This year at the Small Press Expo, in Bethesda, MD, Comics Workbook had the privilege of presenting a series of workshops on comics making. Charles Burns, Carol Tyler, and Jeffrey Brown, among others, took the time to share their thoughts on process – to the delight of the numerous aspiring and professional cartoonists in attendance.
Cameron Weston Nicholson – a cartoonist and animator from Richmond, VA – joined Comics Workbook late in the day on Saturday, September 17th, 2016, to dig into “the geometry of making melodic comics”.
The connections “Professor Weston” made between comics and music was a unique spark that really set fire to the audience. I was in the audience and was especially taken, as a fellow musician, by his riff on timing and how it relates to composing music and composing comic books.
I won’t give any more away – you can see & hear it all for yourself! Comics Workbook was thrilled (and lucky) to have the talented Tyler Q. Tucker on hand to film and edit together the whole experience in an extraordinary way – which we now present to you here. Please enjoy!
Filmed by Tyler Q. Tucker and Sally Ingraham – Edited by Tyler Q. Tucker
More of Cameron’s thoughts on comics making can be found in this “Questions” interview from earlier this year.