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Section of Illustration by John Rego

Narrative Illustration


Start Date





Tower 621

End Date


Meeting Day

Monday and Wednesday



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.

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John Rego is a painter and illustrator with experience in editorial, fine art, narrative, and book cover illustration. Primarily working in acrylics or digital media, his work is inspired by absurdism, surrealism, reportage illustration, and scientific illustrations. Rego’s work is often satirical in nature, and depicts chaotic exaggerations of the world at large. His client … Read more