In the first part of this workshop kids and teens will be introduced to the visual language of comics. Then we'll discuss characters and participants will draw their own characters. After that they will be introduced to both wordless storytelling methods and comics that utilize both words and text to create stories with conflict and a beginning, middle, and end .
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Eisner Award-nominated comics writer Marika McCoola -- the author of Baba Yaga's Assistant -- leads a workshop at the North Branch about creating long-form comics stories! Since most comic book writers are NOT also artists, it take a certain kind of skill for a writer to break down the action of a comic into a series of panels and directions for an artist to draw.
4th floor Story Room
Multiple readers, two kinds of puppets, sound effects, music and backdrops bring the Faulkner short story “A Rose for Emily” to life. The darkly humorous story of a Southern spinster, told posthumously through the gossipy townfolk, will have you seeing Faulkner in a new light. Stay for tea, cake and discussion after the performance.