In-Person: Seaport

Make a Comic!

$240.00
Members
$250.00
Non-members
6 Thursdays, from 6:00pm-8:00pm, starting June 9th.
In-Person: Seaport
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

This class will guide students in making their own comics. No prior drawing experience is necessary; this class is suitable for everyone from beginners to professional artists. Students will learn how to make personal memoir comics, fictional comics, and more. We'll draw on personal experience, family stories, and genre fiction through a series of writing and drawing exercises both in class and at home. Students will benefit from the open, inclusive atmosphere of the group class by sharing work with fellow students in a non-judgemental discussion format. Find your storytelling magic here, and create something that has not existed before now: your comics, your stories.

We'll look at works such as: "Love & Rockets," by Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez; "Hot Comb," by Ebony Flowers; "The Best We Could Do," by Thi Bui; "Gurl Stories and Normel Person," by Lauren Weinstein; "Dykes To Watch Out For" and "Fun Home," by Alison Bechdel; "Dirty Plotte," by Julie Doucet; "A Child's Life," by Phoebe Gloeckner, and many more!

Please note: Class will not meet on July 7th.

Class Format

This class will take place in-person at our Center for Creative Writing in Boston's Seaport neighborhood. Please note that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required to attend this class. Please submit your proof of vaccination here at least 48 hours before your class begins. Read on to learn more about GrubStreet's vaccine protocol and find information about where to get vaccinated below.

GrubStreet Vaccine Protocol

Please submit your most recent proof of vaccination, which requires a booster shot for those eligible, here at least 48 hours before your class begins. If you have previously submitted a proof of vaccination that did not include your booster shot, you will need to resubmit your updated vaccine card.  If you are not able to fill out our vaccination form 48 hours before your class begins, please bring your vaccine card (or a photo of it) with you to the building. Please note that if you arrive for class and you have not filled out the form and do not have proof of vaccination with you, you will not be allowed to participate in the class. And don’t forget your mask! In accordance with the City of Boston, masks will be required at all times while inside the building. Click here to read GrubStreet's full Vaccination and Masking Policy.

Vaccination status: For in-person classes and events, your vaccination status is considered up-to-date until the time you are eligible for a boosterwhich is 5 months after the second dose in a two-shot series. Boosters are required for all visitors on our second floor if your second shot was more than 5 months ago. 

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

Instructor

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Leela Corman
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Previous Students Say

  • Great for Newbies
  • Inspired Me to Write More
  • Supportive Environment

Elements

  • Generate New Work
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Writing Homework

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Nonfiction
  • Young Adult & Children's Literature
  • Poetry

Commitment Level

Low

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