Tuesday 15th March, 2011
12:30pm to 1:30pm
We all know how easy it is to doctor an image with Photoshop, but there's an even easier and low-tech way to alter an image's meaning: just change the caption. It turns out that pictures can say whatever we want them to say, provided we use the right words. In this session, we'll get the lowdown from a panel of bloggers and cartoonists who have elevated captioning to a brilliant, often hilarious art form. We'll learn why the old writing adage "Show don't tell" is useless, and how a picture might be worth a thousand words, but when it's paired with a caption that deepens, expands, or redefines its meaning, it can be worth a million.
I'm a writer who draws. Author of Newspaper Blackout and Steal Like An Artist. http://steallikeanartist.com bio from Twitter
Cartoonist for New Yorker magazine. I will not steal your French fries. bio from Twitter
Graphic Designer / Comic Artist / @SuperArtFight MC More info at http://www.noverdesign.com/ bio from Twitter
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