READINGS/AUTHOR VISITS

A single-day visit can include any of the following activities, according to schedule & interest:

  • INTRO ASSEMBLY (20-45 minutes)
    • Intro Marek & his current/past projects
    • Marek & audience members read aloud from projected sample comics
    • Introduce basic concepts, including: cartooning / comics / panels / pages / mini-comics / graphic novels / etc.
  • CLASSROOM WORKSHOPS (45-90 minutes each)
    • Through hands-on activities, participants explore specific comics topics/techniques & create original artwork
    • Participants practice peer conferences, editing, & preparing their artwork for publication/display/sharing…
  • EXTENSIONS
    • Q&A on comics / comics history / self-publishing / professional practices / etc.
    • Advanced topics (based on participants’ artwork)
    • Special topics in self-publishing & mini-comics distribution
    • Specific curricular topics, &c. as desired
    • CLOSING ASSEMBLY: Marek reads aloud from participants’ artwork, showcasing original approaches used during workshops.

LIBRARY/MUSEUM VISITS

  • As above, with specific focus on topics, collections, styles, or locations as desired.

SAMPLE PROGRAMS OFFERED:

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GROUP WORKSHOPS

  • Family Comics: 2+ participants per family, children work w/ parents or grandparents in multi-generational groups to create comics based on family stories.
  • Local History:  Group creates original comics using texts & materials from local historical organizations.
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