Resources for “El Viaje” VT READS events.
COMICS CREATION GUIDES:
- Use these basic resources to make your own comics.
- Then ask a friend or neighbor to test-read your comics out loud to you…
P*I.E. PROCESS: Pencil + Ink + Erase
PENCIL+INK+ERASE: A simple process for creating & sharing your best work!
“Set Up a Blank (1-Sheet) Mini-Comic”
8 blank pages, ready to draw on! No stapler required.
“Journey Comics” Template
Use this basic sequence to create an original travel / migration / adventure mini!
Here’s a sure-fire way to jump-start your next mini (or series):
DEMO “JOURNEY” MINI-COMICS:
Every comic is an adventure through time & space… Here are some “JOURNEY” minis created by Marek during workshops (& elsewhere):
WORK-IN-PROGRESS: “Caesar Wallace” (Pencil Draft)
See Marek’s penciled first draft, drawn from the story of a local (NH) Revolutionary War vet… (It even has a surprise Civil War tie-in!)
Paul Long: Black Revolutionary War Veteran
Paul Long (Rye, NH) escapes from slavery & serves in the Revolution…
“Magnet Migrants” (Mini)
Surprising secrets of magnets & migrating birds!
Woody Guthrie’s “Tom Joad” #1
Adapting the first 6 verses of Woody Guthrie’s song, based on John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel…
“Woogums Goes for a Walk” (1-Sheet / 8 Page)
A desktop quick-draw, from blank paper to finished 8-page mini-comic…
SAMPLE STORIES from The Most Costly Journey:
2023 Comics Workshop Handbook (Work In Progress)
“Big Picture” ideas PLUS fun comics-making activities & drawing games…
El viaje más caro / The Most Costly Journey
Stories of Migrant Farmworkers in Vermont, Drawn by New England Cartoonists. // “Every North American should read this book.” ~ Alison Bechdel
The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 3 (1864)
1864: The continuing adventures of a Yankee school teacher in the heart of the Civil War!