Saturday, 20 February 2016
ACAF Professional Development Workshops
The ACAF professional development workshops are all scheduled for Saturday 20 February 2016. Entry to each workshop requires a modest fee to help cover costs associated with bringing you quality presenters, venue and logistics.
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Breaking StoryA look into the ways you can set about breaking a story for comics – from that kernel of an idea to a full narrative, from using page layouts, to plotting character arcs.
Small Comics & Zines
Small Comics & ZinesThey may be little, but what can be found inside is big and wonderful! There is a lot of freedom with making your own small comics and zines by hand. They can be very personal, expressive and just plain fun.
Animal MagicAnimals often appear in comic book stories in the form of friends, sidekicks or threats. However, writers can also incorporate animal spirit into creating multi-dimensional characters that resonate with readers.
Legally ComicsThis session will discuss utterly necessary need for comics creators to deal with legal issues in comics: copyright, contracts between creator and publisher, contracts between artist and writer, work for hire agreements, international rights sales, public appearances and more.
Writing Comics: Script & GenreLearn to write a workable comic script from the ground up and how to apply these techniques when crafting stories in a variety of different genres.
Telling Stories With ColourAn interactive workshop on how to use colour to take your art to the next level. Make your own colour driven comic page and explore the importance of colour and its power as a storytelling device.
Working With PublishersGraphic novels have entered the mainstream of the literary world, sold in high street bookstores, have their own section in libraries and are discussed at literary festivals. Publishers big and small have taken to publishing them, but how do you approach them with your project?
Bentonet PresentationIntroducing ‘the BentoNet,’ which is an online retail hub for Australian comics.
Comics Mastermind™ - Launch
Comics Mastermind™ - LaunchDo you want to become a comics creator but don't know how to do it? Attend the Comics Mastermind™ launch and discover the way you can utilise its professional development services to help you move towards achieving your professional ambitions and goals.
- Breaking Story09:00 - 11:00
- Writing Comics: Script & Genre14:30 - 16:30
- Bentonet Presentation16:45 - 17:15
- Comics Mastermind™ - Launch17:15 - 18:15
- Networking Drinks & Book Launch18:15 - 19:30
- Telling Stories With Colour14:30 - 16:30
Sunday 21 February 2016
Artists Alley and Panels
Panel presentations are all scheduled for Sunday 21 February 2016 and are free for all attendees.
Artists Alley – 10am-5pm