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Super-Powered Storytelling

Twenty pages, five to seven scenes. Splash pages, two-page spreads, gutters. A plots and B plots and C plots. Heroes and villains and love interests and sidekicks. Emotional arcs. Panels and layouts. I am a better novelist, a better screenwriter and essayist and short story writer — all thanks to comics. Over the past five years, I’ve been writing for Marvel and DC, and this SLAM-BOOM-POW crash course in spandex and capes has opened me up to a whole other world of craft. In this three-hour class, I’ll introduce you to what I now call “story math,” so that you might appreciate comics more and carry its algorithms and techniques into other storytelling mediums.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Benjamin Percy

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 03/16/2019

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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$205.00 General Price:

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Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of three novels, most recently The Dead Lands, a post apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark saga. He is also the author of Red Moon and The Wilding, as well as two books of short stories. His honors include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, the Plimpton Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories and Best American Comics.

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