How to Make Comic Zines @Central

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July 21, 2023 - 4:00pm-5:30pm (ended)

Ever wondered how to get started making your own comic? Then this is the workshop for you! Longtime zine-maker/comic creator Sumiko Saulson is here to explain how to create your very own comic zine(s), from the first spark of an idea to the finished product. The workshop includes both instruction and lots of time to work on your comic zine. All supplies are provided. Attendees also get a handout to take home that will guide you (or friends!) through comic zine creation in the future.

 

About our guest:

Sumiko Saulson is a Bram Stoker Nominated poet for their 2022 collection The Rat King: A Book of Dark Poetry (Dooky Zines), and an award-winning author of Afrosurrealist and multicultural sci-fi and horror whose latest novel Happiness and Other Diseases is available on Mocha Memoirs Press.

Winner of the HWA Scholarship from Hell (2016) BCC Voice "Reframing the Other" contest (2017), Mixy Award (2017),  Afrosurrealist Writer Award (2018), HWA Diversity Grant (2020),  HWA Richard Laymon Presidents Award (2021), and Ladies of Horror Fiction Readers Choice Award (2021)

Sumiko has an AA in English from Berkeley City College, writes a column called "Writing While Black" for a national Black Newspaper, the San Francisco BayView is the host of the SOMA Leather and LGBT Cultural District's "Erotic Storytelling Hour,"  and teaches courses at the Speculative Fiction Academy.

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