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Tuesday, 01 January 2013 00:00

Learn to draw comic illustrations from a master

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art jameslyleCartoonist and illustrator James Lyle will do a presentation and demonstration on comic books and graphic novels for the Art League of the Smokies at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City.

Lyle will talk about his 30-year career as a freelance artist and illustrator, the craft and grammar of comics and brainstorm with the group to create the superhero he’ll sketch in the demonstration. Better known as “Doodle,” Lyle is a native of Western North Carolina and grew up in the Waynesville area. He has been published by such companies as Acclaim Comics, Caliber Comics, Now Comics and Zenescope Entertainment. Lyle has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society since 2009.

Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council, Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools.

828.488.7843 or www.swain.k12.nc.us/cfta or www.jameslyle.net.

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