He writes it, I draw it: When corruption, comics, and a prosecutor collide

Hands on with Red Dirt Studio Workshop

August 8, 2020, 12-2:30 pm

Online via Zoom

Join Red Dirt Studio artists—a cartoonist and a writer/corruption prosecutor—as they recall tall tales of how they collaborated and turned real experiences and dark scenarios into comic book illustrations. Through a series of fun drawing exercises Andy and Peter will show you how to extract the important details from a piece of text and turn them into a 3-panel comic strip.

Andy Hamilton is an illustrator with over 30 years experience in the field, and when he’s not in a field you can find him at his drawing board. Peter Sprung is a writer, painter, and former US prosecutor who handled mafia cases in New York and corruption in corporate America, Congress, the UN, and the former Soviet Union. He is now training foreign journalists who cover corruption and organized crime.  

Materials needed:

  • Blue leaded pencil if you have one
  • HB pencil
  • Eraser
  • Fine rollerball or fibre tipped pen, preferably black 
  • Ruler
  • A4 paper
  • Thinking cap

Red Dirt is a warehouse studio and incubator for a small group of independently practicing artists and creative professionals, from fresh out of school to nationally known.  They share resources, offer critical feedback and push each other toward greater professionalism in work. It’s a space for projects, ideas and community exchange.