londonprintstudio is running free workshops in ‘Comics and Comic Production’ this year for 16-20 year olds on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-7.00pm, led by industry professionals and comic interns.
Part of the londonprintstudio comic collective project, artist Karrie Fransmen tells us it’s funded by the John Lyon’s Charity so it’s an excellent opportunity to pick up some tips and trick of the trade.
The first workshop is on 18th January with a session from screenwriter Ben Davies on developing characters, narrative and story arcs and there are events coming up with Woodrow Phoenix in February and Al Davison in March.
Call 020 8969 3247 to book a place or pop in. There is a £5 booking fee but it will be entirely reinbursed when you turn up.
From scores of high quality applicants, a group of young graduates – Karrie Fransmen, Isabel Greenberg, Freya Harrison, Joe Kelly, Rachel Emily Taylor and William Goldsmith – were chosen to showcase the best of young British comic talent at the londonprintstuido.
For six months they will be interning at the studio, working on an ambitious comics anthology and running workshops for young members of the local community.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.