COMIC BOOK ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOPS with Nico Leon from MARVEL
Global Agents & Social Apartment invites you to attend an exclusive, hands-on Comic Book Illustration Workshop at our World Neighbors Gokokuji property, on 3 different dates: January 14th, January 28th and February 10th.
Explore the realm of comics and draftsmanship with Nico Leon, artist for the prestigious MARVEL COMICS on SPIDER-MAN, and currently working on MS. MARVEL. Mr. Leon will discuss today’s comic books’ industry, including its unique demands and what hopeful artists should focus on if they want to break into the field. He will also lead a drawing session for all participants who register for the workshop.
Learn from a professional how comic books are created, from the initial story idea through the finished product. You will even have the chance to create comics of your own. Participants will learn to draw a character step-by-step; basic perspective, basic body shapes and interactions, how to draw superheroes and how to tell stories through the characters’ body languages. Choose the heroes you like and bring them to life!
The workshop is organized in 3 sessions covering different steps; basic character drawing, full-page drawing process, and story-making for comic books. Participants are free to join the sessions of their choice, or come to all of them!
Each workshop includes a series of outstanding keynote lectures and will be further enriched by a Q&A section with Mr. Leon. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of this extremely rare opportunity to ask the firsthand opinions of an industry professional.
The event will be followed by an after Dinner Party (¥2,000yen – Optional participation.) with all the participants and Nico Leon. Enjoy Food & Drinks from our World Neighbors Cafe while discussing freely with Mr. Leon.
● No drawing knowledge required! The event is opened to all levels.
● All equipment will be provided
● Participants can keep their creations after the event
Feel free to invite your friends as well.
＊No drawing knowledge required! The event is opened to all levels.
★DRAWING FUNDAMENTALS FOR COMIC-BOOKS
JANUARY 14TH, 2018 (SUN.) / 3PM
・Learn how to draw normal & superhero characters
・Basic Shapes – perspective – line of action – body language
・Storytelling through characters
★DRAWING PROCESS OF A COMIC-BOOK PAGE
JANUARY 28TH, 2018 (SUN.) / 3PM
・Learn the process of drawing a comic page from the script to the final product
・Visual narrative – staging – composition – acting – eye-flow
・Drawing process – uses of references – making of layouts, pencils & inks
FEBRUARY 10TH, 2018 (SAT.) / 3PM
・Group creation of a short comic-book (1 to 3 pages)
・Alongside with Nico Leon, the participants will create a short story from base ideas to the finished product
・Script & Characters creation
・Original heroes will be created from everyone’s ideas.
【Date】 January 14th / January 28th / February 10th
【Time】15:00 start (3~4h including Talk Session and breaks)
【Venue】 WORLD NEIGHBORS GOKOKUJI
Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Otsuka 4-45-9 (東京都文京区大塚4-45-9)
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Ga6sDiq32m92
5 minutes walk from Shin-Otsuka Station (Marunouchi Line)
5 minutes walk from Gokokuji Station (Yurakucho Line)
【Price】1,000yen (After-Party: +2,000yen)
【Capacity】 20 people per workshop
【Application deadline】 2 days before the event date
【What do bring】Nothing. All materials provided
ABOUT NICO LEON
Nico Leon is a talented Argentina-based illustrator and a graphic artist. He has worked with MARVEL on more than 43 different comic book issues, but is most iconically known for being one of the main illustrators on recent issues of SPIDER-MAN, SHE-HULK, and is currently working on the new series of MS. MARVEL.