11am – 1pm
Third Saturday of every month
5th Floor Foyer/Bar of the Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX (map)
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
At the Southbank Royal Festival Hall, 5th floor balcony.