|Comic book writer Jason Neulander will be a making stop at the Houston Public Library’s Central Library to give two hands-on comic book workshops for children and teens. These workshops will help students learn the process of writing for comic books. Classes will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 10:30 AM and 1 PM and will be limited to. Neulander will be teaching students how to create a story, develop characters, scripts, design thumbnails and go through the final edition process. At the end of each class, everyone will walk away with a few pages of a comic book that they have created. The Central Library is located at 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313. These workshops are free and open to the public.|
Neulander is best known for his “The Intergalactic Nemesis” comic book series, which is not only a comic-book series but also a live theatrical production that will be presented in Houston at the Wortham Center on May 12, 2011 by the Society for the Performing Arts. The show is appropriate for ages 7 and up! For details visit www.spahouston.org.
Scheduled Comic Book Workshops:
Saturday, April 16, 2011
* 10:30AM – Workshop for children ages 7 – 12
* 1 PM – Workshop for teens ages 13 – 18
Note: Each Workshop is limited to 30 students and will run 90 minutes.
Register for the classes online at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.
About Jason Neulander
Neulander is a writer, director, and producer based in Austin, Texas. He was the founder and Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater from 1994 to 2008. During that time, Neulander directed and produced more than fifty world premiere plays, musicals, and operas. Since 2000, every production he directed in Austin has been hailed as a “Top 10” theater event by The Austin Chronicle. The Austin American-Statesman has said of him: “Neulander aims to change the world. ... Unlike most of his artistic compatriots, he is winning.” In 2004, 2005, and 2007 he was voted “Best Theatre Director” in the Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” readers’ polls. His directing work has been staged at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin; The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis; Portland Center Stage; The Guthrie; The Public Theater, among others.
Since 2006, the Austin TX production of his play “The Intergalactic Nemesis”(www.theintergalacticnemesis.com), which he co-authored and directed, has toured to more than 30 venues coast-to-coast, including sold out performances at the 1,100-seat Wortham Center in Houston (“Delightful ... Timelessly cool ... A blast!” – Houston Chronicle) and the 1,200-seat Paramount Theatre in Austin (“TOP TEN OF 2006 … More fun than I've had in a theatre in quite some time. If you haven't seen it ... what are you waiting for?” – The Austin Chronicle).
Neulander is also the writer and director of two short films, “A Snack for Piper” and “The Rapture” and two feature-length screenplays: “The Transgressors,” and “Simon Curtis at the End of His Career.”
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.