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~ What’s the difference between “Marvel style” and “full script”?
Come prepared to listen—as JMD shares stories and insights gleaned from more than thirty-five years writing comics, television, film and novels—but be prepared to work: you’ll pitch ideas, dialogue artwork and help create a story from the ground up. Bring all your questions, too: this won’t be a brief, two hour seminar. You’ll have ten hours, over two weekends, to explore your own creativity with J.M. DeMatteis as your guide.
Class size is extremely limited!
"Imagination 101 is a thorough workshop that delves into the comic book writing process, from narrative structure to character creation and development. Throughout the classes, not only does J.M. DeMatteis guide students into the complicated, yet wonderful, world of script writing and character study, but he also gives them both the honesty and strength they need to successfully implement their imagination. Anyone who takes this workshop will leave with the desire and conviction to create art.”
"An invaluable learning
experience. JMD's insights into the medium of comics, and storytelling in general, will
make all of your ideas better. You will become a better writer and you will have a
lot of fun doing it!”
"Imagination 101 is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in pursuing writing comics/cartoons as a career. We learned more than I could have asked for, from various script types to story structure to learning how to work with an editor and much more. J.M. DeMatteis lead the workshop with unbridled charisma and compassion, answering all questions with general enthusiasm and love for the art. I could not think of a better teacher nor recommend it enough!"
“Mr. DeMatteis taught us a great deal about how to write outlines, scripts (in different styles) and even how to collaborate with other creative minds. The weekend was also packed with precious inside knowledge and the no-pressure and always-positive environment he created has literally jump-started the hesitant writer inside of me. Thanks, J.M., for encouraging me to write from within—and without fear.”—
“It was a great weekend! Can't recommend this class enough. Full of insights and inspiration. I've been writing like a maniac ever since. Looking forward to Imagination 201, 301, and then sipping scotch on the veranda with the lads from the class as we celebrate our first published works."—