This summer’s gonna be one big drawing party!
Join in when you want, pay what you can…
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Summer 2020 ~ All-Ages Online COMICS CAMP
This is shaping up to be our busiest COMICS CAMP summer ever, with lots of new projects going on — including YOURS! Join us whenever you want, work at your own pace, & pay what you can… I’m looking forward to drawing with you!
COMICS CAMP Activities (June-August):
(Specific features & schedules may change a bit as the season approaches.)
LIVE-DRAW w/ MAREK!
COMICS WORKSHOP TUTORIALS
Get access to Marek’s growing playlist of cartooning/self-publishing tutorials. You can use these brief, fun lessons as needed, to review topics & build new skillz…
UPDATES & INVITES
Get all the reminders & links for additional public LIVE EVENTS — mostly weekly, sometimes daily. These Summer Reading Programs help artists share ideas & inspiration all summer long…
FEEDBACK & ENCOURAGEMENT!
Get positive artist-to-artist project feedback & planning help from Marek (& other artists). Share your artwork in our Comics Camp ARTIST GALLERY. Keep drawing all summer long with support of the entire COMICS CAMP community…
PRINTABLES & MORE
To get started today:
COMICS CAMP (& Marek’s Patreon) is an all-ages inclusive workshop environment. If you are under 18, please register & participate via a parent/guardian’s account.
WEEKLY TOPIC SCHEDULE (PREVIEW)
This outline may change a bit as summer approaches… We’ll definitely make some adjustments when we see what everybody’s working on in camp! ~ M
Start the summer with a sampling of cartooning styles, plus basic self-publishing skills you can use all season.
- Week of 7 June: Blobs, Panels, & Stories…
- 14 June: Eyeballs Vs. Stick Figures!
- 21 June: Rabbits Vs. Monsters!
- 28 June: Mini-Comics 101
JUNE PRINTABLE PACK: Poster + new minis + other surprises…
Imagine OUR Story…
July is all about drawing stories (& story ideas) from the world around us — from auto-bio to fiction & fantasy, w/ updates on Marek’s latest graphic novel projects!
- 5 July: Diary Comics
- 12 July: Fantasy & History
* ALSO: Currier Comics Camp = M-F daily (Separate registration TBA)
- 19 July: Family Stories
- 26 July: Songs, Poems, & Forgotten Letters
* ALSO: Tillotson Center Comics Camp = M-Th daily (Separate registration TBA)
JULY PRINTABLE PACK: New artwork + Freeman Colby Vol. 3 specials!
Graphic Novel Month!
To finish the summer, we’ll look at ways to produce, publish, & share our work, including setting goals & managing your own project (daily strip, mini-comic, graphic novella, etc.).
- 2 August: Self-publishing overview
- 9 August: Mini-Comics Intensive
- 16 August: Digital Skillz (scanning, format, layout…)
- 23 August: Graphic novels, print-on-demand, etc.
(End-of-Summer Publishing Party = T.B.A.!)
AUGUST PRINTABLE PACK: Poster + minis + Comics Camp 2020 Anthology?? (TBA)
(Q) But what will we DO at Comics Camp?
We’ll do lots of demos & answer all your comics questions, plus we have a few structured activities you can try — but mostly, you can use our lesson time & your own independent work time to MAKE ORIGINAL COMICS featuring the stories that only YOU can tell!
You can work when & how you like — & get any feedback you need from Marek & your fellow campers.
(Q) What kinds of comics are we talking about here?
ALL kinds of comics — whatever you’re most excited to dream up & work on! Here’s an example of one of Marek’s demo projects:
(Don’t worry, we’ll go a much slower during our lessons… This video shows my hands drawing @ 12x speed!!)
(Q) What kinds of tools & art supplies will I need?
You can join the lessons with any kind of paper, pencil, & black-ink pen. Everything else is optional! See TOOLS & MATERIALS for more info >> …
(Q) What have past COMICS CAMPS been like?
To get a sense of COMICS CAMP’s collaborative, creative group spirit (& awesome output), check out this post from COMICS CAMP @ the Currier Art Center, Summer 2019!
(Also, 2018 = here!)
Yes, Greta might make an appearance this summer, too...