Youth Comic Book Creation Camps in Edmonton!
Melding words and pictures, comics have a unique power to harness
the imagination’s storytelling potential.
This summer, we lead campers into the fantastic world of comics creation
with a lot of different options!
Drawn to Books at Edmonton Public Libraries Summer Starts! Find our video on Comic Book Character Creation below and check out all the other cool videos on their playlist! https://www.epl.ca/summer-starts/
Drawn to Books’ online summer camps are also happening through Metro Continuing Education! Bring your own comic book to life with the help of professional comic book artists in this 5-day long classes with an hour of live online instruction AND extra pre-recorded material!
Ages 9-12, 11-15.
Metro Camp Options and Registration:
Our 3-Day Summer Comic Book Creation Camps!
At present, the camps are still being held in-person in Edmonton at the Wonder Harbor (10502 105 Ave). We have reduced the maximum number of participants, and we have a safe space where social distancing and cleaning protocols can be maintained. However, high-quality live and pre-recorded content is being developed in case the camps have to be held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
In the Beginning (Ages 9+)
August 5-7, 2020
To Be Continued (Ages 13+)
August 12-14, 2020
COST: $235.00 CDN (with tax)
* This tuition includes instruction, art supplies, a daily snack (excluding 2020, as per COVID-19 regulations), 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
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
Participants are expected to bring their own lunches to each day of the camp. Typically, we offer snacks, but we cannot safely do so this year due to COVID-19.
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:
- 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 Wonder Harbor 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.