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Workshops

Topics

  • Using the Graphic Novel in the Classroom – looks at how teachers can better use, or start to use, the graphic novel as a teaching tool
  • How to Write a Graphic Novel – writing workshop for youth and adults, looks at how to write and produce a graphic novel
  • General writing workshops
  • Motivational speaking

Using the Graphic Novel in the Classroom Abstract:

The graphic novel is an incredible tool for education. Not only does it powerfully motivate students to read, the graphic novel can make learning easier and more effective. David Robertson will discuss how his personal history, growing up detached from culture, led him to write graphic novels, and will use his graphic novels as a case study on how the graphic novel can be used in the classroom.  

Adult Graphic Novel Writing Workshop Abstract:

The graphic novel is a work of sequential art; creating it is a dynamic and intricate process, from conceptualizing the story to seeing the final words ad pictures on the page. Join award-winning graphic novelist David Robertson as he explains how text and image work together to create a vivid story, including how to create a compelling script, how to make the right choices in terms of image, word, frame, transition, flow, etc; how and why images and words mingle; and how all of these elements come together.

Youth Graphic Novel Writing Workshop Abstract:

At first glance, graphic novels might seem a bit of superhero fluff. But nothing could be further from the truth. The graphic novel is a respected new form of literary and visual art, one requiring complex writing and graphic skills that can segue into other media such as filmmaking and creative writing. Join award-winning graphic novelist David Robertson for a tour of the graphic novel, including its brief history, the scripting process, and how a script evolves into a completed graphic work. 


If you would like to ask David a question, request his presence as a speaker, or to conduct a workshop, please contact him using the contact form below. He’ll also do Skype if you’re far, far away!

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