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Comics & Illustration Workshop - Strength of Character

This workshop is focused on character development as a crucial element to the storytelling process in comics and illustration. Over the course of 3 sessions, participants will explore resources provided by the instructor and build their own characters through surrealist exercises such as exquisite corpse. The goal is to have each student create a fully-realized character, build storytelling skills and produce a short 3-5 page mini-comic featuring their character. While studio time is included in the course, students should be comfortable enough with their drawing skills to complete in-class and out-of-class assignments. Materials list will be provided upon registration.


Instructor: Adam Griffiths is a cartoonist, illustrator and animator, living in Takoma Park, MD. His paintings, drawings, and videos have been exhibited throughout the DMV region. He is currently working on his first graphic novel. To see more of his work and multimedia projects, visit



When: Tuesday March 15th, 7:30pm (subsequent sessions will be held on 3/23 and 4/6).
Where: RhizomeDC, 6950 Maple St NW DC
Cost: $45/session (all 3 sessions for $120)