Poetry Comics: Haiku Winter with David Lasky
This is an online POETRY COMICS class for winter, focusing on short haiku comics of roughly 3 panels. Every Sunday, for 9 sessions, we'll meet online and look at notable examples of haiku poems, then a prompt will be given to help you write a haiku. We'll learn a comics-making technique and then another prompt will be given to help you draw your poem as a short 'haiku comic'. We’ll spend the last few minutes of the hour writing and drawing together. Students will be able to share their work online, if they wish, to receive instructor and classmate feedback. By the end of winter, you will have at least 9 new comic strips, enough to make a small poetry comic zine/chapbook. All skill levels welcome.
Participants will need:
- Pencils, Paper, an Eraser, a Ruler
- (all optional:) Inking Pens, (or a Digital Drawing Platform), Color Media
This is an ONLINE class. You will need:
A computer or device that can work with Zoom. A scanner or camera would be useful for sharing work online.
- Sundays for 9 weeks, starts January 9th, ends March 20th
- No class will be held on Jan 16 and Feb 20
- Sessions are from 1pm - 2pm, Pacific/Seattle-local time
Recordings of class sessions are made available for those that miss a session or who would like to review sessions.
Seattle artist David Lasky co-authored the graphic novel "Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song," which won comics’ Eisner Award in 2013. While he's not any kind of authority on poetry, he has been writing it in his spare time for over 20 years. David has also been a graphic novel instructor for the last 15 years, teaching to all age and skill levels.
Participants will receive an invitation to join the Google Classroom at least 48 hours before the first session of the class. Meeting links and class materials will be available in Google Classroom. If you do not receive class information, please contact email@example.com