Comics for Writers

with Megan Kelso

Genres: Fiction

In Person

Introductory, Intermediate

8 Sessions

Start Date: April 16, 2024
End Date: June 11, 2024
No Class: (skip days) 5/28/24
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 7:10 pm - 9:10 pm PT
Capacity: 0 seat
General Price: $500.00

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This is a generative class for writers seeking to learn how to make comics and/or use drawing as a creative tool for improving their writing. In the first half of the course, students will practice ways to access ideas visually, allowing the writing part of their brains to take a back seat. This will include character development through drawing, using dreams and photographs to grow narratives, and learning specific techniques to create space within drawings. In the second half of the course, students will continue to develop drawing skills and will complete one or two short stories generated from drawing. Throughout the class, the instructor will carve out time to meet one-on-one with students, especially when the class begins making short stories.


  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing

This class is not eligible for a member discount. Learn more here »

Megan Kelso

Megan Kelso

In 1992, Megan Kelso was the first woman to receive funding from the Xeric Foundation to self-publish her comic, Girlhero. In 2007, she was invited by the New York Times to serialize her Watergate Sue comic in the magazine. In November 2022, Fantagraphics published Kelso's fourth book, a collection of graphic short stories called, Who Will Make the Pancakes

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