Richy K. Chandler

Richy K. Chandler

Writer, Illustrator, Comic Creator

http://www.tempolush.com/workshops.html
richy@tempolush.com
Booking enquiry
Richy K. Chandler - author tools

Available for

Commission, Educational, Interview, Reading, Speech, Talk, Workshop

Audiences

Age 3 to 5, Age 5 to 7, Age 7 to 11, Age 11 to 14, Age 14 to 16, Age 16 to 18+, Adult

Genres

Art, Fantasy, Fiction, Fiction narrative, Humour, Lifestyle, Mind, Narrative, Picture book, Science fiction, Self-help

Book types

Comic, Fiction for children, Graphic novel

Details

I am a writer and illustrator (Lucy the Octopus, Adventure Time, Wallace & Gromit) with over five years experience at running workshops in making comics and graphic novels, in over over 110 venues including schools, colleges, museums, hospitals and libraries.

My previous workshops and talks have taken place at a variety of venues and events including The Cartoon Museum, Evelina Children’s Hospital, Greenwich Theatre, Discover Children's Centre, Poole Museum, Walthamstow Library, Cultivate Festival, Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning, Laydeez Do Comics, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School and Cartoon County Brighton.

Workshops

Comic Creating Workshops are fantastic for engaging children, teenagers and adults in...

• Developing narratives
• Visualising ideas
• Self-Expression
• Learning new skills
• Creative collaboration
• Fun with a sense of achievement

I am happy to give talks and run workshops on making comics and graphic novels, covering character design, story telling, illustration, lettering, visualising ideas and self-publishing.  I am able to plan sessions around your timetable and incorporate any themes you wish to focus on.  

To give you an idea of the content of one of my workshops, a day long session (5 hours) might go roughly like this...

    •    Introduction to what a comic creator does and my own work (with accompanying images)
    •    Warm Up Creative Games / Exercises
    •    Character Development exercises and introduction (with accompanying slide show)
    •    Pupils develop and draw their own characters
    •    Story based games / exercises
    •    Story writing and planning
    •    Creating strip using pupil's own characters

Shorter workshops would focus on specific elements of this plan.

I'm also experienced and able to give talks and assemblies.

Travel:
I am London based but able to travel anywhere, both in the UK and Internationally.

Equipment needed

For me:
Flip chart or white board with working marker pens, or a calibrated smart board
Ideally a PC/projector to show a PDF images that I could bring on a USB stick or email over in advance

For the participants:
A4 paper, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners and coloured pencils
Copies of worksheets that I would email over in advance

Prices available upon request

Testimonials:

“Richy has delivered a number of workshops in our school and we have found him to be a highly professional and creative individual. Richy can be relied on to deliver  enjoyable sessions and is able to engage young people from across the ability range and with diverse needs. ”
Maarten Crommelin, Deputy Headteacher, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School

“The students really enjoyed Richy’s session, enthusiastically taking part in his workshop and listening attentively throughout. Many students were inspired by Richy to look into graphic novels and create their own after the session.
"
Emma Wallace, Senior Librarian, St Benedicts School, Ealing



“We all enjoyed Richy’s fantastic visit to The Forum, Southend. The event was well structured and fully enjoyed by our young visitors. Richy engaged completely and brought fun and learning in one brilliant session.”

Elizabeth Allen, Community Development Officer, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council



"Richy’s easy and cheerful manner relaxed the participants so that their creative energies could be unleashed.
"
Elena Jessup, W.I.P Comics


Books by Richy K. Chandler

I have written and illustrated four published books, illustrated several others, created work for comic companies and run my own small press comic imprint.

978-1785925139
Lucy the Octopus

Lucy the Octopus

A comic about an unpopular teenage girl who happens to be an octopus. "An endlessly inventive exploration of the possibilities of the newspaper strip form." Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier 
978-1848193246
When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job?: Parenting and the Creative Muse

When Are You Going to Get a Proper Job?: Parenting and the Creative Muse

This witty, insightful graphic novel explores the challenges faced by artists today. Creative block is the least of Tariq's worries, as he struggles to be a `good enough' father while pursuing a career that is underpaid and underappreciated. 
978-1785925122
What the Hell Just Happened?!: Comfort and Wisdom for When Your World Falls Apart

What the Hell Just Happened?!: Comfort and Wisdom for When Your World Falls Apart

'You feel like you're...how can I put it...falling?' This inspirational gift book helps readers overcome troubling times in their lives. Through vivid illustrations and positive affirmations, the book shows how you can face your past and embrace your future. The author provides thoughtful tips to remind you of what you can be at your emotionally strongest and smartest. Written by successful graphic novelist Richy K. Chandler, this will help you face life head-on and appreciate all that is good in your life. Ideal to gift to anyone going through a rough patch, or for use by therapists and counsellors. 
978-1785924149
You Make Your Parents Super Happy!: A book about parents separating

You Make Your Parents Super Happy!: A book about parents separating

This simple graphic story helps children whose parents are separating to feel better. The book says why some parents have to live in different places, and reassures them that both parents will keep looking after them, and love them just as before. 
Tempo Lush Tales of the Tanoox

Tempo Lush Tales of the Tanoox

Comic anthology on the theme of positive transformation conceived & edited by Richy K. Chandler. "A commendable and vital anthology offering." Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier 
Tempo Lush Treats

Tempo Lush Treats

A buffet of tasty comics and illustrations from RiCHY K. CHANDLER (Lucy the Octopus, When are You Going to Get a Proper Job?), including a tale of Japanese spirits, a bad dream, a visual poem, a breakfast recipe and much more, in TEMPO LUSH TREATS...  
Rosie and Jacinda: Demon Cloud

Rosie and Jacinda: Demon Cloud

The teenage romantic comedy manga with a hint of fairytale! Rosie and Jacinda will put a smile on your face and a magical glow in your heart! 
978-1782760320
Wallace and Gromit - The Complete Newspaper Strips Volumes 1

Wallace and Gromit - The Complete Newspaper Strips Volumes 1

Richy wrote scripts for close to 300 Wallace and Gromit newspaper strips, collected in four collections, published by Titan Comics. 

Media

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Richy K. Chandler - second image

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