The Boston Comics Roundtable brings local cartoonists and writers together to collaborate, workshop and socialize. Comic creators of all skill levels are welcome at our weekly meetings in Cambridge's Harvard Square, or join the discussion on our Google Group.

Thursday, Feb 23 2017 @ 7:00pm at Cambridge Main Library

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Write Better Comics Workshop with Josh Dahl, Tues. Nov, 15th– Jan. 3rd

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Drawing with Ink for Comic Artists and Illustrators with Jerel Dye. Wed. Nov. 16th- Dec.21st

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Introduction to Anatomy for Comics with Franklin Einspruch. Wed. Oct. 5th-Oct 28th

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FALL CLASSES AT THE BOSTON COMICS WORKSPACE:  Studio A306, 561 Windsor Street, Somerville, MA 02453.
Questions? Write Me at: hydasolbrig(at)gmail(dot)com


Comics Classes at the Boston Comics Workspace.

In June 2015, the Boston Comics Roundtable began a new project in collaboration with Whatever Floats Your Boat Studios (media artist Heide Solbrig). launching a new studio space, The Boston Comics Workspace, located near Inman Square in Somerville’s Taza Chocolate Factory building (561 Windsor Street, Studio 306A, Somerville, MA 02143). In this space, we are building a comics community center, encouraging creativity and art production in Boston and would like to invite you to join us.

franklinblueThis Fall we will offer courses for comics enthusiasts, 14 and older, with artists/instructors from the Boston area, as well as guest lectures and visiting artists. These courses are great ways to start making comics, continue a practice that you have begun on your own, or get back into comics creation after a while away. Our first classes began in September, 2015—and they were met with great enthusiasm. Come check us out, at the Boston Comics Workspace!!! 


Fall Comics Classes at the BCR Workspace, 2016
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Drawing with Ink for Comic Artists and Illustrators (CONTINUES!) with Jerel Dye.  

This course 6-week course will focus on inking techniques, including line weight, hatching, how to create depth, form and shadow. The class will be split into two portions:  We’ll begin by learning the basics, and doing detailed rendered drawings from photographs and from life. The second portion will be dedicated to imaginative drawing, and built up from what is learned in the first two. This course is best for those who have some experience with drawing in either pencils or ink and are hoping to expand their skills.. Students will have done 4 finished drawings by the end of the sessions. This course will be for those who have some experience with drawing in either pencils or ink and are hoping to expand their skills. This class was so successful that Jerel is teaching it again with 2 more weeks of fun added! Jerel taught this course this last summer and it was really, really fun!! We even got some media coverage for the Boston Comic Con: Check us out in the Wes Hazard & CBS’s series on Boston Comics Artist: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/08/03/boston-comic-con-secret-worlds-artists-alley/

Jerel Dye is one of Boston’s great local talents! Don’t miss this special and affordable opportunity!!

Jerel Dye is a cartoonist, illustrator, and artist living and working in the Boston area. He has several self-published mini-comics and has stories in anthologies like Inbound, Minimum Paige, Hellbound, and the upcoming Little Nemo tribute Dream Another Dream. In 2012, he received a MICE comics grant for his mini-comic From the Clouds. Jerel also teaches courses in drawing, cartooning and comics at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.

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Starts: Nov. 16th- Dec.21st
Wednesday, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Jerel Dye
6 week course: $200.00 + $15. Materials fee.
Questions? Write Me at: hydasolbrig(at)gmail(dot)com


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Write Better Comics Workshop with Josh Dahl

Learn the nuts-and-bolts techniques and strategies to write better comics and graphic novels.
Do you already write comics and want to improve your skills? Do you have a story in your head that you know should be a graphic novel, but you don’t know how to get started? Or do you just want to try something new?
Whatever your experience with comics, this writing class is for you.
This 8 week workshop will teach you essential comic writing skills and help you apply them to the comics you write.
This BCR class will be held at Canopy in Davis Square.”

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WHEN:

Starts: Nov, 15th– Jan. 3rd
Wednesday, Nov. 16:00pm-9:00pm thru, Jan. 4th.
Instructor: Josh Dahl
8 week course: $180.00
Questions? Write Me at: hydasolbrig(at)gmail(dot)com


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Education Updates

Spring Classes at the Boston Comics Workspace!

In June 2015, the Boston Comics Roundtable began a new project in collaboration with Whatever Floats Your Boat Studios (media artist Heide Solbrig). launching a new studio space, The Boston Comics Workspace, located near Inman Square in Somerville’s Taza Chocolate Factory building (561 Windsor Street, Studio 306A, Somerville, MA 02143). In this space, we are building Continue Reading…

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Will Eisner Comics Workshops

March 12th, Between 1pm and 3pm at the Cambridge Main Library. 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138 TEEN COMICS WORKSHIP! Teen Room at the Cambridge Main Library. and KIDS COMICS WORKSHOP! Curious George Room at the Cambridge Main Library. Free open to the public workshops by Local and Boston Comics Roundtable creators. Join the Facebook event Continue Reading…

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January Comics Courses at the Boston Comics Workspace

This past June, the Boston Comics Roundtable began a new project in collaboration with Whatever Floats Your Boat Studios (media artist Heide Solbrig): launching a new studio space, the Boston Comics Workspace, located near Inman Square in Somerville’s Taza Chocolate Factory building (561 Windsor Street, Studio 306A, Somerville, MA 02143). In this space, we are Continue Reading…

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Achieving Flow in the Art Room with Cara Bean

Last summer Cara Bean gave a presentation at the Center of Cartoon Studies Educators Symposium.  The simple comic was part of her presentation. It offers the concept of “Flow” as a way to engage reluctant learners. Posted at  Festival Season as a resource for artists and educators.

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Want to get involved?

There are a few ways to participate if you are interested in teaching at the Workspace.

Rent space: If you are established arts educator, or comics artist and would like to teach at the space, our rental fees are affordable and we want you to participate in our educational program!

Volunteer: If you are an aspiring comics artist and have a area of expertise or passion which you’d like to develop talk to us about a workshop.

Join the Team! We are building a space for BCR members to further their comic talents, interests, and professional aspirations through community collaboration. If you want to help, talk to our education team.

Contact us with any questions!


CONTACT

Heide Solbrig:
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hydasolbrig(at)gmail(dot)com