Garry McLaughlin

comics tutor

Based in
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Glasgow
Garry McLaughlin | comics tutor

Rates: Various, contact me for details


Make an enquiry Phone: 07534685054

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Making Comics - Young People

An ongoing comic group for young people aged 12-16 based in the Whiteinch Community Centre. We will explore how comics can be used to help engage kids with literacies issues, and how young people, regardless of age and skill, can learn to tell visual stories through the medium of comic books.

Lessons and fun and exercise driven, and are led by an experienced tutor who has worked with a number of different groups in the past.

Participants with additional support needs are welcome, and we will discuss individual needs at the time of booking to make sure we can offer the best environment possible in which to learn and have fun.

Please contact me for more details if you are interested, and I will keep you up to date with exact dates.

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Whiteinch Community Centre
Location: 
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
TBC
Rates: 
£40 per month, £12 per session

Comic Book Workshops

After a successful course run at Whiteinch Centre from January to April 2011, I will be running an adults further education class in comic book creation.

This will follow a formal lesson structure covering everything required to produce comics including character building, story, scripting and dialogue, basic anatomy and posing, panelling, thumbnailing and layout, among others.

Previous participants have gone on to make their own webcomics and short comic strips, as well as self publish their own.

Classes are relaxed and take place in a fantastic city centre venue, with comfy sofas and coffee available for the theory sections, before we break out into small groups to work on the practical aspects.

I am an experienced workshop facilitator and comic book penciller, with experience in digital art and design, and I ensure that people of all skills and experience can enjoy the groups.

For more information, check out the website at http://www.laseragecomics.co.uk or email me on [email protected]

It's a: 
class
Venue: 
Make It Glasgow
Location: 
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Sundays in July 2011
Rates: 
£100 full course, £12 pay per session

Comic Making Workshops

I have recently run two workshops through the Whiteinch Centre, Introduction to Comic Book Art, for kids and adults. These workshops have been a great success, and took people of all skill and experience levels through a rapid introduction to creating comics. We looked at developing interesting characters, building stories and creating finished pages.

These workshops were a cut down version of a larger workshop programme. It is my aim over 10-12 weeks to encourage people to develop their creativity and their critical thinking by using the comic book format to explore their own and their community's stories.

The longer workshop sessions take participants through all the areas of comic making. We cover character development, anatomy, dynamic figure drawing and expression, backgrounds and perspective, panel layout, roughing out ideas, developing a page, finished pencils, inking, lettering and balloon placement. We also cover self publishing, and information on how to follow a career in comic book creation.

At the end of the workshops, participants work is collated together into an anthology comic for them all to keep, and there is the option for industrious group to market and sell self-published versions of these.

Depending on the venue, there will also be the opportunity for a sharing at the end of the course, where they can display and talk through their work with friends, family and the local community.

It's a: 
workshop
Venue: 
Any suitably sized community venue
Location: 
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
I am able to run this workshop over a couple of intense days, or over a longer period. For a full exploration of how to make and publish a comic book, I would suggest 10-12 sessions of 2-3 hours each.

Experience

Comics creator

I have been drawing and publishing comics for some time now. I have had a lifelong interest in the artform, and was first published in 2008 in 'Phonogram vs. The Fans'.

Since then I have been published in Bad Press Ltd's Wasted! comic on a regular basis, and also self-published horror comics under the Laser Age Comics imprint.

I am a penciller, inker and digital colourist, with a background in traditional art (I have also been a painter for five years). I studied briefly at the Glasgow School of Art, and have since completed courses in Graphic Design and Visual Communications.

I have been a volunteer counsellor and now work in a Community Theatre as a Community Arts Co-Ordinator, where I am involved in youth workshops and drama groups, as well as with community groups.

I have designed a workshop/session that takes participants from the ideas stage, using the imagination and research, to the practical art and finished piece, encouraging use of a sketchbook along the way. This takes place over ten sessions.

For those who want to take their comic art further by publishing their own, I also offer two 'extra' sessions on scanning & colouring, print preparation and the self-publishing process.

Dates: 
May 2000 - Apr 2010

Educational history

COSCA Certificate

Dates: 
September, 2008 - June, 2009
Institution: 
Strathclyde University, Centre for Lifelong Learning

NC

Dates: 
September, 1999 - June, 2001
Institution: 
Glasgow College of Building & Printing (Now Glasgow Met)

Services

Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered

Make an enquiry Phone: 07534685054

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