As result of the contribution between Santiago de Compostela's Culture Department and IES San Clemente, students who took part in Pek #1 project, develop a Workshop teaching how to use GIMP software to paint comic strips.
Francisco Alonso Rodríguez (teaching)
María Teresa Balo Martínez
David Garcia-Santamarina Liñeira
Alberto Rey Rey (teaching)
Here, you can download tree posters of this event:
Apart from Desktop Publishing software like Scribus, the tool that we used to create Pek #1, there are several specific applications for comic creation, that work really well.
We are testing Comic Life, that makes easier comic creation.
Do you want to see some files made with this tool? These are letters that Maria Sourgiadaki (the scriptwriter and a very demanding boss, at the same time than nice and sweet) made me do, in order to send to NSSs.
Procedure (let's see how things have progressed for Pek!)
Firstly, each school created its own script, based on a flea that arrives in the city where the school is and once there, something funny happens to him. We had five imaginative scriptwriters that started this project.
Then, our five great cartoonists converted the scripts into comic pages, drawn with black ink in a template. We didn't care about different drawing styles (we love differences and diversity). At this point, sometimes we faced a problem, because some balloons were small and the text to put into too big.
When I opened it, I stayed speechless for a while, awed, overwhelmed by the joy of holding in my hands the real copies of Pek's magazine. It was such a different feeling, compared with seeing the result of our work on a pc's screen!
Creation is a divine gift, a power to transform an abstract idea into something real.
How many people got involved in this task How many hours invested How many steps, how many parts connected into a chain of creative events? .....
...from the time when Pek was firstly conceived as a...