Poetry Comics Camp (2021)

Presented in partnership with Children’s Literacy Foundation

April Vacation 2021: POETRY COMICS CAMP
Monday-Friday (26-30 April 2021)

How to create cartoons, make mini-comics, scribble story-scrolls, and more… all based on ideas from poems, songs, and other growing things!

To receive all invites, artwork, & printables:



DAY 1: Walt Whitman (Notes @Patreon) >>

DAY 2: Rumi (Notes @Patreon) >>

DAY 3: Bashō (Notes @Patreon) >>

DAY 4: Emily Dickinson (Notes @Patreon) >>

DAY 5: “Un Ave, Solamente Una” (Notes @Patreon) >>


  • Draw along with Marek in this series of short, fun live sessions, every day @ noon (ET)
  • Work @ your own pace between sessions
  • Create your own original comics…
  • No experience necessary — Everyone can create comics!

For Teachers:

During this camp, we’re keeping an eye on how our cartooning work incorporates the COMMON CORE Anchor Standards for Reading, especially the following:

    Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
    Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
    Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
    Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
    Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
    Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Published by Marek

Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

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