«Cinema on Paper: Directing a comic book page»
A very interesting masterclass about comics and cinema, the comic book page, and the succession of images will be presented to a limited audience by Giorgos Mpotsos and renowned artist Andrea Bruno during the second part of the 7th Peloponnisos International Doc Film Festival in Kalamata (18 June-4 July).
During the seminar, the participants will be able to try their hands into creative exercises, making their own comic story. The masterclass will take place on Saturday 26th June, at 18:00. The place will be decided soon, based on the protocols against covid-19.
A few words about Giorgos Botsos
Giorgos Botsos was born in 1960 in Athens, Greece. In 1983 he graduated from the Political Department of Athens Law School. As a regular contributor to BABEL magazine since 1987, he has participated in all the Festivals organized by it. His work is characterized by very intense use of color and a special style that combines elements of expressionism and immediacy of the 9th Art. His artwork has been presented in many solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He has been teaching comics and has been directing the “sketch-comics-cartoon” department at AKTO College Art & Design since 2000.
A few words about Andrea Bruno
Andrea Bruno was born in Catania in 1972. He started making comics in the early 1990s. He has published in many Italian and international anthologies and periodicals, such as 'Black Indian Ink (Amok, 2000), Mano, Schizzo, Black, Le Cheval Sans Tête, De Brakke Hond, Rosetta and Strapazin. He lives in Bologna and is one of the founding members of Canicola. In 2007 he published his comic story 'Brodo di Niente'.
Andrea Bruno is one of the interesting comic artists in the international scene. Some of his influences are the Italian and Argentinian artists Alberto Breccia, José Munoz, Sergio Toppi and Hugo Pratt. For the last 20 years he has worked into a personal style with the distinct use of ink and thick paper. This technique works for an Impressionistic-expressionistic style.