|Thursday May 09, 2013 7:59 AM - Thursday May 09, 2013 8:00 AM | $225.00
START WITH SESSION #2 on MAY 6th! FOUR WEEK CLASS: COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITING: THE MYSTERIES REVEALED!
*START WITH SESSION #2, MONDAY MAY 6!* MARVEL VET DANNY FINGEROTH TEACHES 4-SESSION COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITING COURSE STARTING APRIL 29 IN NYC
SPECIAL GUEST MAY 6: JIM SALICRUP!
SPECIAL GUEST MAY 13: TOM BREVOORT!
4 sessions: Monday Apr 29, 2013 through Monday May 20, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | $225.00
COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVEL EDITING:
THE MYSTERIES REVEALED!
Mondays: April 29, May 6, 13, 20
Instructor: DANNY FINGEROTH
$225.00 through April 22
$255.00 after April 22
Course will be given at:
The Soho Gallery for Digital Art
138 Sullivan Street (between Houston and Prince)
New York, NY 10014
What does a comic book editor actually do? As a wise figure once said, "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."
A comics or graphic novel editor plays many roles simultaneously: parent, sibling, therapist, good cop and bad cop, sympathetic friend; hardnosed boss; cheerleader; confidant, and many more.
Editors function differently with different creative teams, different business set-ups, and different publishing goals. The well-rounded editor must be able to handle traditional pamphlet comics, long-form graphic novel stories, short stories for anthologies, comic strips for internet publication, minicomics of various sizes and formats, and a variety of story genres. The wise editor knows when to just put good people together and sit back until the work is done, making sure the pages are published in order. That wise editor also knows when the time is right to step in and make changes, minor or major.
In this course--through lectures, demonstrations, and in-class and at-home exercises--we will examine the different skill sets required to edit comics, including the unique combination of expertise in writing, art, color, and promotion that the job calls for. We will learn the difference between the editor as representative of a publisher and the editor as an employee of the creators. We will discuss when to stick to "the rules" and when to bend them.
We will cover typical situations an editor comes up against: creators who don't get along, an idea that doesn't quite work, art that isn't clear, writing that's too on-the-nose, balancing business and creative needs, script pages eaten by pets real and imagined, and the thousand other shocks a work of sequential art is heir to.
[Plus: A special guest appearance by another top editor or two.]
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
DANNY FINGEROTH was a longtime editor and writer for Marvel Comics, best known for his stint as group editor of the company's SPIDER-MAN line. He also co-founded and edited digital comics publisher Virtual Comics. Danny wrote the entire run of the DARKHAWK series as well as THE DEADLY FOES OF SPIDER-MAN limited series and many other comics featuring iconic characters including SUPERMAN and THE AVENGERS. He has also written non-fiction comics for the Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle-edited books STUDS TERKEL'S WORKING and YIDDISHKEIT. Danny has taught comics writing and appreciation at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, THE NEW SCHOOL, and THE MiMASTER INSTITUTE in Milan, Italy. He was Sr VP of Education at New York's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA), and has spoken on comics at venues including The Smithsonian Institution and The Metropolitan Museum. Danny is the author of SUPERMAN ON THE COUCH: WHAT SUPERHEROES REALLY TELL US ABOUT OURSELVES AND OUR SOCIETY and THE ROUGH GUIDE TO GRAPOHIC NOVELS, and co-author (with Mike Manley) of HOW TO CREATE COMICS FROMS SCRIPT TO PRINT. He created and edited the how-to magazine WRITE NOW! His latest book, co-edited with ROY THOMAS, is THE STAN LEE UNIVERSE, published by TwoMorrows, featuring rarities from Lee's archives!
ABOUT THE VENUE:
Soho Gallery For Digital Art is a multi-purpose event space, art gallery and theater.
We are located at 138 Sullivan Street btwn Houston and Prince. The gallery is 2000 sq. feet on 2 floors with 16 40" digital canvases that can be customized for any event as well as projector and screen in our 75-seat theater downstairs.
Centrally located in an iconic NYC neighborhood, SGDA has hosted all types of events; company parties, corporate meetings, product launches, film screenings, film shoots, art shows, fashion shows, theatrical performances and special occasions.
If you can dream it, we can do it.
[Illustration: Legendary comics editor Julius Schwartz, drawn by equally legendary artist--and writer and editor and educator--Joe Kubert. (Copyright 2013 DC Comics)]
The SoHo Gallery for Digital Art (View)
138 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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