Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Chris Garrison's Cartooning Workshop

Calling All Cartoonists!

Forstall Art Center of Birmingham will be hosting a one-day cartooning workshop, taught by me, cartoonist Chris Garrison (creator of Zoo Laffs and founder of the Salty 'Ham Cartooneestas). As you draw, I'll help you hone your basic cartooning skills: construction, line of action, silhouette, and expression. As the day progresses, I'll discuss inking, character design, appeal, flair, staging, and storytelling.

You are strongly encouraged to bring your sketchbooks and drawings with you for some informative input. Whether you want to draw superheroes, manga, or breakfast cereal mascots, this workshop will help you to become the BEST cartoonist you can be!

Ages 16 and up.
$75 gets you in, and a very nice set of supplies comes with the deal. And lunch is included!

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
10am - 3pm
at the
Forstall Art Center
(at the Palisades, in Birmingham)

For all the Salty 'Ham Cartooneestas reading this: If you think I might be able to help you improve your skills, come take the workshop! Or if you're not into it, but you know somebody who might be, please tell them about it.

Here are some more samples of my work.


Kirk Creel said...

I'm looking forward to being there!

Chris_Garrison said...


Cheese Wiz said...

is there a salty ham discount?

Chris_Garrison said...

No SHC discount, I'm afraid. There's a free version for SHC's, which is where you bring a design, drawing, or strip to the Salty 'Ham Slam, and ask the group for suggestions on how it might be improved. But come to Forstall for the All Garrison, All Day version! The price includes a bunch of nice art supplies and a hearty lunch. :)

WeezeL365 said...

You drew Mad Dog Dan Sawyer?
Nice likeness.

Chris_Garrison said...

Thanks! That's been forever ago. I guess it was in the '90s.

WeezeL365 said...

I worked for him when I was still wrestling several years ago. I'm kinda surprised he never had copies of this around to sell as gimmicks.

Chris_Garrison said...

I think he wanted it for business cards and possibly T-shirts.