Comic Workshops in Louisiana

While I'm visiting family in Louisiana for Christmas, I have the opportunity to present three comic-focused workshops thanks to the generosity and hosting of St Charles Parish Libraries.

DIY Zines
East Regional Library
160 W Campus Dr, Destrehan, LA 70047

We're going to cover the basics of zines- small handmade books that can include everything from family recipes to mini comics. Flip through a selection of zines to spark your inspiration, then prepare to learn all about the zine making process!

Thursday, December 20th, 6PM

What are Zines?
Check out just a few of the wide variety of zines you can make here!

Making Comics:  How to Write Comics
West Regional Library
105 Lakewood Dr, Luling, LA 70070

You'll learn the basics of planning your first comic project. From concept to script to thumbnails, Becca will walk you through the process, sharing examples to inspire.  If you've got a project you've wanted to start, bring it!

Friday, December 21st, 2PM

Making Comics:  How to Ink Comics
Paradis Branch
307 Audubon St, Paradis, LA 70080

You'll learn how to traditionally ink your comics and illustrations!  We're going to cover everything from the basics of technical pens to inking with brush and nibs.  Feel free to bring your own comic to work on, or play around with the paper we've provided.

Friday, December 28th, 2PM

On a personal note, I grew up in St. Charles Parish (in Luling, Louisiana, a small town barely on the map), and it's such a delight to see a positive change in attitude as the old guard retires and a new guard takes up the charge.  From a library system that once had no idea where to even shelve a comic, let alone carry any, to a system that now has a generous selection of comics and manga, it's such a pleasure to see St Charles Parish grow, and it's amazing to be able to help offer the sort of education and opportunities I dreamed of as a teen.  Earlier this year, I made it a point to fly back and attend Destrehan's first comic con, and I really hope that in the future, I can be a part of St Charles Parish's growth.

To register, or for more information, please check out the St. Charles Parish Library website:


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