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October 2019

LDC Professional Development Workshops- Oct/Nov 2019

October 19

The LDC Professional Workshops are back!  Want to know the secret to a successfully published graphic novel? Promote, fund & develop your next project with LDComics Professional Development Workshops, delivered to you by leading cartoonists, professionals and best-selling graphic novelists! These 2 hour workshops will be open to everyone and will be held on Saturdays in October and the 2nd of November. Designed specifically to support cartoonists, graphic novelists and illustrators in developing skills to progress their careers. All sales…

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How to Pitch your Comics and Graphic Novels to Editors & Publishers: LDC Professional Development Workshop:

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
John Harvard Library

Led by Karrie Fransman Join professional comiker Karrie Fransman to look at how to get your graphic novel or comic project out the door and in front of editors and publishers. Through a mixture of talks and practical exercises, you'll learn how to ensure your story connects with an audience, and how to create a brief for a project and pitch it to industry professionals. BOOK NOW  Karrie Fransman is a comic creator. Her comics have been published in The…

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How to Promote Your Graphic Novel and Sell It: LDC Professional Development Workshop:

October 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
John Harvard Library

Led by Hannah Berry You've finished your comic masterpiece, and now you have to do the dirty job of promoting it. Ugh! Hannah Berry is the author of three graphic novels that have all needed selling, and she has burnt very few bridges in doing so. Come and join in a workshop exploring the various promotional avenues open to you - and you'd be surprised how many there are - and work out a plan of action that will let…

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Funding Your Project: LDC Professional Development Workshop

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
John Harvard Library

led by Dr Nicola Streeten Do you have a brilliant idea that you think should be funded but don't know where to start? Bring your project outline to this practical workshop; a laptop or iPad to work on if you have one, or paper and something to write with. Nicola Streeten will guide you through a series of simple and entertaining exercises to refine your plan and translate it into a funding application. You will then work to construct example…

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Develop, pitch & promote creative ideas for a picture book for young readers: LDC Professional Development Workshop

October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Westminster Library

Led by Emily Haworth Booth Lots of people have an idea for a children's book but don't know where to start... Or they like the idea of making a children's book but don't know where to look for or how to develop ideas. Come and join children's book author and illustrator Emily Haworth-Booth for a mixture of talks and practical exercises. She will show development drawings and share insights gained from making her multi-award-shortlisted debut picturebook, 'The King Who Banned…

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November 2019

The Why of Making Comics: LDC Professional Development Workshop

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Westminster Library

Led by Simone Lia This will be a practical workshop that will aid creators to explore and re-connect their motivation for making art. During the session, we will explore how knowing your why can help you smash through a creative crisis and how this can be the foundation for building a successful creative career. BOOK NOW  Simone Lia is an award-winning comic artist/illustrator/writer. She has written and illustrated several children's books and graphic novels, including Fluffy (Jonathan Cape) and They,…

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LDC LONDON November 14th Meet

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cartoon M useum, 63 Wells ST
London, W1A3AE United Kingdom
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Join us for an enjoyable and stimulating evening of inspiring comics based presentations in London with guests Zara Slattery and Myf Tristram. Everyone Welcome!

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December 2019

LDC London December 2019

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, Fitzrovia
London, London W1A 3AE United Kingdom
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