8.08.2020

Between the Panels Workshop - Turning Over a New Leaf

Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, August 15 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing series of free online comic workshops for teens and adults every Saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, August 15 - Turning Over A New Leaf  (The Importance of Page Turns)
Breathing life into the desire to see the next page.

Upcoming Workshops:
Saturday, August 22 - Caught Up in the Moment (Time in, Around, and Between Panels)
Saturday, August 29 -   *A Special Buboni-Virtualcon Workshop!*
   Perry Needs a New Pair of Shoes (One-Upmanshipping with MacGuffins)

Registration is required.  To register, please email Jeff.  Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

Everyone is welcome, but we ask that if you have means to pay for a workshop, please instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

8.05.2020

Between the Panels Workshop - You Call That A Comic, Part Two

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Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, August 8 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing series of free online comic workshops for teens and adults every Saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, August 8 - You Call That A Comic, Part Two? (Theme Showing Itself as Format)
Still making objects that are your books.  How can they contain your ideas?

Upcoming Workshops:
Saturday, August 15 - Turning Over A New Leaf  (The Importance of Page Turns)
Saturday, August 22 - Caught Up in the Moment (Time in, Around, and Between Panels)

- and don't miss our upcoming Buboni-Virtualcon Special Workshop on August 29th!

Registration is required.  To register, please email Jeff.  Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

Everyone is welcome, but we ask that if you have means to pay for a workshop, please instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

8.01.2020

Between the Panels - You Call That A Comic?


Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, August 1 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing series of free online comic workshops for teens and adults every Saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, August 1 - You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format)
The object that is your book.  The medium is the message.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, August 8 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Saturday, August 15 - Turning Over A New Leaf  (The Importance of Page Turns)

Registration is required.  To register, please email Jeff.  Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

Everyone is welcome, but we ask that if you have means to pay for a workshop, please instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

7.18.2020

Between the Panels - Mini Comics! What's the Big Idea?


Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, July 18 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing series of free online comic workshops for teens and adults every Saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, July 18 - Mini Comics!  What's the Big idea?  (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)
An instruction manual for making your way between extremes.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, July 25 - You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format) (The Medium is The Message)
Saturday, August 1 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)

Registration is required.  To register, please email Jeff.  Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

Everyone is welcome, but we ask that if you have means to pay for a workshop, please instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

7.14.2020

7000 BC Awarded CARES Act Grant


7000 BC Awarded Cares Act Grant for Comics Workshops

7000 BC is honored to have been awarded a CARES Act Grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.  We received the grant for our proposal, Between the Panels: Storytelling Using the Medium of Comics.  For more than fifteen years we have been providing comic book workshops to New Mexico communities through libraries, schools, and other institutions.  Our Between the Panels workshops center on comics as a storytelling medium, empowering New Mexicans of all ages to tell their stories in words and images.

In 2019, 7000 BC added two new aspects to our workshops.  First, we began developing a multimedia comics curriculum for onsite and virtual educators.  Second, we began planning to provide vitual workshops for remote areas of the state that would not normally be able to bring us in.  The CARES Act grant has had a fourfold impact on our work.  It has allowed us to continue providing workshops throughout the shutdown, kept our instructors employed and their instructional skills sharp, allowed us to hone our virtual workshop skills as they become more essential, and given us room to further study and develop our comics storytelling curriculum.  We are extremely grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council for the opportunities this CARES Act grant has provided.


7.11.2020

July 2020 Meeting Online

July 7000 BC Meeting Online | Saturday, July 11 | 2:00–4:00 (Board meeting 1:00–2:00) | Zoom

We're moving online for the July 2020 meeting! Join New Mexico comics creators for an informal gathering via Zoom on Saturday, July 11 at 2:00. You'll need a Zoom account (which just asks for your name and an email address). We'll have the meeting broken up into a few rooms so you can chat with only a few people or join the main meeting. Feel free to bring files or artwork to show:

https://zoom.us/j/94526870523?pwd=dHlLSE12dGtJZ1JjWm1WZ1V3MkkyZz09
Meeting ID: 945 2687 0523
Password: 270133

Everyone interested in making comics is welcome, send an email with any questions.

There is a board meeting before at 1:00, anyone interested in participating in the board is welcome. The meeting login is the same.


Between the Panels - Scratching the Surface of Comics with Thumbnails


Between The Panels Workshop | Saturday, July 11 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

7000 BC continues Between the Panels, our ongoing series of free online comic workshops for teens and adults every Saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome!

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, July 11 - Scratching the Surface of Comics with Thumbnails (Making Your Stories Your Stories)
An introduction to comics that lays it all out.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, July 18 - Mini Comics!  What's the Big idea?  (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)
Saturday, July 25 - You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format) (The Medium is The Message)

Registration is required.  To register, please email Jeff.  Once registered, you'll get a weekly invitation to upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop.  We won't send you anything else.  We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll have to sign up for a free Zoom account here as well.

Everyone is welcome, but we ask that if you have means to pay for a workshop, please instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need at this time.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

7000 BC and Between the Panels workshops are supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.