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"Master and Margarita" by: Alex Gerasev

Narrative Illustration


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Tuesdays and Thursdays



This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Through a series of collaborative and individual exercises, students explore the entire process of making a book, including inspiration for initial ideas, writing effective stories, character development, sequential flow, constructing the book, and researching potential markets. All course lectures and exercises apply to children’s books, graphic novels, animations and other narrative sequential image projects. Experimental 2D and 3D image making approaches are encouraged. The goal is for each student to make a book dummy that is ready for submission to a publisher. Drawing experience is required.

Alex Gerasev is an illustrator, painter, printmaker and muralist known for his bold lines, exquisite craftsmanship and intriguing imagery. Gerasev grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and studied at the Repin Academy of Fine Arts under the direction of renowned book artist Andre Pahomov. His work is exhibited internationally and is held in private and … Read more