Spring 2024 Master Class

Adapting the Classics with Gareth Hinds

Learn about the creative process of adapting literature into the medium of comics by taking part in a hands-on collaborative project—with support from Gareth Hinds, creator of the NY Times bestselling graphic novel The Odyssey and other critically-acclaimed classic adaptations. Drawing skills are helpful but not required. You’ll learn writing/drawing/storytelling techniques that will help you express yourself visually and enable you to contribute to a literary adaptation in collaboration with your classmates.
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    Gareth Hinds

    Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called “spellbinding”), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called “stellar” and “a remarkably faithful rendering”). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.