Sunday, January 29, 2012

1/29/12 - Bob McLeod Comic Art Workshop Coming in March

(Revised 3/24/12)
3/24/12 -Last day of discounted registration - you will need to come the Lexington Comic & Toy Convention at the Lexington Convention Center, Heritage Hall East to pre-register ($45). The CCG will be setup at table #131 surrounded by good friends RD Hall, Mark Kidwell, Comic Related , and  A+Comics! Come by and see us while you're at the show! The CCG did early setup on Friday evening and I was amazed at how good the show looks! Kudo's to Jarrod Greer & gang on putting together an amazing first year comic con here in Lexington!

The CCG will be hosting veteran comic artist, children's book author and illustrator, magazine editor, and art educator Bob McLeod for a day of comic art instruction on Sunday March 25th, 2012 here in Lexington! The workshop will have two sessions: storytelling and inking. Those who pre-register will receive a packet of instructional information as well as a couple of sample scripts to create sample comic pages from. Pre-register and save on a single session ($25) or get both morning and afternoon ($45). At the door registration will be $30 per session or $60 for the day

Online flier: (added 3/14/12)

Bob McLeod: Visual Storytelling and Inking
Sunday March 25th, 2012 
ArtsPlace*, 161 North Mill Street, Lexington KY 40507

Join us for a rare local learning opportunity. Bob McLeod is a veteran comic book artist working for Marvel and DC comics. He has edited the comic art magazine Rough Stuff, authored and illustrated a children’s book, and teaches art at the college level. Given Bob’s significant experience and prominent art and teaching skills this will be of interest to novice as well as experienced comic artists/cartoonists!

This workshop will have two segments – you can choose one or both

9:00 -9:30        Check in and late registration.

9:30 -12:30      Morning session – Visual Storytelling
Learn about layout of the page, pacing, clarity and focus. Bring your sample page (get sample scripts and tip sheets beforehand by pre-registering) and get expert advice and feedback from Bob.

12:30-1:45       Lunch

1:45 -2:00        Check in and late registration

2:00 -5:00        Afternoon session - Inking
Learn about line weight, texture, spotting blacks, and creating depth. Learn about the tools and their proper use (get suggested supply list when pre-registering).

Pre-register for $25 single session or attend both morning and afternoon sessions for $45.
Late registration is $30 per session. Pay by cash or check. Class size is limited - sign up now to reserve your spot!

We strongly encourage everyone to pre-register to get the most out of the workshop. Bob has graciously provided learning assets that will get you prepped for a premium learning experience during the workshop time. Registration preference will be given for those attending the full day. Please note, instruction will be tailored to the group at hand and accommodations for late registrants made as possible.

To register or for more information –
Contact us by email:.  or by phone: (859) 276-5528 or on the web:
CCG workshops –
Bob McLeod  -
ArtsPlace –  *Workshop facilities generously provided by LexArts.

Suggested art supplies (added 3/14/12)
¨     11" x 17" 2-ply 300-500 (400 recommended for inking) series Strathmore paper. Pre-lined paper is available from several places. The good stuff is well worth the price.
¨     pencil
¨     large white eraser
¨     18" ruler
¨     india ink,
¨     good quality brush (Raphael 8404 , size #2 or #3 recommended) a good brush is well worth the price
¨     pen nib and holder (Hunt 102 is the standard)
¨     rapidograph,

Optional, but handy to have: (all of these should have a raised inking edge)

¨     ellipse guides
¨     french curves
¨     T-squares
¨     triangles 

Brush Review (Added 3/19/12) - Here is a link to a web page by Mike Crowell that discusses the quality and characteristics of five popular brushes for inking - very helpful when you are making a $15-25 purchase!

Early registration is highly encouraged. Space is limited and you will get a richer learning experience if you have had time to work with the instructional packet and create sample pages from the scripts. Anyone interested in attending or wanting to learn more should contact the CCG Coordinator  (email:

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