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Graphic Memoir

We’ll explore telling stories from our own lives in this class as we make a wide range of autobiographical comics. A typical class will include a mix of drawing instruction, writing prompts, and close reads of works by graphic novelists like Lynda Barry, Lat, Adrian Tomine, and John Porcellino. The last session will include a private reading, with everyone presenting a piece of their choice that resulted from the lessons. No special prior drawing experience required.

*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: Greg Stump

Grade: 5-8

Location: Online

Duration: 4 sessions

Start Date: 02/21/2021

End Date: 03/14/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Greg Stump

Greg Stump was a regular contributor for more than a decade to The Comics Journal (as a journalist and critic) and The Stranger (as a cartoonist and illustrator). His work in comics includes the weekly strip Dwarf Attack and the comic book series Urban Hipster, a co-creation with David Lasky that was nominated for a Harvey and Ignatz award. Most recently, Fantagraphics released his graphic novel debut Disillusioned Illusions in 2015 through the publisher's FU Press imprint. An adjunct lecturer at Seattle University and a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts & Lectures, he has been teaching comics to students of all ages for close to two decades.

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