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Andy Mason, a cartoonist and comic creator who works under the pen name N.D. Mazin and is particularly known for Blue Mamba, and Archie Birch, the creator of The Number 1 Game, are presenting an eight-week course on the theory and practice of making comics. Participants can jump into single sessions or take part in the entire course for a discount.

The course "tackles the visual language of graphic narrative, including image and text, panels and time, sequence and storytelling, character and caricature, stereotype and archetype, theme and plot, composition and layout, action and dialogue, traditional and digital rendering, and publishing online and in print".

Course: The Art Of Comics, Cape Town

The full course breakdown is as follows:
7 March: Session 1: Intro: The Art Of Comics [ Event Details ]
14 March: Session 2: Image And Text: The Visual Languages Of Comic Art [ More Details | Event Details ]
21 March: Session 3: The Illustrated Character [ Event Details ]
28 March: Session 4: Composition And Layout [ Event Details ]
4 April: Session 5: Time, Sequence, And Storytelling Techniques [ Event Details ]
11 April: Session 6: Theme, Plot, Action, And Dialogue: The Essence Of Storymaking
18 April: Session 7: Rendering: Tools, Techniques, Approaches, Traditional/Digital
25 April: Session 8: Putting It Out There: Publishing Online And On Paper

• When: Tuesdays, 7 March 2017 to 25 April 2017, 18:00 to 20:30
• Where: The Hive, Muizenberg Festival HQ, 37 Palmer Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa
• Cost: Each session costs R150 or you can pay R1000 for the entire course.
• Enquiries: Email robyn.j.hosking[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.

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