Gale Galligan is the illustrator of the fifth and sixth Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, and she has degrees from New York University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. She absolutely loves talking about comics and everything that goes into making them!
Gale lives with her husband in Pleasantville, New York, along with their adorable rabbits and leopard gecko. You can find her online at galesaur.com.
Comics Step by Step
Starting your own comic can feel intimidating—but it doesn’t have to. Gale talks about her life as a graphic novelist and walks students through her comics-making process from start to finish, with plenty of fun progress photos and behind-the-scenes talk along the way. Includes Q&A.
Let's Make a Minicomic
Minicomics are comics that you put together yourself. There are as many ways to make minicomics as there are people creating them—fancy, simple, short, or long, and always exciting to read. In this presentation/workshop, Gale talks about the fun of making and sharing minicomics, and then walks students through making a simple minicomic of their very own. Did you know that, with a single sheet of paper and a pencil, you can make your own small comic in just a few minutes?
Building a Stronger Comics Page
When you’re writing a story, you can use different words and paragraph lengths to help change the mood and show your reader what’s important. Comics can do that too—but they also have a toolbox all their own. Gale talks about some of the ways you can build a comic page to make your story even better and more fun to read. Includes Q&A.