Saturday, March 24, 2012

Meet the instructor: Laura Scarpa

Laura Scarpa is a comic artist born in Venice and based in Rome who balance between comics, children's illustration, writing and editing.
She has published in numerous magazines and comic books, has written and illustrated stories for children and adults, curated many comic's magazines like Scuola di Fumetto and Animals and published books like L'arte della sceneggiatura (The Art of Screenwriting), and Caffè a Colazione, a collection of images from her sketchbooks.
Laura holds workshops and conducts courses since more than ten years for schools like IED, organise online comics courses like Scuola di Fumetto and she is president of ComicOut, a non-profit cultural association dedicated to comics.


"First of all we draw for ourself" - says Laura - "but then, we do it for communicate with others. Teaching is a natural consequence of this experience, where not only we share drawings but we enrich our knowledge. Teaching comics, that I have done for so many year, might not be so different than to lead a skeching group and to draw together. Other people's drawings get into ours drawings - this is the reason why we all share our work online! Being an urban sketchers instructor I will finally experience from real the sketchers network I belong online".

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