Drawn to Write

Youth 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 the fantastic world of comics creation.

Drawn to Books at Edmonton Public Libraries!
Look for our 1-hour Character Design Workshops for ages 8-12 in your
2020 EPL Summer Guide. Our full EPL schedule will be up on our site soon!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this workshop will now be held online. We will link to the content once it is available!

Drawn to Books at Metro Continuing Education Summer Camps!
Spend your mornings in July learning how to create comics in our Comic Book Boot Camps! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these camps will be held online.
Click here to register!

DRAWN TO WRITE 3-Day COMIC BOOK CREATOR CAMPS SUMMER 2020

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LOCATION:
At present, the camps are still being held in-person in Edmonton (10502 105 Ave),
but high-quality live and pre-recorded content is being developed in case the camps have to be held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Registration HERE

In the Beginning (Ages 9+)
August 5-7, 2020
8:30am-4:00pm

To Be Continued (Ages 13+)
August 12-14, 2020
8:30am-4:00pm

Camp Curriculum
Our curricula 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.

August 5-7, 2020 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.

August 12-14, 2020 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.

Drawn to Write 3-Day 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 the Wonderharbor 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.

To Register Click Here

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