Visual Storytelling Studies

11am – 1pm
5th Floor Foyer/Bar of the Royal Festival Hall (Final use of old venue on Sat 18th May)
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (map)

1st Floor, Westminster Reference Library (New venue starting Sat 22nd June)
35 St Martin’s St, London WC2H 7HP

Originally known as Sunday Comics Studies, VSS is a monthly meetup of comic-makers and visual storytellers studying the craft of drawn narratives, graphic novels, and comics.

We’re a collective learning group with the goal of improving our skills and techniques together through plenty of practice, research, and feedback.

Each time we’ll pick a fundamental skill or aspect of visual storytelling to focus on.
Using learning resources from leaders in the comics field like Scott McCloud, Will Eisner, & Nicholas Sousanis, we’ll explore different techniques and methods for exploring these aspects in our own work. During the meetup we’ll do a mix of practice exercises and discussions based around the weekly topic.

This group is open to everyone, but being a very practical learning-focused bunch, we need members who have a bit of time to spend on the weekly assignments.
We ask that members have roughly 1-2 hours per week set aside to do the assignments. Ideally spending more than 2 hours will help improve your rate of learning. But we know there are limits to the time-space continuum, and it’s hard to fit all the complexities of human life into a perfect schedule.

Meetings are the third Saturday of each month, from 11am-1pm
On the 1st Floor, Westminster Reference Library, 35 St Martin’s St, Londo WC2H 7HP.

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