Writing Comics for Younger Readers
Instructor: Sam Agro

An in depth study of the fundamentals of writing comics and animation for kids from 5 to 15. Students will explore writing for established commercial properties and developing characters and stories of their own. The course will include the basics of story structure, kid relevance, humor, idea pitching and how to work effectively with an artist. Through analyzing examples of kids comics and animation, and through practical writing assignments, students will beef up their writing muscles and solidify their understanding of the form.

Sam Agro began his career in 1983, working as a storyboard artist in the animation industry producing hundreds of storyboards for shows like Ewoks and Droids, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Ripping Friends. Sam has written for TVO’s Polka Dot Shorts, the animated segments of Elliot Moose is on the Loose and many, many scripts for DC’s Looney Tunes and Block Party comics. Sam regularly performs improv and sketch comedy with the groups The Wrecking Crew and The Canadian Space Opera Company.

Professional Layout and Story Telling for Comics and Graphic Novels
Instructor: Ty Templeton

From thumbnail layouts to finished pencils, this course teaches everything you need to know about the unique process of telling stories with pictures. It contains the condensed art components from Ty’s ever popular Comic Book Bootcamp Levels I AND 2. Learn to THINK like a comic artist as well as how to CREATE like one. Essential learning for future Marvel Zombies, Indy Artists or Webcomic creators. While a basic drawing skill is helpful, it is not necessary.

Start Date: All courses begin the week of April 12th.
Time: Evening courses 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.- Saturday courses 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Location: Bloor St. United Church, 300 Bloor Street West
Length: 8 weeks of 3 hour classes
Cost: $350. plus G.S.T.
Phone: Walter Dickinson- 647-502-7605