Storywalk / November 2021

Make a Mini-Comics Adventure to Share with Your Friends & Family…

Join us in November 2021 for a special series of online COMICS WORKSHOPS with New Hampshire public libraries.

ABOUT / GET READY / PRINTABLE KITS / POSTERS & GRAPHICS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Cartoonist & teacher Marek Bennett has drawn all over the world (& his own backyard), making mini-comics & graphic novels… Now Marek will show you how to create your own comics, & share ’em with friends & family, near & far.

“Everyone can create comics! There are stories all around us…”
~ Marek

Storywalk 2021 is made possible by the NH State Council on the Arts.

HOW TO REGISTER:

These virtual workshops are all listed on Marek’s COMICS CALENDAR. You can register with the host library to receive the Zoom link & other info.

Some libraries may also have kits & printables for you to pick up (if you’re in the area).

GETTING READY:

TOOLS & ART SUPPLIES:

We’ll create our comics with the most basic of art supplies — A pencil, paper, & black inking pen, to start. See Marek’s TOOLS & MATERIALS page for more info.

I call these tools my “Must-Haves” but really what you use is up to you!

NOTE: If you plan to make an 8-page booklet with us, you will also want to have a pair of scissors handy.

OPTIONAL MATERIALS:

You might want to bring any of the following items to our session:

  • A favorite book you might like to draw as a comic
  • A favorite family story (“true” and/or “embellished”)
  • A photo or memory of a place or person that is important to you
  • A friend or family member (It’s always more fun to draw with somebody else!)

PREP LINKS:

Here are some links to help get warmed up (creatively)!


“BEFORE Your Comics Workshop” = Comics & videos to from some of Marek’s past projects.


PRACTICE:

Here’s how to set up a blank 1-SHEET MINI-COMIC:


PREVIEW:

Here’s what it looks like when Marek’s drawing an 8-page mini-comic:

Printable Kits:

Some host libraries may supply printables & art supplies in a kit for local pick-up… Ask your event host about it.

Printable mini-comics may include:

HOST LIBRARIES: PDFs = here (password protected) >>

Posters & Graphics:

Square image tile for online use.
JPG (w=2000)

(COLOR VERSION COMING SOON)

8.5″x11″ poster (add event info to blank bottom section)
JPG (w=2400) / PDF >>

Square image tile for online use.
JPG (w=2400) / GIF (w=3000)

8.5″x11″ poster (add event info to blank bottom section)
JPG (w=2000) / PDF >>

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