Build a Better World: Creating Your Comics Universe, One Panel at a Time

August 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Converse Free Library
38 Union St
Lyme, NH 03768
Judith G. Russell, Library Director


AGES 8-12ish. Register at the library.

Join New Hampshire teaching artist Marek Bennett’s COMICS WORKSHOP to learn how cartoonists build entire worlds and universes out of the simplest possible materials!  Using only blank pages, pencils, ink, and four basic “building blocks” of stories, we’ll craft dynamic characters and rich settings, and bring them to life in comics panels, strips, and pages.  We’ll also look at how artists and authors use peer feedback to improve their work, and how to supplement our new worlds with helpful maps, splash pages, and more.

This interactive workshop builds literacy skills, hones powers of imagination, shares complex project organization and self-publishing techniques, and helps young artists collaborate, appreciate, and support the work of their neighbors.  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!

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