About this Event
Students (ages 13-20) will learn how to put drawing and writing together into self-published comics or zines (an accessible, low-cost medium for storytelling and self-expression). Students will also grow their experience with long-term creative project planning.
The culmination of this program will involve youth participants exhibiting their books at the foundry10 table at Short Run Comix & Arts Festival on Nov. 4th, 2023.
Short Run will provide space for up to 15 students in an air-controlled, 1st floor accessible space with most all basic supplies provided (pencils, pens, erasers, paper, access to photocopier, collage materials, scissors, glue sticks, etc). Just show up with your enthusiasm and your stories!
This workshop series is facilitated by Short Run Seattle, and supported by foundry10.
Look at comic & zine formats (lots of examples), learn about comics & zine history, get excited about book making
Storytelling, “What story do you want to tell?” What makes a good story, students are guided via prompts and exercises to pick the story they want to focus on
Drawing comics (characters, timing, pacing) basics of comics formatting, etc. (students can also choose to make a zine or other art book); book formats with Jessica
Putting writing and drawing together, exercises in comics panels, splash pages, panel-less comics, hand lettering, etc.
Students share progress on comics, give feedback, one-on-one mentorship
Photocopier and Risograph Printing hands-on demo
In-class work time with mentorship/ students have their story and are working on their comics
Formatting, pagination, collating/assembling books
Short Run’s studio (shared with Paper Press Punch) is located in the Original Rainier Bottling Plant building, across from the Georgetown Ballroom, and 2 blocks North of the Fantagraphics Bookstore. The address is 5628 Airport Way S, Suite 175. Enter through the main door next to the sliding barn door in the parking lot. Parking after 5 pm and anytime on Sat/Sun is available for $3-8 via the paid parking meter at the far North end of the lot (keep your ticket and display in front window). Bus lines are 60, 107, 124.
Any questions, please email us: [email protected]
Here's more on foundry10 and Short Run's previous colloborations with students: https://www.foundry10.org/short-run-2018
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Paper Press Punch & Short Run Studio, 5628 Airport Way South, Seattle, United States