Guardian Masterclass: How to Write a Graphic Novel

Friday, August 30, 2013

As the summer winds down and we enter the new school year, Audrey will be participating in a full-day Guardian Masterclass seminar in London entitled How to Write a Graphic Novel, which is being curated by graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero. The following is information from the Guardian’s website which you can also find here:


An endlessly versatile artform which places no limits on the ambition of the storyteller, it has produced masterpieces as varied as Alan Moore’s legendary Watchmen and the groundbreaking graphic journalism of Joe Sacco’s Palestine.

Curated by graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero, this in-depth full-day seminar covers everything you could need to know, from the history of the artform to the mechanics of getting published. With tutors including the bestselling author and graphic novelist Audrey Niffenegger and comic book critic, historian and author Paul Gravett, you’ll learn about the unique possibilities the format offers, how to find and work with an illustrator, how to plan an original narrative or adapt an existing text, and how to visualise the finished pages. The day also includes a primer on the realities of the graphic novel industry, making this an ideal all-round course for budding writers who’d like to try their hand at a graphic novel script. Other tutors include Professor of Illustration at the Royal College of Art Andrzej Klimowski, comics writer and curator Paul Gravett, and the creator of 2000 AD Pat Mills.


Date: Saturday 7 September 2013
Times: 9.30am-5pm. Check in begins 30 minutes before start time.
Location: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street London W1G 0AE
Price: £99 Early bird ticket (limited)
£119 Standard ticket (includes VAT, booking fees and refreshments)
Event capacity: 300
Dress code: There is no dress code for Masterclasses. Please dress however you feel comfortable.

There is also a link on the Guardian’s website for tickets to this seminar here at the bottom of the page.