Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stephen R Bissette - Comic Art Workshop - September 25th 2012

The CCG will be hosting a series of  comics storytelling presentations by Stephen R Bissette  at the NKU METS Center on Tuesday September 25th, 2012 from  9:15 am - 5:45 pm. On site registration begins at 9:00 am.

Facebook event here:

Online registration here:

Here is the latest info on the content of those presentations . Contact CCG Coordinator for more info or to register. Space will be limited! :-)

1. Stephen R. Bissette: Horror Comics, Ghost Stories & Storytelling Staples

The Award-winning SWAMP THING artist, creator of TYRANT, and co-creator/editor/publisher of TABOO offers an illustrated lecture offering an overview of his career, his approach to storytelling, and some basics of the comics medium. Includes illustrated readings from two of Bissette's comics-format ghost stories and his serialized "day in the life of a dinosaur" graphic novel TYRANT.(All ages)

2. Stephen R. Bissette: Basics of Comics Storytelling

Using examples of his own work on comics like SWAMP THING, TYRANT, and self-contained short comics stories, the Award-winning vet SWAMP THING and TYRANT artist and Center for Cartoon Studies instructor discusses his philosophy of visual storytelling and step-by-step analysis of his process. Includes illustrated readings from SWAMP THING and TYRANT. (All ages)

3. Stephen R. Bissette: Stories on Storytelling

Using some of his most recent comics and short story creations, Award-winning cartoonist (SWAMP THING), writer (ALIENS: TRIBES), and editor/publisher (TABOO) Stephen R. Bissette workshops his own process of storytelling, specifically citing more introspective "story on story" devices, techniques, and dissection of process, including the use of dreams, pop culture artifacts, and more. Includes readings from recent stories, including "Tenderfoot," "Secrets & Lies, Windows & Wounds" and "Copper." (Adult audiences; ages 16 and up)

4. Area Premiere - Independent Documentary film "Cartoon College", (76 min , 2012, NR)

In the summer of 2007 filmmakers Josh Melrod and Tara Wray left New York City for the wilds of Vermont to begin shooting CARTOON COLLEGE. They spent the next three years following the lives of a few unique students at the Center for Cartoon Studies, the nation's premiere institution of higher learning for aspiring literary cartoonists and graphic novelists. Along the way they interviewed some of the most famous names in independent comics, including Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Kim Deitch, Scott McCloud, Francoise Mouly, R. Sikoryak, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, among others, in addition to traveling across the country to meet comic book store owners, museum curators, convention goers, critics, librarians, college professors, and fans to find out what it takes to make it in the world of indie comics. (With live intro and closing by Stephen R. Bissette, CSC Faculty)

Working Schedule:

9:00 am
Arrival & Set up

9:00 - 9:30 am
Registration and check in

9:30 - 9:45 am
Introduction and Welcome (TBA)

9:45 - 11:15 am
Presentation #1: SBR

11:15 - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Presentation #2 SBR

End of Morning Session and All Ages presentations
1:00 - 2:30 pm

Lunch break

2:30 -4:00 pm
Presentation #3 SBR

4:00 - 4:10 pm


4:10 - 4:20 pm
Introduction to Film by SBR

4:20 - 5:30pm
Cartoon College Documentary screening

5:30 - 5:45 pm

5:45 pm


5:45 - 6:00 pm

Take down & departure