Visual Storytelling with Jess Ruliffson


Have you ever wanted to make comics, but didn't know where to start? Access your inner storyteller in this workshop designed for writers interested in transforming their work into visual narrative. The first half of the workshop will be filled with quick and spontaneous exercises to examine how panels and words aid story flow. In the second part of the workshop, we'll delve deeper into your own narratives to unfold, creating a one page comic and a road map for your story. Storytellers of all levels of drawing ability are welcome to attend.

Jess ruliffson Bio

Award-winning cartoonist Jess Ruliffson has traveled across the United States interviewing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, documenting the returning war wounded at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, listening to stories at kitchen tables in Georgia, libraries in New York, dive bars in Mississippi, and back porches in Vermont. She’s given lectures about these experiences at The Drawing Center and The Center for Cartoon Studies. Her work has been published by Pantheon Books, The Columbia School of Journalism, Wilson Quarterly, The Oxford American, BuzzFeed, The Gainesville Sun, and The Boston Globe. She teaches at The Sequential Artists Workshop and The School of Visual Arts.


The day-long workshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 17th from 9AM to 4PM at The Capitol Post (625 North Washington Street, Suite 425, Alexandria, VA). It is open to all veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers. To register, please complete the application below.