Learn to tell stories with drawings and to create boredom-proof comics
The world of illustrator and creator, Ivan Mayorquín, moves around drawing, comics, design, creativity and humor. Mayorquín is a founding member of Pictoline, has been part of Buque, Sketch or Die or Pizza Sandwich, and has worked for brands such as Sprite, Absolut, Snickers, GQ, Vice, Noisey, Los Angeles Blues, Netflix and Emperador.
In this course, Ivan will teach you the power of visual sequential narrative or, in other words, how comics work and what are the keys to developing a story with a solid ending, yawning and boredom proof.
What's included in this course?
To begin, you will get to know Iván's work, his influences in the world of comics, the most important projects in which he has participated and his favorite comic strips.
You will learn the concept of sequential narrative and how to use it to tell a story: from the basics of storytelling to the visual language of comics.
You will understand how comics work on the internet and, the importance of the key element to tell a story with drawings today: the insight. From there, you will begin to draw your own comic strip.
Finally, Mayorquín will give you tips to make your comic look great online and become a success among your followers.
What is this course project about?
Applying the concept of the visual sequential narrative and everything learned in the course, you will create your own comic.
Who is it for?
To illustrators, illustrators and designers interested in telling a story in a visual and fun way, giving shape to their own comic.
Basic drawing knowledge is necessary and you should know how to use, at least in a basic way, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
About the materials, you will need a computer with an image editing program and basic drawing materials.
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Ivan Mayorquín is an illustrator and creative native of Mazatlán (Mexico), where he studied graphic design and painting; then he specialized in illustration. He is part of different groups such as Buque, Sketch or Die, Pizza Sandwich, and in 2015 he founded, together with other colleagues, the Pictoline digital platform, where he currently works as an illustrator and designer.
The work of Mayorquín has been part of collective exhibitions in London, Sweden, New York and Los Angeles. And he has collaborated with brands such as Sprite, Absolut, Snickers, GQ, VICE, Noisey, Los Angeles Blues, Netflix, Emperador, among others.