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Drawing from the Past: A Nonfiction Comics Workshop

  • Vermont Folklife Center 88 Main Street Middlebury, VT, 05753 United States (map)

Join New Hampshire teaching artist Marek Bennett for this hands-on non-fiction comics lab featuring 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 source texts. Our discussions will address elements of readability, historical accuracy, point of view, research, and the responsibilities of the artist as an interpreter of historical narratives.

Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics drawn from primary source texts, and go home with the skills necessary to continue their work independently. No experience required – everyone can draw comics!

Registration: This workshop is free and limited to 20 participants. Registration is required

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

Earlier Event: October 19
Peter Zheutlin