8-week Drop-in Comic Workshops with Short Run and foundry10

Tue Oct 03 2023 at 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm

Paper Press Punch & Short Run Studio | Seattle

Short Run Seattle
Publisher/HostShort Run Seattle
8-week Drop-in Comic Workshops with Short Run and foundry10
Learn the basics of comic & zine making via hands-on lessons and demonstrations and receive mentorship while you produce your own book.
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.


SEPT. 5:

Look at comic & zine formats (lots of examples), learn about comics & zine history, get excited about book making

SEPT. 12:

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

SEPT 19:

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

SEPT 26:

Putting writing and drawing together, exercises in comics panels, splash pages, panel-less comics, hand lettering, etc.

OCT 3:

Students share progress on comics, give feedback, one-on-one mentorship

OCT 10:

Photocopier and Risograph Printing hands-on demo

OCT 17:

In-class work time with mentorship/ students have their story and are working on their comics

OCT 24:

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


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