JOIN US ON MAY 3, 2012 AT 5:00 PM FOR OUR MAY CHAPTER MEETING!
Comics Are Great For Workplace Learning!
Learn how a cartoonist uses drawings, panel size, and crazy sound effects to immerse their readers in the story! Cartoonist Jerzy Drozd will lead you in an interactive discussion on some of the fundamental comics storytelling principles, after which you'll be invited to create a short comics story of your own!
Participants will achieve a deeper understanding of visual narrative principles of shape, size, and line and will be empowered to use drawing more as a communicative medium in their work. Participants will more readily make the connection between visual storytelling and UI/UX principles.
Jerzy Drozd began his comics illustration career at 19, self-publishing his own comic books. He is the contributing editor of Sugary Serials, a comics anthology that specializes in all-ages comics serialized online and collected in print. In 2006 he completed his 197-page online graphic novel, The Front, a retelling of the first comics story he self-published.
Drozd’s main passion has always been comics, and he enjoys sharing his enthusiasm with others. In 2005 he began performing workshops at schools and universities. He worked with ArtServe Michigan on their Literacy Arts Comic Book Project, teaching the comics art form to Detroit 3rd and 4th graders. In 2008 he lead a professional development workshop for teachers at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In June 2009 he began serving as the programming director for the annual Kids Read Comics celebration, an event he co-organized with teen librarian Edith Burney, DC Comics writer Dan Mishkin, and Green Brain Comics store owner Dan Merritt.
Dinner and Networking: 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Chapter Business: 5:30pm – 5:45pm
Presentation: 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Q&A/Closing: 6:45pm – 7:00pm
LOCATION: Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105