Comics Workshop @ Salisbury & Webster Elementary Schools (April 2021)

Snapshots, links & other materials for our 4-day residency…

JUMP TO: PREP / DAY 1 / DAY 2 / DAY 3 / DAY 4

PREP:

1-Sheet Mini-Comics

If you’d like to set up your own blank 1-sheet mini-comic before our class, here are a couple ways to do that:

DAY 1 NOTES (Salisbury Session #1)

SESSION 1: Let’s look at cartooning methods, & pencil some original pages of comics…

Marek’s intro cartoon: Sharing ideas, information, & imagination!

(K+1) 4-Panel Pages:

Marek’s mystery sample: Setting + Action + LEFT>RIGHT reading direction…

If you’re drawing more than one page, be sure to use a separate sheet of paper for each page (= draw on 1 side only!):

(2+3, 4+5) “Setting+Action+Result” 3-Panel Pages:

Margins + panel borders + F.A.S.T. storytelling tools:

Marek’s Example: Diary comic from a recent woods-walk:

If you’re drawing MORE pages: See sample page layouts HERE >>

DAY 2 NOTES (Webster Group 1)

An intro to basic cartooning methods, & penciling original pages of comics…

DAY 3 NOTES (Webster Group 2)

An intro to basic cartooning methods, & penciling original pages of comics…

DAY 4 NOTES (Salisbury Session #2)

SESSION 2: Conferencing, editing, & inking our original pages, plus a look at publishing your own mini-comics!

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