Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Comics Evening Course - Visual Storytelling

This January I'll be commencing to teach an 8 week evening course in comic making entitled Visual Storytelling.

It's going to be on in Marino College in Fairview, Dublin and will begin on Monday 27th January from 7-9pm and continue each following Monday night.

Students will learn the basics of comic storytelling and each create their own multi-page, black and white story for inclusion in a class anthology, a copy of which they will receive at the final class.

The focus will be on storytelling through words and pictures with an emphasis on personal and autobiographical work. The class does not require previous drawing experience though it will include hints and tips on cartooning, design and other related visual skills as well as information on the layout and print-production aspect of comic book creation.

Each class will include hands-on practical exercises as well as ‘homework’ for the following weeks. Materials will be provided for the first class.

The course will consist of 8 weeks of 2 hour classes. The overall cost for the course is €80. Sign-up for the course is Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st January at Marino College from 5-8pm - more details on sign-up and the postal enrolment form here.
Email me directly - philip dot barrett at gmail dot com (dot = .   at = @).

Friday, December 20, 2013

Last Years Christmas Card


Cards from previous years here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Zine workshop at Seomra Spraoi

This Sunday 20th October from 3 - 4pm I'll be doing a workshop in Seomra Spraoi as part of the Eddie Pie Hands launch. It's at 10 Belevedere Court which is not far off off Mountjoy Square in Dublin (map here).

The launch goes on from 12 - 6pm and there are plenty of other cool workshops as well as food and entertainment. Suggested donation is a fiver. Eddie Pie Hands is a non-profit printing resource for zine makers and DIY publishers and provides a great value way of getting your work reproduced. Facebook page here and good Totally Dublin article on them here.

I'll be asking 'Why bother make a zine when you can just blog?', explaining why, showing some of my early self-publishing efforts:

and showing how to make a zine out of one sheet of paper which is pretty much the following diagram:

It'll be all about getting back to my roots - yeah?

Monday, September 30, 2013

Wrong Way, Turn Back

Piece that I did for the very natty 'Gods and Monsters' anthology from last year. This appeared reformatted somewhat in the book itself.