Comic Strip Studio with Vincent James
Be inspired by Grayson Perry's tapestries in our current exhibition, Grayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences at Touchstones Rochdale, with local artist Vincent James to create your own comic strips. Through drawing and collage you will learn about characters, backgrounds, stories and props to create your own comic strips in this inspiring and playful workshop.
The workshop is suitable for families and those interested in illustration and storytelling.
About the artist
Using objects appropriated from cartoons, Vincent James makes artwork across a range of media including sculpture, collage and animation. In his work props dislocated from different cartoon worlds collide, creating surreal and whimsical interactions. In his work objects originally only glimpsed in a few frames of a cartoon, become frozen in time, locked in three-dimensional space or trapped in endless loops of animation.
Since completing an MA at Goldsmiths in 1999 Vincent has shown nationally and internationally including exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo. Exhibitions include Sew What?, a solo show at Studio 2, Todmorden, inclusion in the group show Merry-Go-Round-Broke-Down at Air Gallery, Altringham and a residency and solo exhibition for Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki.