Here’s a checklist to help you set up a program:

  1. CONTACT:
    EMAIL MAREK  to start the process …
    Initial considerations include your location, participants, & possible dates.  Programs typically book 6+ months ahead.  You can check the COMICS CALENDAR to see if your preferred dates are available.
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  2. PROGRAM OPTIONS:
    Choose what kind of program you want to host, and look over the options:

    1. 1-day event (author visits, library/museum workshops, &c.)
    2. Multi-day Residency
    3. Remote Video Visit (via Skype/GoogleHangouts/&c.)
    4. Teacher Training / Professional Development Workshop
    5. Something else…?
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  3. FUNDING OPTIONS:
    Typical fee structure is: [per diem rate] + [RT mileage x $0.50 (or other travel rate)]
    For day trips, mileage is calculated from Henniker, NH.
    Rates vary widely; we’ll discuss that via email.
    Marek is rostered with the following organizations, who provide grant funding for COMICS WORKSHOP programs:

    Other regular sources of funding include local schools, PTAs, and community organizations like historical societies, Rotary clubs, &c.

 


To PREPARE for your COMICS WORKSHOP:

Once you’re on the COMICS CALENDAR, it’s time to look into the following items:

  1. CURRICULUM INTEGRATION?:
    Consider these CURRICULAR CONNECTIONS to integrate COMICS WORKSHOP with your ongoing programs & curriculum.
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  2. PREVIEW MAREK’S WORK:
    1. You can print & share materials from my Printables & Free Stuff page
    2. Also, I can send advance copies of my graphic novels & works in progress, as desired.
    3.  COMICS WORKSHOP PREP BOOKLET = Download & print the PDF for some basic comics terms & formats to share with teachers & participants. (5.5″x8.5″, 8 pages)
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  3. TOOLS & MATERIALS:
    cw-WEB-Tools-01-w=600-h=600 Use this basic TOOLS + MATERIALS guide to order your comics making supplies.  (We use very simple & cheap materials; you probably already have a lot of them.)
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  4. SPACE & EQUIPMENT NEEDS:
    For details about setting up your hosting space, see our page: COMICS WORKSHOP FACILITIES >>
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  5. PROMOTION:
    cw-WEB-Posters-01-w=600-h=600 These PROMO POSTERS & GRAPHICS can help share & promote your event.
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  6. JOIN COMICS WORKSHOP on SOCIAL MEDIA:
    1. Be sure to like Marek Bennett’s COMICS WORKSHOP on Facebook & share your events with your network.
    2. Become a patron @ Patreon to get lots of news, updates, & sneak peeks at works in progress.
  7. BOOK ORDERS:
    170200-OrderForm-SCHOOLS-Ages-WWW_MarekBennett_COMFor participants who would like to order their own autographed copies of COMICS WORKSHOP graphic novels, here’s an order form with special school/non-profit prices available only to program hosts:
    [School Order Form PDF >>]
    I can leave the signed books at your location on the final day of the program, OR mail them afterwards by arrangement.

 

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