Comics for Writers
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 three classes, we will practice ways to access ideas visually, including character development through drawing, using dreams and photographs to grow narratives, and learning techniques to create space within drawings. In the last three classes, students will continue to develop drawing skills and complete two short stories generated from drawing.
March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)
March 14: Member registration opens
March 21: General registration opens
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.