For Libraries & Camps / Aligns with SUMMER 2019 CSLP THEME

A UNIVERSE OF STORIES:
Drawing Comics @ Light Speed Through Space & Time!

Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett’s COMICS WORKSHOP on a quest throughout the known universe and beyond… A quest for amazing comics that ONLY YOU CAN DRAW!  Using blank paper, pencils, ink, and four basic “storytelling elements”, we’ll explore other worlds and times, create eye-catching (& readable) pages of original artwork, and learn how artists & authors use peer feedback to improve their work and get it out to new readers.

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Marek’s very first daily newspaper comic strip, the space adventure series “Quasar Blasters” (Brown Daily Herald, 1994-1997), as well as the release of his new Civil War graphic novel, The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, Vol. 2.  Marek will share his work from both series, as well as his experiences from a quarter-century drawing comics at the farthest reaches of space & time …

Marek’s popular interactive COMICS WORKSHOPS build literacy skills, hone powers of imagination, model complex project organization and self-publishing techniques, and help artists of all ages collaborate, appreciate, and support the work of their peers.  Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics, and go home with the skills necessary to continue creating comics all Summer long.  No experience required – everyone can draw comics!  MORE INFO: www.MarekBennett.com

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30
LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1-3 hours
AGE RANGES: Adaptable to program needs.
Suggested groupings = [Elementary/age 7-10] [Pre-teen/10-13] [Teen+]

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • Tables & chairs
  • pencils*
  • copy paper (8.5×11)*
  • easel (or wall or other display surface)

(If host cannot provide these items, please notify Marek ahead of time & he can bring them.)

Marek will bring pens, markers, art tools, & art samples.
To order your own, see TOOLS & MATERIALS >> 

SUGGESTED MATERIALS & SETUP:

  • digital projector*
  • screen / display surface
  • Work tables arranged in a big U or some other shape so we can all see each other & show & discuss art samples, OR…
  • A circle area where we can leave our work space & gather to discuss art samples (on paper or projected)
  • Clip boards (in case of over-attendance)

Contact Marek with any questions about materials & equipment.

MATERIALS PRODUCED:
Each participant creates 1+ pages of original comics artwork.
(Participants leave with the ability to continue working on their comics over the Summer…)

PROMO POSTERS:

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Host can add DATE + LOCATION + REGISTRATION info in blank space at the bottom.

Let me know if you’d like to have a poster generated for your event!


EXTENSION OPTION:

Participants can self-publish their stories as mini-comics; here’s how:

Read along in “Build Your Own 8-Page Mini” >>