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Short Course

Making Sequential Narratives

With Alexis Deacon & Andrea Macdonald


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Learn how to structure and execute compelling visual narratives in both picture book and comic forms – using frames, page turns and spreads to create engaging and rewarding children’s books. 

In this Short Course, you will understand some of the fundamental skills of sequential storytelling including the value of thumbnails and storyboards to pace your story and spot unintentional patterns, understanding the use and value of compositional space in a sequential narrative and understanding that sequences depend on the audience being able to track consistent elements across the story.

By the end of this course, you will have produced three similar character designs that can be repeated multiple times with the audience being able to distinguish them each time, a page of comic book sequential art with before and after plans, and a storyboard with each ‘page’ of the sequence visible on the same sheet.

About this Short Course:

Speakers: Alexis Deacon & Andrea Macdonald

Where: Online

When: PART 1: 29th July 2023 & PART 2: 5th August 2023

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This was definitely the best, and most inspiring course that I have participated in over the years!

Having that author/illustrator and art director insight was the best thing.

A great opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas.

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Pathways Plus is a series of Masterclasses and Short Courses for all aspiring illustrators, delivered by award-winning illustrators and highly-experienced children’s book publishers. The courses provide an amazing opportunity to learn how to illustrate children’s books from the best in the industry as well as giving participants a real insight into the world of children’s publishing.

Pathways Plus courses can be taken as one-offs or as a package and have been developed by the same team who created Pathways Into Children’s Publishing, a unique, highly-acclaimed two-year professional training programme for aspiring and emerging illustrators.

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