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Drawing from the Past: A Nonfiction Comics Workshop

Drawing from the Past: A Nonfiction Comics Workshop

Sponsored by UVM Special Collections & the Vermont Folklife Center as a part of the

Pulp Culture Comic Arts Festival and Symposium

Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett's COMICS WORKSHOP 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! 

Drawing from the Past is free and is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.

See here for more details and registration information: Drawing from the Past