View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
Emily Flake Workshops
BETA Theater
Houston, TX
Share this event:
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.




Event

Emily Flake Workshops
A workshop designed to answer* the question so often asked of cartoonists: "Where do you get your ideas?"

WHAT'RE WE GONNA DO?
Games! We are going to play a bunch of games. Games to get you thinking, to generate ideas, to spark storylines, to plant seeds. If we do this right, you'll walk out with a stack of beginnings and ideas for comics  single-panel, one-pagers, and more  that you're excited about. If we do it wrong, I'll be left tied to a pole covered in gasoline out in the desert somewhere.

WHAT WILL I NEED?
A ream of paper, pencils of your choice, any pens you like, scissors, and a glue stick. Or glue, I'm not picky. Christ, if you're that hell-bent on using rubber cement, knock yourself out. Just sit by an open window.

YEAH, WELL WHAT IF I CAN'T DRAW?
Nobody thinks they can draw. I assure you you can draw better than you think you can. But we will have a brief crash course in how to use simple shapes to make a recognizable picture. You're not gonna go from zero to Kathe Kollwitz in three hours, though. Sorry. But man, she's hilarious, isn't she?

WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?
My name is Emily Flake. I'm a writer, illustrator, and a cartoonist for the New Yorker. You hear me? THE GODDAMN NEW YORKER, MOM. I also wrote and drew a book called Mama Tried. It's cartoons and essays about parenthood. It just came out, and it features roughly 70% more cuss words than my mother felt was strictly necessary.

ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
My Pappaw drew the Houston Shoe Hospital logo. Isn't that neat?

*by which I mean, provide a series of answers more compelling than "I stared at a piece of paper until I cried and then I had like a half-hour before deadline so I pulled something out of my ass." Which is a TOTALLY VALID WAY TO WORK

Location

BETA Theater (View)
2420 Pierce St.
Houston, TX 77003
United States


Categories

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Careers
Developers
Help
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2019 Mobile EN ES FR