Family Comics Workshop
@ Keene Public Library
Family teams collaborate to create comics about local history, family stories, & more!
DAY 1 = July 6 (Saturday) 10-1 ~ Meet LF&D cartoonist Marek Bennett, and learn the basics of creating exciting, easy-to-read, fun-filled comics from special materials & stories provided by the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Then take your project home, work on it over the Summer, and join us for…
DAY 2 = August 3 (Saturday) 10-1 ~ Learn how to edit, polish, & prepare your work for publication. Marek will demonstrate methods of publishing mini-comics, webcomics, and graphic novels using basic print & digital technologies. Our ultimate goal: release a mini-comic booklet featuring comics by all our participating families!
PLUS: Learn how to submit your NH history comics to LF&D as a GUEST ARTIST POST!
REGISTRATION & MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE VIA KPL WEBSITE.
Links to Keene History Resources:
- A History of the Town of Keene from 1732, when the Township was Granted by Massachusetts, to 1874, when it Became a City by S. G. Griffin, M. A.
KPL’s Historical Photo Collection
KPL’s “Digital Books, Pamphlets, Photos, and Postcards”
Historical Society of Cheshire County
- “Monadnock Moments”
- Teacher Resources (includes a list by era)
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