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Drawing from the Past: A Non-Fiction Comics Workshop

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

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 Vermont Historical Soceity 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!

Cost: $95

Registration: On the Vermont Folklife Center website

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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