Arvon Announces Graphic Novel Writing Course for June

Leah Moore

Leah Moore

Arvon are running a five-day residential Graphic Novel course with Leah Moore (Sherlock Holmes), Kate Charlesworth (Sally Heathcote: Suffragettes) and Isabel Greenberg this June at The Hurst in Shropshire.

All three creators are experienced graphic novelists who have a mass knowledge to share with aspiring Graphic Novel writers.

Do you aspire to collaborate on a comic or go solo with a self-drawn project? Check out this five-day Graphic Novel course and see how Arvon’s tutors can help you generate and flesh out your ideas, write for visual narrative, and lay out pages. They’ll help you explore graphic styles and techniques to realise your vision on the page.

Leah Moore has written comics since 2004. She has written most genres, including original ‘Sherlock Holmes’ mysteries, horror, fairytales, and even Doctor Who.

Kate Charlesworth

Kate Charlesworth

Kate Charlesworth has written and drawn strips and comics for many different publications. Her books include a recent collaboration with Mary and Bryan Talbot – Sally Heathcote: Suffragette. She is currently scripting a graphic memoir.

Isabel Greenberg

Isabel Greenberg

Isabel Greenberg is a London-based comic artist and illustrator. Her first graphic novelThe Encyclopedia of Early Earth was published in 2013.

 Arvon is a creative writing charity running five-day residential and three-day non-residential courses, as well as retreats. With one-to-one tutorials and daily workshops you’ll soon be on your way to completing your novel. They offer grants to help with course fees: for more information please visit their grant page here.

• Graphic Novel: Writing Pictures and Drawing Stories (13th – 18th June 2016) | Price: £750 (single room), £700 (shared room) | The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre, Clunton, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 0JA | Tel: 01588 640 658 | 


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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