Hobbystar has just announced the programming schedule for the upcoming Toronto ComiCON Fan Appreciation Event and as usual it’s a mixture of Q&As, sketch duels and workshops.
All events are roughly 50 minutes duration. Seating is first come, first serve.
SATURDAY APRIL 9
12 Q & A with Industry Legends Geof Darrow and Bob McLeod
1 Sketch Duel: Chris Sprouse and Patrick Gleason
2 Q & A with Battlestar Galactica’s Richard Hatch
3 Workshop: Drawing the Human Figure from Memory with Ty Templeton
4 Q & A with Actor Alan Ruck
SUNDAY APRIL 10
12 Q & A with Actor Dominic Keating
1 Sketch Duel: Khoi Pham and Marcus To
2 Q & A with Anime Voice Actors Jaimi Marchi and Trina Nishimura
3 Workshop: Comic Book Penciling and Inking with Leonard Kirk
Workshops are being held in conjunction with the Toronto Cartoonists’ Workshop
Drawing the Human Figure from Memory with Ty Templeton
Learn the essential skills that will allow you to construct drawings of the human figure from memory and create your own dynamic poses from imagination. We emphasize a fundamental understanding of the skeletal forms and the muscle systems that make up the human body, allowing an artist to create figures in any pose with surprising ease. Students of the comic book page, animation, story boarding or illustration will be well served by the techniques learned in this workshop.
Comic Book Penciling and Inking with Leonard Kirk
In this workshop preview, DC/Marvel artist and veteran penciler and inker Leonard Kirk will review the rudiments of both disciplines and why choosing the right approach will not only help you achieve better results, but save you precious time and help you better manage your deadlines. A discussion on the overall process – how to build an effective comic book page from initial thumbnail to tight pencils and then give it body and power in ink – will also be included.