Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The CNW Writers Group Launches Oct. 1st!

Writers, artists, and lovers of the written word, this is for you!

Cartoonists Northwest is holding a free-wheeling symposium on issues surrounding writing, particularly within the wide sphere of cartooning and sequential art storytelling. The first get-together is Wed., Oct. 1, from 7 pm to 9:30.

We’ll discuss tactics, both visual and verbal. All aspects of storytelling will be embraced. We’ll take turns bringing up issues that we have with our own writing, and open it up for discussion. The exact format may depend on how many people show up. We may take a segment of time on each artist's work, to offer critiques/ problem solving/ and pointing to what works. Jeff Hamill is our host, and at the first meeting he’ll offer an intro to Scott McCloud’s works, "Writing for Comics with Peter David" and "Making Comics". Includes handouts! So, whether your focus is strip writing or figuring out how to squeeze Tolstoy's "War and Peace" into six single-panel gags, the CNW Writers Group may help you get to the next level!

Location: 4903 Fremont Avenue NorthSeattle, WA 98103


FROM I-5: Take the 45th St/50th Street Exit (I think it's Exit 169) and head west on 50th Street for 1.5 miles. Turn left at Fremont Avenue North (just past the tiny underpass). Go one block, then park. We're the big blue house on the NW corner.

FROM 99: Head north until you get to the Wallingford Zoo exit (it's about 1 mile past the Aurora Bridge). Go to the bottom of the ramp and turn left (going west) after waiting about 30 minutes for the light to change. Go under Aurora (Hwy 99) and turn right at the first light, which will be Fremont Avenue North. Go to the corner of 49th and Fremont Ave N; we will be the big blue house on the NW corner. (It's actually the same big blue house if you come the other way, too.)

Jeff Hamill’s phone: 206-632-2288.