You Can Do A Graphic Novel

book cover with fun comics on it
You Can Do a Graphic Novel by Barbara Slate

Event Info

This four-week, virtual workshop takes place on Zoom on Thursdays, October 12, October 19, October 26, and November 2 from 6:00–8:00 pm ET. 

  • Thursday, October 12, 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 19, 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 26, 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • Thursday, November 2, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Please Note: Registration for this workshop closes on October 5, at 11:59 pm.

About the Workshop:

This virtual workshop is taught by CBA instructor Barbara Slate.

In this virtual workshop Slate encourages participants to find inspiration for their graphic novels in whatever they find most interesting—whether it be their own life, fantasy, or something else. Participants are welcome to build off existing projects. Over the course of the workshop, Slate will guide participants through developing characters, structuring plotlines, and designing layout. 

Participants will get feedback from instructor Barbara Slate and from the other participants. You do NOT need to know how to draw to participate. Students will gain a new knowledge about how to create and execute a graphic novel. 

Past participants of this workshop say:

“I am so glad I took this class. I used to be an art director for print ads and recently I thought about trying to illustrate small stories. This was a great place to start!”

“Very inspiring course.”

“I am enjoying the course immensely – it is a lot of fun”

Required Materials:

Required Materials:

  • pencil
  • paper

About Barbara Slate

Barbara Slate is an author and cartoonist who has written, drawn and created over 300 stories—for Marvel, DC Comics, and Archie Comics. She is featured in the book, A Century of Women Cartoonists.

Barbara teaches at Montclair State University using her critically acclaimed text book You Can Do A Graphic Novel.  

All images courtesy of the instructor.

Register now before spots fill up — registration closes on October 5 at 11:59pm. Virtual workshops at Center for Book Arts will be recorded and the recording will be provided for all registered participants after the class.

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