Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium


Folktales, Fairy Tales, Monsters, Myths & Legends:
A Comics Workshop



Friday, October 26, 2018
UVM Special Collections

Marsh Room
Billings Library
48 University Place
University of Vermont

Sponsored by UVM Special Collections & the Vermont Folklife Center

Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett for this hands-on comics creation lab, featuring source materials from UVM Special Collections, the Vermont Folklife Center, 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 folk tales, fairy tales, myths and legends. Our discussions will address elements of readability, visual impact, point of view, research, and the responsibilities of the artist as an interpreter of traditional tales and cultures.

Participants will each create 1+ hand-drawn pages of original comics inspired by a folk or fairy tale, plus we'll all go home with the skills necessary to continue our work independently.

Art supplies provided. Participants are welcome to bring a favorite folk or fairy tale to draw from, or use the source materials provided.

For more about Marek's work, see: www.MarekBennett.com

No experience required – everyone can draw comics!

Folktales, Fairy Tales, Monsters, Myths & Legends: A Comics Workshop is free and is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and half of the slots are reserved for UVM Affiliates.

If registrations exceed available space we will maintain a wait list.

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Presented by the Fleming Museum, University of Vermont and the Vermont Folklife Center

Sponsors: College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, UVM Humanities Center, Department of English and the Department of Classics

2018 Organizing Committee

Isaac Cates (English), Dan Fogel (English), Glynnis Fawkes (Cartoonist), Andy Kolovos (Vermont Folklife Center), Margaret Tamulonis (Fleming Museum) and Stephanie Zuppo (Cartoonist)