London’s City Lit “Creating Comics” courses start soon

If you’re interested in creating comics for a living or just for fun, then why not check out artist Steve Marchant‘s upcoming adults’ classes at City Lit in the heart of London?

City Lit London Creating Comics Courses - Winter 2019

Cartooning for All Levels” begins on 16th October 2019 and runs until 4th December, taking place at City Lit’s Keeley Street base in Covent Garden, London.

Costing £349, it’s an opportunity to discover how to develop your own cartooning style through a range of traditional drawing and digital techniques. Create a portfolio of work in preparation for professional commissions. To book a place, visit this page

Making Mini-Comics” costs £249 and runs from 15th November 2019 until 13th December. Learn how to use illustration, cartooning and collage to create innovative mini comics or fanzines.

Find out how to self-publish your work – and be part of the vibrant underground comic movement. To book a place, visit this page.

Steve Marchant is the author of two books – The Cartoonist’s Workshop (still available on Amazon), and The Computer Cartoon Kit (also available, but now out of date). He’s one of the UK’s foremost tutors in comic-strip and cartoon skills who has taught students of all ages for the last 25 years at London’s City University, Birkbeck (University of London), the Hayward Gallery, Tate Britain, the Arvon Foundation, the Black Cultural Archive, the London Cartoon Centre, and the Cartoon Museum – where he is also the curator of its HLF-funded ‘Comics Creators’ gallery.

He regularly teaches at schools and libraries across the UK and has taught in Hungary and Latvia for the British Council. His personal comic-strips appear sporadically in the award-winning online comic Aces Weekly – and you can find him online at stevemarchantblog.wordpress.com

London-based City Lit offers a huge range of evening, weekend and daytime courses, inspiring 60,000 Londoners with over 5,000 courses each year.

They pride ourselves on offering an array of courses across a massive range of subject areas including art and design, history, writing, computing, massage, languages and much more. Catering to the busy Londoner, their courses run during the daytime, evenings and weekends to help you find something that fits in with your busy schedule.

In case you’re wondering, Steve’s art for his promotional poster for these new courses is the cover of a comic, Fantastic Life, starring “Stupidface”, which he self-published some 25 years ago. “I thought it’d be nice to give it an airing,” Steve notes.

It’s certainly very striking and caught my eye straight away!

CITY LIT CREATING COMICS BOOKING PAGES

Cartooning for All Levels

Making Mini-Comics

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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