Storytelling, character design and comic styles comes to creative workshop in March

people in March enjoyed a graphic novel workshop led by Lincoln-based illustrator and comic artist J

people in March enjoyed a graphic novel workshop led by Lincoln-based illustrator and comic artist Jade Sarson. The three day workshop, supported by Market Place, was organised by local independent publisher Bird’s Nest Books and took place at March Town Hall - Credit: Archant

Ten budding artists learnt about creating graphic novels at a workshop led by Lincoln-based illustrator and comic artist Jade Sarson.

People in March enjoyed a graphic novel workshop led by Lincoln-based illustrator and comic artist J

People in March enjoyed a graphic novel workshop led by Lincoln-based illustrator and comic artist Jade Sarson. The three day workshop, supported by Market Place, was organised by local independent publisher Bird’s Nest Books and took place at March Town Hall - Credit: Archant

The three day workshop, supported by Market Place, was organised by independent publisher Bird’s Nest Books and took place at March Town Hall during the half term.

Among the skills learned was storytelling, character design, different comic styles and how to portray emotion.

Jane Levicki of Bird’s Nest Books, said: “We were delighted to be able to bring such a talented and experienced artist as Jade to Fenland.

“She taught the group so much over the three days and they used those skills to create some fantastic work.


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“I was tremendously impressed at the talent we have locally.”

Jane plans to develop this initial workshop into a regular group, meeting to share work and ideas, possibly looking ahead to creating an exhibition or publishing a collection.

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If you are interested in creating comic art, whatever your level of experience, and would like to collaborate with like-minded people, or if you would be interested in further opportunities, then please email jane@birdsnestbooks.co.uk or contact her via the Bird’s Nest Books Facebook page.

The project was supported by the Market Place which is part of the Creative People and Places programme for Fenland and Forest Heath, initiated and funded by Arts Council England.

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