Drawn to Write

Comic Book Creation Camps in Edmonton!

Melding words and pictures, comics have a unique power to harness the imagination’s storytelling potential.  The former Happy Harbor Comics’ Drawn to Write camps live on and lead campers into this fantastic world of comics creation. Camps take place in various locations around the city, but mostly at the Wonderharbor (10729 – 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB)
To register click here!

Summer is sadly over, but we are planning our special topics Winter 1-Day Camps right now! They will be occurring on January 2 & 3, 2020!

Camp Curriculum
Our curriculums have been prepared with care by instructors with years of experience in education, fine arts, and comic book creation. Campers should be prepared to draw all day, and as well as enjoy entertaining comic-related activities that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of the comics medium and the creative community behind it.

More Camp Information
Food:
Participants are expected to bring their own lunches to each day of the camp. A group snack will be provided each day for all participants, and is included in the camp fee. There will be a vegetarian option. Please notify us of any food allergies or sensitivities.

Supplies:
Each participant will receive a basic comic art kit as part of their camp experience, which is included in the camp fee. The kit will include the following supplies, provided by Delta Art and Drafting Supply:

  • Sketchbook
  • White Vinyl Eraser
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Fine-Line Marker, Black
  • Ultra-FIne Tip Marker, Black
  • Tote Bag

Comic Book Issue and Launch Party!
Every year, we publish a comic book anthology of the work created by our students. After the anthology is printed, all the camp participants and their guests will be invited to Wonderland Comics for a Comic Book Launch Party! Just like the pros, each of the contributing campers will engage with the public, signing copies of their book and proudly sharing their work! The date and time of the Launch Party will be announced following the printing of the anthology and each camper will receive a personal invitation. This year’s launch party is on October 5, 2019!

Summer Camp Information:

IN THE BEGINNING
For Ages 9+
August 7-9, 2019    
8:30AM – 4:00PM
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019
Tuition: $235 (GST included)*

TO BE CONTINUED
For Ages 13+*
August 14-16, 2019    
8:30AM – 4:00PM
Application Deadline: August 1, 2019
Tuition: $235 (GST included)*

* This tuition includes instruction, art supplies, a daily snack, a printed anthology of the comics created at the camp, and a launch party for the final anthology project.

* Please note that this fee includes a $35 non-refundable fee. No refunds will be made if an applicant is accepted into the camp but cancels his/her registration after the registration deadline. However, a full refund will be made in the event the applicant is not accepted into the program.

*Age limits for To Be Continued waivered for younger campers who have done In the Beginning two or more times and would like to advance

In the Beginning:
Campers will be taken step by step through the process of creating a comic, as well as enjoying fun comic-related activities that will enhance the participants’ understanding and appreciation of the comics medium. By the end of the camp, they will have each created a 1-page comic. In order to give Drawn-to-Writers the full experience of publishing a comic, they are strongly encouraged to attend the anthology launch party, where they will sign comics for the crowds that turn up to buy the book.

To Be Continued:
Campers will be taken through advanced techniques in graphic storytelling, idea creation and development, and learn more about the business side of comic book creation. By the end of the camp, they will have each created a 1-page comic which will be published in an anthology. In order to give Drawn-to-Writers the full experience of publishing a comic, they are strongly encouraged to attend the anthology launch party, where they will sign comics for the crowds that turn up to buy the book.

Please direct any questions you may have to info@drawntobooks.ca

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