Calling all comic connoisseurs, aspiring cartoonists and little story tellers! With the guidance of award-winning graphic novelist and illustrator Raúl the Third students will become professional writers and colorists to bring their own original stories to life. Raúl will kick off the workshop with a reading of his newest book ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! before showing students how the most colorful of characters can be created with simple Bic ballpoint pens. Students will learn all about character development and story-telling to transform white boxes into unique mini-comics and suspenseful storylines. Get ready to blast off into the colorful world of graphic novels!
This workshop coincides with Minni’s current exhibition “Low + Slow” by Raúl the Third.
About Raúl the Third
Raúl the Third is an award-winning illustrator and author living in Boston, MA. His work centers around the contemporary Mexican-American experience and his memories of growing up in El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Using only Bic ballpoint pens Raúl has created four graphic novels with author Cathy Camper for their award winning Lowriders series which includes Lowriders in Space, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, Lowriders Blast from the Past and the forthcoming Lowriders to the Rescue. Most recently Raúl completed his first authorial project ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market! colored by Elaine Bay. In 2017 Raúl the Third was awarded the prestigious Pura Belpre award which is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.