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Tuesday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Your Caption Here: How-to Manipulate Images Without Photoshop

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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.

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Drew Dernavich

The New YorkerDrew Dernavich mainly draws woodcut-style cartoons on scratchboard, which would be really cool if it was still 1912. He won the National Cartoonists Society’s award for best magazine cartooning in 2006, and his work can be seen regularly in the New Yorker magazine... Read More →
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Jessica Hagy

Cartoonist, Infographics, Editorial IllustrationN/A
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Austin Kleon

ArtistAustinkleon.comAustin Kleon is a writer and artist. He's the author of the books Steal Like An Artist and Newspaper Blackout. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Meg, and their dog, Milo.
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Maris Kreizman

CreatorSlaughterhouse 90210Maris Kreizman is the creator of Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog that combines her love of literature with her deep appreciation for crappy television. She has been a book editor at Free Press/Simon & Schuster and Counterpoint/Basic Books, and is currently... Read More →
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Ross Nover

DesignamatoonistThe SystemRoss Nover is a webcomic creator and graphic designer from Washington, DC. His webcomic, The System (http://www.systemcomic.com/), is a minimalistic and pessimistic view of graphic design, coffee, biking, and whatever else will make for good fodder. It stars... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt, TX Ballroom 5-7 208 Barton Springs Rd

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