Join cartoonist Greg Cravens for a rapid-fire, all-ages, overview about why everyone can cartoon, even if they don’t know it yet. Topics will include Comic Books, Children’s Books, Newspaper Comics, and Caricatures. Questions will be welcome.
Sprinkled in among the short lessons where everyone will get to draw, learn about old school/new school cartooning, the cultural changes in cartooning brought about by the digital age, cartoons that folks might have seen around Memphis over the years, and How-To and Wherefores about how everyone can do a little cartooning of their own for fun and profit.
About Greg Cravens:
Greg's first comic strip 'Zork & Eem' ran in the Jackson, TN weekly Jackson Banner for three weeks until the newspaper folded. At sixteen and seventeen, Greg drew caricatures at Nashville TN themepark Opryland USA. Greg then went to Memphis State University to earn a BFA degree in Graphic Design and worked in advertising. He has drawn cartooning work including many activity books and coloring books for the likes of Shoney's restaurants, Perkins restaurants, FedEx, Piggly Wiggly, Hampton Inns, Homewood Suites, Embassy Suites, Memphis Grizzlies, IPNI, Baptist Hospitals, Morgan Keegan etc. He is the illustrator of the Lewis The Duck series of books available at Homewood Suites hotels. He is the author of the booksThe Buckets Exhausted Parents Guide To Why Your Life Is Normal and Hubris - I Meant To Do That.