Graphic Novels Library Malta (GNLM) in collaboration with the Central Public Library (CPL) is organizing two comics related courses open to the general public. After receiving an overwhelming demand and recommendation for courses from library patrons and comic book enthusiasts, GNLM will be organizing a Creating Comics course and an Understanding Comics course.
If you have an idea for a graphic novel or short comic, you like to draw or you are simply interested in the work involved in creating a graphic novel; the Creating Comics course will give you the building blocks to perfect your skills and help you develop in the world of comics. The course is being taught by Peter Magro (S.T.E.A.M) who will bring all his expertise and share it with all the participants in order to teach students the basics of comics book making. Students applying for this course will receive a free copy of iDraw Comics and iDraw Manga, which will be used as guide and also serve as a tool to practice on while creating comics.
If you like reading comics and like to analyse them in detail, then this is the course for you. Taught by Dean Fenech (Apocalypse Rocked), the Understanding Comics course will centre on dissecting the comic book medium and explore all the different styles by looking at the evolution of comics through the ages and learning from legendary artists and writers who have impacted the medium throughout their careers. A free copy of the phenomenal book Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud will be given to all participants. This book will be used as a textbook for the course. By following the structure of the book, participants will gain a solid understanding of the comic book medium and they will be able to analytically look at comics and graphic novels in a unique way.
These courses will start in March and they will be held at the Central public Library in Floriana every Saturday from 10:00 till 12:00. Each course is 14 weeks long and after completion each participant will receive a certificate of attendance. The cost for each course separately is EUR 30.
For bookings and more information please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook on the Graphic Novels Library Malta page