BEFORE your Comics Workshop:

Here are some links & resources to help you participate & get the most out of our sessions — AND keep in touch, both beforehand & afterwards! ~ Marek

[About Virtual Programs] [Comics Camp 2020!]


SETTING UP: Tools & Materials

You can draw comics with VERY simple tools — basically, any paper & writing tools found in your home or classroom will do.

Here are some more specific recommendations for casual or serious comics-creation:

COMICS CAMPERS:
Pick & choose what drawing tools you need from this basic BLICK ordering list →
+ Order 8.5″x11″ white paper here →
+ Order 2-pocket folders here →

TEACHERS: Fill out this form to start the tools planning process: Contact: MATERIALS PREP FORM

More about TOOLS & MATERIALS →


Preview VIDEOS:

Comics Workshop HOW TO Videos

Marek demos all sorts of cartooning techniques & tricks!

Let’s Draw MONSTERS!

Because it’s so relaxing…

“How to Draw FREEMAN COLBY”

A basic intro to historical stick-figure cartooning…

Preview COMICS TECHNIQUES:

COMICS WORKSHOP Tutorial: “Alligator P*I.E.!”

Use your comics-making tools to create your most READABLE images!

“Set Up a Blank (1-Sheet) Mini-Comic”

Get ready to draw an 8-page story:

“Drawing an 8-page 1-Sheet Mini-Comic”

Pencil+Ink+Erase an 8-page story:

“How to Fold a Printed (1-Sheet) Mini-Comic”

Folding an already-drawn / printed booklet is slightly different from folding a blank booklet…

“John Weeks, 1911”

HISTORICAL COMICS DEMO: The Congressional law that established the National Forest system, set to music!

“Build Your Own 8-PAGE MINI”

Shrinking, cutting out, making a “floppy copy,” & more — The deluxe COMICS CAMP self-publishing method!

Krazy Chats

Deep readings of George Herriman’s Krazy Kat daily strips, on the 100th anniversary of their publication.


Mini-Comics ➤

Preview Mini-Comics >>

Take a look at some of the many minis we’ve drawn during residencies & classroom visits…

See especially:


TEACHERS & ON-SITE PROGRAM HOSTS:

CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS:

Drawing comics is a worthwhile activity in & of itself, but it’s also a powerful tool for exploring curriculum … Here are some integration ideas!


Download BOOK ORDER forms

Just fill in your return info + due date, then print & distribute…


Download POSTERS & GRAPHICS

Add event info, print, & post to promote your event!


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