Sequential Art Essentials

If you’ve been following my work for a minute you might recall that I’ve been experiencing a little bit of success in teaching (what’s success anyway? find out further down) over this Summer. It started with a one-off workshop which grew into a 6-week coaching course plus a number of appearances on podcasts and panels.

So when I received the invite to propose a new course for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators S.C.B.W.I. a group I’d been a member of since the release of my premiere children’s book Little Monk & the Mantis (2012). I submitted two courses; 5 Helpful Crowdfunding Hacks (based on the above mentioned workshop) and Sequential Art Essentials.

This is what I wrote –
Sequential art is more than just making comics, it is essential in movie making and in editorial instruction. A cartoon can simply be a funny drawing, but sequential art relies on the use of multiple images in a sequence to tell a story or achieve an effect. There are many written and unwritten rules to doing that effectively and in this session we will cover those often overlooked essential rules and conventions which can make or break the story-telling of an image sequence.

It turns out they liked it. I’ll be presenting this breakout session at 10:25am October 21, 2023; as a part of the S.C.B.W.I. Oktoberfest. Plus they added me to their faculty page.

Oktoberfest 10.21.2023

The San Francisco Bay Area’s ultimate gathering for children’s book writers and illustrators is back in-person for the 2023 Oktoberfest Conference! Immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere of creativity and learning, with a lineup featuring renowned authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals who will inspire and guide you on your artistic journey. Engage in riveting talks and panels, fine-tune your manuscripts and portfolios through insightful critiques, and unleash your pitch prowess in the Agent Pitch Speed Dating. Don’t miss Oktoberfest for your chance to learn, create, and connect.

Oct 21, 2023  Roundhouse Conference Center
San Ramon, California