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YWW Hybrid: Comics with James Art Ville

October 22, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

YWW presents James Art Ville

How to Tell a Story with Sequential Art: Comics 

Before the written language, humans crafted a system of record-keeping and storytelling using nothing but illustrations. While the written word has since become the dominant method of non-verbal communication, the integration of both methodologies has the profound and unique ability to engage the reader to a degree that neither one does alone. There is a connotation that comics as considered nothing more than flashy children’s stories, filled with caped heroes and fire-breathing dragons. Comics is a medium, not a genre. James Art Ville breaks down the mechanics of sequential art and how this overlooked literary medium is making a comeback in the modern day.

About James Art Ville –

Local graphic designer and digital illustrator, James Art Ville, combines his passion for drawing and computer technology to create digital art. His background in design has allowed him the privilege of creating book covers for authors, as well as taking on the role of editor and interior designer. His creative talent has been utilized to illustrate children’s books, web comics, and graphic novels. His colorful style takes inspiration from the classic cartoons, comics, and Japanese anime of his youth.

This meeting will be held on Oct. 22nd, in person at the Josephine Community Library, Grants Pass branch, located at 200 NE C St in Grants Pass. We will be offering virtual attendance through ZOOM for those unable to attend.

Meet and greet time is from 10-10:15 am, workshop from 10:15-11:15 am, and Q & A time with book signing time from 11:15-11:30 am.

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to require mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings. If you are unable to mask, we invite you to join us at one of our online Chapter Meetings. Here is a link to our policies.

Zoom Details

You have to be logged into your own personal Zoom account to attend this meeting (to create a FREE account, go to Zoom.us).

Once you are logged in to your own personal zoom account, click here to register for this specific meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkdu-vrDMjHtdLE6gh-PAPuaNvp1551K2p

On the day of the meeting, log into your Zoom account and then click the link zoom sent you in your email when you registered with the link above. If you are logged into your personal zoom account, you can also click the link above and register again if you need to. If you have not done this before, we encourage you to try logging in a half hour before the meeting begins. We had to change our meeting access because of a few inappropriate guests, but we want to continue to keep our meetings open to the public.


October 22, 2022
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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