Learn to see everyday life in a new way, and build up dozens of visual stories to document your daily life and check-in with yourself.
Diary comics can tell your personal story; start conversations; describe things that can be difficult to communicate with words alone; and be a creative experiment in expression. Weaving words and images together to tell a story is fun to do; therapeutic; a way to connect with people; political; and even transformational!
Inspired by everyday life, this book, illustrated and authored by comic artist Matilda Tristram, is an engaging and accessible introduction to the radical potential of diary drawings, small writings, and comic strip creativity. Discover how to practice observation and active listening through the use of narrative and storytelling techniques to weave drawings and ideas together to craft a unique and delightful visual diary.
Describe your real and imagined worlds by adding text to images and become a storyteller to create your own graphic narrative! Observational, personal, overheard conversations taken out of context, objects given a voice, locations and memories they inspire are all woven deftly into this charming book to cherish.
Matilda Tristram is an animator and illustrator. She teaches at Kingston University in London, and leads workshops on “drawing as therapy” at the School of Life. Matilda has co-written childrens' television shows including the Bafta-winning animation Dipdap, and is the author of autobiographical diary comic Probably Nothing: A Diary of Not-Your-Average Nine Months (Penguin, 2014). She studied at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2008, and now lives with her family in London. Matilda really likes drawing telegraph poles. You can find Matilda at: Instagram: @matildatr Website: https://matildatristram.com/
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