Archive for August, 2016

A 2D Guide to 3D Characters is back at The Second City!

August 31, 2016
Join us at The Second City, Chicago, and bring your story ideas to life in cartoons. Explore creative self-development, character development, narrative structure and more! In-class writing and drawing exercises help you discover new possibilities in developing and expressing your ideas and point of view. These exercises help you generate the ideas for your own original, personal story. No experience necessary. If you can make a stick figure, you can get started!
Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10am  — Sign up here!
About the instructor: Steven Fischer is a two-time Emmy® nominated writer/producerof fiction, non-fiction, and animated stories. His credits include the films Freedom Dance (2007) featuring Golden Globe winner Mariska Hargitay and Old School New School (2010) with Emmy-winning actor Brian Cox. Fischer is a Fulbright recipient and speaks internationally on storytelling. Check out his cartoon story book: The Wonderful, Happy, Cartoony World of Steve & Bluey, about life in the world of a professional cartoon character.
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Steven Fischer presents A 2D Guide to 3D Characters at The Second City. Photo by Alicia Haywood.


The Return of Cartoons and Creativity at Waubonsee Community College!

August 31, 2016

Try Your Hand at Cartooning With an Emmy Nominated Filmmaker

No drawing experience is necessary for this unique creativity workshop with the multi-talented Steven Fischer. Develop your original, personal story through drawing – using a range of writing and drawing exercises to develop characters, locations and themes. Along the way, explore the philosophy and psychology of inspiration, cartoon art, creativity and storytelling.

Saturday, September 10, 2016
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove Campus 

Sign up here!!


Copies of Fischer’s book, The Wonderful, Happy, Cartoony World of Steve & Bluey, will be for sale at the workshop.