Cartooning in the Digital Age

in the Digital Age

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library
4100 Montrose, 77006 | 832-393-1800
Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Making comic strips might just be the most fun job in the world, and thanks to the Internet it’s easier than ever to put your work in front of potential readers. In this two-hour program, veteran cartoonist Bill Barnes will show you how to make comic strips, publish them on the web, and maybe make some money too!

The Basics of Cartooning | 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
A fast and fun workshop for middle schoolers through adult, covering every step in creating a comic strip: creating memorable characters, writing dialog, lettering, penciling, inking, and coloring.

The Technology and Business of Cartooning | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Oriented towards mature teens and adults. Bill describes how he uses computers to create and publish comic strips to the Internet, and describes how he makes money doing it.

About Bill

Bill always wanted to be a cartoonist when he grew up. After developing software for several decades he went back to his roots, and now draws and co-writes the comic strip Unshelved and writes the comic strip Not Invented Here. He’s also teaching himself to play the ukulele. Bill lives in Seattle, but from August 2014 through September 2015 he and his family will be traveling around the United States in an RV. Wave if you see them drive by.

Attendees are welcome to attend one or both hours. It’s perfectly okay to leave if the discussion becomes too technical and/or irrelevant for you!
Space is limited, so reserve a seat now. RSVP to Jennifer Schwartz at or call 832-393-1652.

This event is free and open to the public. Event is subject to change or cancellation.