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Graphically Speaking: Basic character creation, storytelling and formatting for comics and graphic novels.


Date:  Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 10:00 p.m.--4:00 p.m.
Place:  Saskatchewan Writers Guild Board Room (#207—2314 11th Avenue, Regina)
Instructor:  Carrie Saganace
Fees:  $50 for Guild members; $60 for non-members;
Youth, under 17 free!

Class minimum: 6 Class maximum: 15

Course Description:

Taking you through working as a team or individually on basic  character thought, drawing and overall development. How the formatting works for developing the best visual feel for the storyline and style you want to portray. If you can't draw but you love to write, this is also good to work in a creative team with an artist who doesn't write but can draw!!

What you will need: basic pencils, and black ink pens such as the Pilot Precise V7 Black Ink Pen. Paper will be supplied.

 Workshop Basics:

  •  practice for drawing exercises, while we talk about the style of characters, and personality, and the stories involved.
  • After creation of story characters, we work on storyline, a short 1-5 page concept.
  • a general overview of various styles of formats, and styles, examples and one on one assistance with each person or group/team is given to start and finish their project.
  • for the various types, we will be talking about superheros, anti-heroes, traditional stories, and simple real life stories.
  • There may be cookies involved at some point.

About the Instructor: Carrie Saganace

Carrie Saganace is a versatile talented artist, having been published in Fishstix and Ginger cookbook by Beppie, Eagle Feather News, and recently having illustrated Stories of Our People published by The Gabriel Dumont Institute. Having several gallery shows of her artwork, and many private contracts behind her, she has started her own publishing company focusing solely on graphic novels and the comic world. Inspired by artists and writers of all genres, her work is unique and flavours the stories she brings to fruition through her drawings and paintings

To Register:

Registrations for the workshop are on a first come, first served basis. You can pay by PayPal on the website, send your cheque or money order to Box 3986, Regina SK, S4P 3R9 or courier/drop-off payment at #205—2314 11th  Avenue, Regina SK  S4P 0K1.

Registrations must be received in the office by 4:30 p.m. on June 18, 2010.

Note:  Receipts will be available at the workshop.


For more information please call Tracy Hamon at 306-791-7743 or E-mail

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