Friday, October 4, 1-5 pm
Marsh Room, Billings Library
Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett for this hands-on comics creation lab, featuring source materials from the Vermont Folklife Center and UVM Special Collections or materials you bring along. We'll look at basic techniques of cartooning and comics creation, then try our hands at drawing original comics based on primary sources of social justice activism in Vermont and elsewhere. We'll discuss questions of readability, visual impact, point of view, research, and the role of the artist in crafting original visual narratives. Participants will each create 1+ hand-drawn pages of original comics inspired by selected texts, and we'll all go home with the skills necessary to continue our work independently.
Art supplies provided. Participants are welcome to bring a favorite story of social justice activism to draw from, or use the source materials provided. For more about Marek's work, see www.MarekBennett.com
No experience required – everyone can draw comics!
Register now. The workshop is free and limited to 25 participants. Registration is required.
The workshop is presented in conjunction with a multi-day symposium exploring activism in comics. The symposium starts on Wednesday, October 2 with a talk by celebrated Vermont graphic novelist Alison Bechdel at the UVM Davis Center. There will be a series of talks at the Fleming Museum occur throughout the day on Saturday, October 5. On Monday, October 7, Congressman John Lewis closes the symposium with a talk on his transformative and award-winning graphic novels, The March Trilogy, at the Flynn Center. Details about symposium events.
For more information, contact Silver Special Collections at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 656-2138.