Free Comics Courses at AADL Starting July 5!
If you’re a kid, teen, or adult, there’s tons of comics programming going on this summer at the Ann Arbor District Library!
Starting July 5 and running every Tuesday for 6 weeks from 1-3 pm at the Mallets Creek Branch of AADL, you can participate in the annual Comic Book Academy, where kids and teens can explore the storytelling tricks needed to build a comic or graphic novel from scratch. We’ll look at character design, world building, how comics observes the rules of art and literature simultaneously, and more. No registration required, but you can get more information on the AADL website.
Wondering what to expect? Here’s a video from the 2008 edition of the Comic Book Academy:
And for the adults, there’s the Comics Fundamentals class starting July 6! In this 6-week class held every Wednesday from 6-8 pm at the Pittsfield Branch we dig in deep to discover some of the basic ingredients of comics storytelling and the theories behind them. We’ll then use these theories and practical components to create our own comics from the ground up. No drawing skills required! If you can draw a stick figure, you can make comics! More information can be found on the AADL website.
Here’s a video from last year’s Comics fundamentals course:
Hope to see you there!