Toy_Box (CZ) – Comics Workshop


Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Workshop is divided into two parts with exhibition opening Comic Textbook of Comics in the middle. Interested participants are welcome to join one or both parts of the workshop or just the opening. The second part of the workshop will have a limited capacity, therefore there will be registration available for it.

12:30-1:15 PM – first part of the workshop
1:30-2:00 PM – presentation of the Comic Textbook of Comics
2:00-4:30 PM – second part of the workshop (limited capacity, REGISTRATION from October 1st)

Toy_Box, a solitaire who rocks Czech art and more significantly comics scene, is going to visit festival KOMA. If we are trying to reach for work of Gesamtkunstwerk, given her very name, Toy_Box embodies what we could call GesamkunstMensch. Variety of her activities and initiatives is interlaced with fine fibers growing from different stages of her life. Author's practice derives from creative and script writing, visual art creation, social activism and first of all from sensitive human being which acknowledges her own existence and yet she still can see the world that surrounds her in a poetic way and translate those observations into visual comic narratives.

During the presentation Comic textbook of comics, Toy_Box will introduce efficient instructions how to create comics from the very beginning up to the successful final result. The talk (and following discussion) will explain how to operate on highly demanding field of comics that requires artist's highest efforts and at the same time, how to successfully complete comics work without ending up absolutely exhausted and ruined. Participants will be guided through each stage of comics making from the primary impulse and fragments of ideas, through articulation of the theme crystallizing into story with a scenario that all binds together in the form of a storyboard, layouts, tests and final comic output.

Following presented instructions and artist’s experience from the field, the workshop provides a unique opportunity to create one's own comics.