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…”
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).
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.
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!)
Here are some links to help get warmed up (creatively)!
“BEFORE Your Comics Workshop” = Comics & videos to from some of Marek’s past projects.
Here’s how to set up a blank 1-SHEET MINI-COMIC:
Here’s what it looks like when Marek’s drawing an 8-page mini-comic:
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.
(COLOR VERSION COMING SOON)