Taking inspiration from the many examples of graphic memoir, reportage, journals and graphic fiction, you will be guided through fun, practical art and writing tasks, towards discovering the tools you need to create your own stories from life and imagination. In this supportive and engaging course, we will explore creative strategies for developing character, setting and storytelling using sequential imagery.

Image above by Deborah.
View a website produced by previous course attendees here.

‘Graphic Novels Real-life Stories has been such a joy to attend. Focussing on developing story-lines and combining images and text in interesting ways, we learned strategies for exploring topics such as character, dialogue and perspective. It’s all about a playful but purposeful approach. Always encouraging whatever your level or experience, Ottilie fills your head with new ideas. She is such an enthusiast, challenging you, always patient and suggesting a variety of materials to create new effects. In a complicated year, this course really has been a highlight in my week.’

(Student testimonial, June 2021)

Red Room, Phoenix Art Space

Basic art materials including sketchbooks will be provided, but please feel free to bring any additional materials you like.

Ottilie has been teaching her popular Graphic Novels, Real Life Stories course since 2016. She has run workshops with groups of all ages for organisations including Little Green Pig and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and was an artist in residence for Our Place, Brighton Festival 2021. She enjoys creating comics about her everyday life, and her work is included in “Brighton-The Graphic Novel”. Ottilie’s first graphic novel “Talking to Gina” was published by Myriad Editions in September 2017. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art and gained an MA RCA in illustration.

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Taking inspiration from the many examples of graphic memoir, reportage, journals and graphic fiction, you will be guided through fun, practical art and writing tasks, towards discovering the tools you need to create your own stories from life and imagination. In this supportive and engaging course, we will explore creative strategies for developing character, setting and storytelling using sequential imagery.

Image above by Deborah.
View a website produced by previous course attendees here.

‘Graphic Novels Real-life Stories has been such a joy to attend. Focussing on developing story-lines and combining images and text in interesting ways, we learned strategies for exploring topics such as character, dialogue and perspective. It’s all about a playful but purposeful approach. Always encouraging whatever your level or experience, Ottilie fills your head with new ideas. She is such an enthusiast, challenging you, always patient and suggesting a variety of materials to create new effects. In a complicated year, this course really has been a highlight in my week.’

(Student testimonial, June 2021)

Red Room, Phoenix Art Space

Basic art materials including sketchbooks will be provided, but please feel free to bring any additional materials you like.

Ottilie has been teaching her popular Graphic Novels, Real Life Stories course since 2016. She has run workshops with groups of all ages for organisations including Little Green Pig and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, and was an artist in residence for Our Place, Brighton Festival 2021. She enjoys creating comics about her everyday life, and her work is included in “Brighton-The Graphic Novel”. Ottilie’s first graphic novel “Talking to Gina” was published by Myriad Editions in September 2017. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art and gained an MA RCA in illustration.

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Brighton, BN2 9NB
East Sussex, UK

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info@phoenixbrighton.org

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