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New Workshop at the Library: Comics and cartoons

A comic strip is not only telling a story using a sequential graphics format; it is an interpretive language, which must be clever, agile, and ingenious.

Its beginnings date back to the 19th century, when Swiss caricaturist Rodolphe Töpffer, introduced a series of drawings in his stories, not unlike an album. Its popularity, however, came with the boom of newspapers, where the comic found the ideal space, due to reading ease and increase in circulation.

In Colombia, it is evident, through various events – such as the Bogotá Book Fair, the Entreviñetas Festival, and the Comic-Con – the importance of this literary genre, which attracts more followers every day, and promoted by independent and commercial publishers.

In 2019, the Externado de Colombia Library opens a new space for reading and creative writing: The Comic and cartoon workshop. Topics such as the plot, script, atmosphere, perspective, characters ‘ creation, spatial structure, and the narrative writing in the comic, among others, will be developed at each session.

The comic and cartoon workshop will be held Mondays, beginning February 25, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, at the Library, Room 1.

The program has 15 spaces available. If interested, please register HERE.