Seattle is a city with a little something for everyone. An example of this is 826 Seattle, a non profit writing and tutoring center that is dedicated towards helping children between the ages of 6 to 18 strengthen their creative and expository writing skills. But 826 Seattle isn't just for youngsters, starting in May, the organization will hold monthly workshops for adults called Write Like I Do. The talent teaching these classes are donating their time, but it will cost the workshop attendee $30.00 to learn a new craft. The proceeds will go towards filling the coffers so 826 Seattle can continue to help young writers.
The workshops will include a columnist a poet, a musician, and even a graphic novelist. On September 14, 2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, two graphic novelist will share their insider knowledge of how to produce a graphic novel or comic book. The lay person may think that creating a comic book is child's play, but David Lasky, Cartoonists Northwest's "Cartoonist of the Year" for 2009, and Greg Stump will tell you other wise. The comic book medium aptly combines written and visual images to tell powerful stories that require thoughtful planning and consideration. David Lasky has 20 years experience in the comic book industry with titles to his name such as the series Boom Boom and Urban Hipster. Greg Stump has regular comics and illustrations published in Seattle's weekly paper The Stranger and is the creator of the weekly comic strip Dwarf Attack that he collaborates with David Lasky. He is also a contributing writing for The Comics Journal.
For anyone who ever wanted to know about the ins and outs of comic book writing, this class will be a true window into the world. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets.