In this timed activity, we initially select, at random, several visual “prompts” to get us started (we drew them from an actual hat!)
Using the prompts as inspiration, each person write a short essay or story in about 20 minutes, then passes it to the person to their right, who adapts it as a comic (in about 45 minutes), who then passes the finished comic to the person to their right, who writes a written adaptation of it (in about 20 minutes again).
Pieces of paper were being passed around the BCR meeting tables, with each member having a chance to write, draw, and “rewrite” on a different story.
At the end of the meeting, there was a little time left to pin the work on the walls and discuss/admire what we’d done.
Here are the results of this fun and challenging exercise, by each of the three-person “teams” — a lotta good work for 2 hours! (Click TWICE to enlarge an image):
Pat Flaherty/Dan Mazur/Beth Barnett:
Renad Khalid/Ben Rutberg/Sarah
Dan Mazur/Beth Barnett/Chloe:
Ben Rutberg/Kevin/Bryan Cavalier:
EJ Barnes/Renad Khalid/Ben Rutberg:
Levon/John B./EJ Barnes:
JL Bell /EJ Barnes/ Renad Khalid
Cat (no essay 1?)/Sam
Tony L. / ? /Pat Flaherty:
An “orphan” text… maybe the artist brought their work home before it could be scanned…