Using History in Visual Storytelling, with Chris Schweizer
Saturday June 29, 2019: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
No matter what genre he's working in, cartoonist Chris Schweizer knows that studying history makes the stories he's telling richer and more exciting. Join us for a discussion on how to find the seeds of great stories planted in history books, and how to draw characters informed by images from the past.
Chris Schweizer is the three-time-Eisner-Award-nominated cartoonist behind graphic novel series like The Creeps and The Crogan Adventures. Before becoming a cartoonist Chris was a hotel manager, a movie theater projectionist, a guard at mental hospital, a martial arts instructor, a set builder, a church music leader, a process server, a life-drawing model, a bartender, a car wash attendant, a bagboy, a delivery boy, a choirboy, a lawn boy, a sixth-grade social studies teacher, a janitor, a speakeasy proprietor, a process server, a video store clerk, a field hand, a deck hand, a puppeteer for a children's television show, a muralist, a kickboxer, a college professor, and a line worker at a pancake mix factory. But now he lives in Kentucky with his wife and nine-year-old daughter and makes comics all day, and he likes that more than any other job he's had.
Comics artist Chris Schweizer created a series of pirate themed, historical installations for the library and for the community to find as part of the Summer Game! Look for badges to point you to his installations in the Downtown Library's Youth Department display case, the 826MI Robot Factory window and in various other businesses around town!