We hope you can join us on Monday, July 10 for a very special day with comic book artist Marek Bennett. There will be two events with Marek on July 10:
1:00 – 3:00pm: BUILD A BETTER WORLD Interactive Comics Workshop (for children entering 4th grade through teen; see description below for more info)
3:30 – 4:30pm: Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) Summer Readers Author Presentation with comic book artist Marek Bennett followed by a CLiF book giveaway! For all ages!
More info on the Comics Workshop (for children entering 4th grade through teen):
“BUILD A BETTER WORLD: Creating Your Comics Universe, One Panel at a Time”
Join NH 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! MORE INFO: www.MarekBennett.com