If you live in the Auckland area and have always wanted to give comics creation a go, here's your chance: a five week night class with the creators of Blastosaurus!
Taking place at Rangitoto Collage from Tuesday 29th of May, the course will fill you in on everything you need to know about creating comics. A look at the conventions of the comic book from the past to the present; learn how it has developed through history, and apply this to the production of a comic/graphic novel or comic strip. With practical exercises during each class.
Above: A page from the Blastosaurus webcomic, by Richard Fairgray & Terry Jones. Copyright Richard Fairgray & Terry Jones 2012.
The tutors are Richard Fairgray, writer/artist of Blastosaurus, and his co-writer Terry Jones. Together they have been publishing Blastosaurus for over four years, as a comic and a successful webcomic which you can view HERE. Fairgray has also co-written the webcomics The Inspiration Duncans and The Darwin Fairies for Beyond Reality Media, which you can read HERE.
The tuition fee for the complete 5 week course is a very reasonable $159.00 incl GST, which includes material costs. Registration closes soon, so to enroll or find out more, visit the Rangitoto Collage website HERE.
Above: The recently released Blastosaurus Issue 00, by Richard Fairgray & Terry Jones. Copyright Richard Fairgray & Terry Jones 2012.