Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Need another reason to attend FandomFest this year?

Here's another great reason to attend FandomFest in Lexington, Kentucky this year:

Beyond the Pow and Zoom!
How to Write a Modern Graphic Novel

In this two-part workshop graphic novel and comic book and graphic novel editor and writer Sean Taylor (Gene Simmons Dominatrix, Oxygen Network’s Bad Girls Club: An Illustrated Adventure) will guide you through the mechanics and tools of comic book scriptwriting, covering such basics as writing for the page turn, plotting for any length of story, conserving dialog, and pacing action with characterization. But he won’t stop there, because he’ll go beyond the mechanics to focus on the “art” of the graphic novel script .

The workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday and will feature a strong hands-on component with “homework” between the sessions as each participant will create a three-page, full-script work. The culmination will a contest, with the winner rewarded with various helpful guidebooks for writers and study-worthy graphic novels.

About the presenter: Sean Taylor writes short stories, novellas, novels, graphic novels and comic books. In his writing life, he has directed the “lives” of zombies, super heroes, goddesses, dominatrices, Bad Girls, pulp heroes, and yes, even frogs, for such diverse bosses as IDW Publishing, Gene Simmons, and The Oxygen Network. He’s the former managing editor of Campfire (formerly Elfin) graphic novels — where he oversaw the publication of graphic novels based on classic literature, world literature and historical biographies, as well as original works — and Shooting Star Comics –where he edited the critically acclaimed Children of the Grave comics series and edited and contributed to the fan favorite Shooting Star Comics Anthology, and was creator and author of the Fishnet Angel: Jane Doe comic book miniseries.