On Sunday 1st April SelfMadeHero will be running four 90 minute comics workshops at Somerset House’s annual Pick Me Up show. We’ve lined up four of our most inventive creators to get you inspired with hands on activities:
11:30–13:00 Catherine Anyango (Heart of Darkness) examines questions of environment and narrative in her workshop using photography as inspiration.
13:30–15:00 Prof. Andrzej Klimowski (The Master & Margarita, Robot, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) deals with the surreal and adapting short stories to sequentially illustrated one pagers using illustration and collage.
15:30–17:00 Let JAKe (Hellraisers) teach you how to skewer celebrities through the medium of comics in this masterclass on capturing likenesses.
17:30–19:00 Join Sława Harasymowicz (The Wolf Man) for a mini-comics workshop exploring dreamworlds.
All these workshops are free and will be followed by a signing in the Pick Me Up shop where you can talk to the artists one-on-one.
This Friday, JAKe and I will be talking about the renaissance in British graphic novels and comics at Pick Me Up in a D&AD Sharp’ner event along with our buddy Alex Spiro from Nobrow. You can buy tickets here.
So, join us!