Are you a news junkie with a taste for graphic novels? Or maybe you’re a comics fan who also geeks out over The New Yorker and “This American Life.” At the intersection of art and nonfiction, comics journalism radically combines real stories about real people with imaginative, drawn storytelling.
We’ll tear through a brief lecture and conversation about contemporary comics journalism and then go straight into a workshop in which you’ll learn the building blocks of a comics story and how to apply journalism tools and ethics. Some reporting experience is useful, but not necessary. If you choose, you may bring a short piece of journalism — ideally a simple narrative — and we’ll thumbnail some of it into the beginnings of a comic.
1150 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20071
Neighborhood: McPherson Square
Between L and M streets NW