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MoCCA Adult Education Continues With Sikoryak, Willberg & Fingeroth Art/Writing Classes

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA is proud to announce two new offerings from its Education Department.

Press Release from The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA

New York (April 5, 2010) - The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA is proud to announce two new offerings from its Education Department. Organized by Senior Vice-President of Education, DANNY FINGEROTH, the department's next amazing classes will be:

(1) ANATOMY FOR CARTOONISTS WORKSHOPwith R. SIKORYAK and KRIOTA WILLBERG

and

(2) HOW TO WRITE COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELSwith DANNY FINGEROTH

Course details:

(1) ANATOMY FOR CARTOONISTS WORKSHOPInstructors: R. SIKORYAK and KRIOTA WILLBERG4 sessions, MONDAYS April 19 & 26, May 3 & 106:30-9:00 pm$275 tuition | $250 for MoCCA members

Understanding the way the body looks and works helps illustrators and cartoonists draw their characters so that the artwork conveys personality. This course will teach students how to create real or imaginary characters-in any style-that are consistent and believable. Through PowerPoint presentations, in-class exercises, and at-home assignments, students will learn to see and draw the structures and tissues that give the body shape and character. Willberg will-literally!-draw on live models to trace muscle groups and bony landmarks. Sikoryak will demonstrate the application of anatomical understanding to any cartooning style. Students will practice drawing from live models in class and learn to apply the lessons to their own characters.

Note: Students will need to bring drawing materials-see MoCCA website for details. This is a life-drawing class; nude models will be employed.

R. SIKORYAK is the author of Masterpiece Comics (D&Q). He's drawn for RAW, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nickelodeon Mag, The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, among other media giants. Sikoryak teaches in the illustration department at Parsons School of Design. He has presented his cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada.

KRIOTA WILLBERG teaches anatomy for cartoonists and illustrators at The Center For Cartoon Studies, pathology and massage therapy at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and anatomy in the dance department of Marymount Manhattan College. Willberg is an interdisciplinary artist, a filmmaker, and a lecturer and blogger about film and medicine.

 (2) HOW TO WRITE COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELSInstructor: DANNY FINGEROTH4 sessions, TUESDAYS April 20 & 27, May 4 & 116:30-9:00 pm$245 tuition | $225 for MoCCA members

DANNY FINGEROTH will lead a hands-on workshop in writing comics and graphic novels. This is a four-week class whose aim is to teach students, in a supportive atmosphere, how to structure and write comics and graphic novel stories of professional caliber. Combining lectures, assignments in class and at home, and roundtable critiquing, the class will cover writing for all kinds of comics, including autobiographical, historical, “indy” and superheroes.  

DANNY FINGEROTH was the longtime group editor of Marvel's Spider-Man line and the writer of comics including Darkhawk and Deadly Foes of Spider-Man. He has taught comics writing at NYU, The New School, and Media Bistro. Danny created and edited Write Now magazine, the only how-to publication dedicated to comics writing and writers. He is the author of The Rough Guide to Graphic Novels and co-author (with artist Mike Manley) of How to Create Comics from Script to Print. He's also written the books Superman on the Couch and Disguised as Clark Kent. Danny serves on MoCCA's board of advisors and on the board of directors of the Institute for Comics Studies.

And there are still a few spaces available in the third and final session of:MASTER CLASS SERIES IN COMICS WRITING:Tuesday, April 13, 6:30-8:30 pm: DENNIS O'NEIL$40 | $35 for MoCCA members

All classes held at MoCCA594 Broadway, Suite 401New York, NY 10012

For more information on all these courses, and to register, call 212-254-3511 or go to www.moccany.org.

And don't forget:April 10 and 11, 2010The MoCCA Festival 2010!69th Regiment Armory68 Lexington Avenue (between 25th & 26th streets)New York, NYTables are still available!

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art594 Broadway, Suite 401, New York, NY 10012www.moccany.org212-254-3511

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art - MoCCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts education organization dedicated to the preservation, study and display of all forms of comic and cartoon art. The museum promotes greater understanding and appreciation of the artistic, cultural and historical significance of comic and cartoon art through a variety of events, exhibitions, and educational programs. The museum is located at 594 Broadway (between Houston and Prince Streets) in New York City. MoCCA is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 12:00-5:00 pm.   Suggested donation to the museum is $5 but free for MoCCA Members as well as for children 12 and under (when accompanied by a paying adult). For more information about the museum and MoCCA events, exhibitions and programs, visit the museum's Website (www.moccany.org).

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