Posted in Latest Site Updates on August 07, 2012 by Vec
Word is a small bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s most northern neighbourhood. It has a huge basement space to hold writing and arts workshops and other activities. This is where I held a comics jam on Sunday, August 5.
I had a good turnout of 12 participants. Some very interesting comics arose from our mixed group of children, parents and young adults. We did a two part activity. The first part was a traditional comics jam that involved passing a piece of paper through a group of people who each contributed one panel to a collective narrative. The second part had participants select two comics made in the first activity. They then connected the narrative of the two comics through another sequence of panels.
Oh, there's a schnauzer.
Post-comics jam a friend and I went to The Bean, an independent coffee shop in Manhattan. As I was ordering my very excellent white tea, the cashier asked if I wanted a “butterphone” with my tea. I had no idea what a butterphone was so I went along with it until the cashier explained to me that his friend actually melted a stick of butter on an iphone, thus the term “butterphone”. I drew the napkin comic below and gave it to the cashier.
A big thanks to Jenn, Event Manager at Word, for making this event possible and supplying its materials.
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Posted in Latest Site Updates on July 24, 2012 by Vec
Here's a new poster for SilenceBreakers.
ALSO: On August 5 @ 3:00 PM I'll be holding a comics jam at The Word in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Word is a cozy independent bookstore serving Brooklyn's most northern neighbourhood. Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
COMICS JAM LOCATION
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Events page: http://www.wordbrooklyn.com/event/comics-jam-michel-levesque
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/411508748885071
Posted in Latest Site Updates on August 05, 2011 by Vec
The last comics camp at the Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus is this coming week. Here is the information.
Comics: 12 - 15 years
The summer Comics camp is a week long introductory course teaching teens how to write and draw comics, manga (Japanese comics) and graphic novels. Students will invent their own stories and learn how to write, storyboard, draw, ink and colour them. No previous writing or drawing skills are required to take this course.
Summer camp registration can be found here.
For more information, contact:
osao [dot] info [at] artottawa [dot] ca
Murray #8 is up. Check is out here (last one in the row of 8).