5.23.2022

Summer Library Workshops from 7000 BC

Upcoming Summer Library Comics Workshops | June and July, 2022
 
Upcoming Summer Library Workshops 
This summer, join 7000 BC as we present comics workshops and other events for every age group!

Vista Grande Public Library
14 Avenida Torreon, Santa Fe, NM 87508
(Between the Adam Senior Center and the Eldorado Community School)
Email info@vglibrary.org to register.
 
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Ages 10 and under
1:00 - 2:00 pm Shaping Your Comic Book Character
Is your character a squirrel?  Do they like nachos?
2:15 - 3:15 pm How Many Radioactive Squirrels Does it Take to Make a Comic?
 
How many ways can you tell us a story about your character?
 
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Ages 11 and up
1:00 - 3:00 pm What How Why Are Comics? (Opening Up Panels, Their Contents, and Filling the Space Between)
An introduction to what makes a comic a comic. A panel a panel. And a gutter a truly fascinating place to be.  Ready to make a comic?


Fort Sumner Public Library
235 Sumner Ave, Fort Sumner, NM 88119
Friday, June 24, 2022
Elementary to High School Age
1:00 - 3:00 pm  
Making Comics Workshop w/ Bram Meehan
 
 
Mesa Public Library
2400 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Saturday, July 30, 2022
as part of MPL's Atomicon
 
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Character Creator Workshop w/
Paul Ziomek
Teens and Adults
Learn how to create unique fictional characters using brainstorming techniques and learning about shape vocabulary. All ages are welcomed at this free workshop hosted by the New Mexico comic creator's group 7000BC.

12:45 - 2:45 PM
 Live Caricatures w/ Paul Ziomek
Teens and Adults
Sign up for a live caricature drawing of yourself by a professional illustrator. Caricatures take up to 7-minutes per person and appointments are limited.

1:30 - 2:45 PM
Censorship, Burnings, and Bannings in the World of Comics w/ Jeff Benham
Teens and Adults
Comic books and graphic novels have faced challenges in stores, libraries, the US Congress and more throughout their history.  Explore what those challenges have been, where they came from, and how they've shifted with legal, societal, and technological currents.
 
 

Between The Panels: Summer Visions Comics Workshops

Between The Panels Comics Workshops | Saturdays June 4 - July 23, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Bring a Fresh Eye to Your Comics With Summer Visions!

This summer, 7000 BC will pull your comic project into focus with workshops to explore aspects of your vision -- and improve on them! Shed the peripheral and reveal your concepts as we accompany you through your creative process.

Our 8-week Pay-What-You-Can Summer Workshop Series is designed to run as a companion to the comic that you are creating now. Each Saturday, you'll be using your own project in a workshop illuminating a different topic. From refining your characters' image to designing your pages to keeping the costs down, we'll help you overcome obstacles and clarify your insights.

Register now to discover new tools to shape your vision!

Improve your ability to communicate through word and image.

Uncover different aspects and perspectives on the comics-making process.

Explore the essence of what makes comics unique through invigorating and contemplative workshops.

Why not tickle your brain with comics?!! 

BETWEEN THE PANELS: SUMMER VISIONS
Saturdays, June 4 - July 23, 2022
 

Who: Teens and Adults
How:
All classes work individually or as a series. Workshops highlighted in blue are linked and currently available for registration.
 
What to bring: Drawing Implement (preferably dark) and paper or digital equivalent. And YOUR comic project. 
How much: Workshops are Pay-What-You-Can. Suggested donation $25 per workshop. Need-based scholarships available. 
Want to check it out? Drop-in students are welcome.
 

The Full Schedule:

Sat., June 4, 2022 w/ Brittany Sedillo
Inexpensive Materials, Expensive Looking Results (No Excuses to Stop You Making Your Comic)
Money is no object when crayons are a dollar.

Sat., June 11, 2022 w/ Jeff Benham
Putting Pencil to Paper (Opening Up Panels, Their Contents, and the Space Between)

Evaluating how your story contends with time and space on a page.

Sat., June 18, 2022 w/ Paul Ziomek
Populating Your Universe (Characters, Shape Vocabulary, and Rapid Creation.)

Visualizing a character's stance by their stance, within a wall of ugly (and otherwise) mugs.

Sat., June 25, 2022 w/ Peter Ziomek
ThumbNAILING Your Story Into Shape (Get Your Story's Layout to Land Where You Want!)

Ever wanted to end your comic layout on two pages that face each other? Or...intentionally add suspense when the reader turns the page!? Take command of where your story lands with thumbnailing.

Sat., July 2, 2022 w/ Brittany Sedillo
Comics Without Words (Images Interacting Without Text)

Viewing comics as sequential art and not relying on text.

Sat., July 9, 2022 w/ Bram Meehan
Comics With Words (Text and Image Interacting)

It's a new type of comic once you let the letters in.

Sat., July 16, 2022 w/ Jeff Benham
Aligning the Threads (Breaking the Big Messy)

Where am I heading and why are all these boulders tumbling into my path?

Sat., July 23, 2022 w/ Peter Ziomek
Weaving Your Story Together With THEME! (Get Your Stories to Communicate Even Deeper)

Ever look at a comic's story and book design and wondered how it was so impactful? Use your story's theme to design the book inside and out!

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

4.23.2022

Between The Panels Comics Workshop - The Gestalt of It All

Between The Panels Comics Workshops | Saturday, April 30, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Improve your ability to communicate through word and image.

Uncover different aspects and perspectives on the comics-making process.

Explore the essence of what makes comics unique through invigorating and contemplative workshops.

Why not tickle your brain with comics?!!

Between the Panels, 7000 BC's series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops return to enliven your 2022.  This spring we'll be adding new instructors with new perspectives to share.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome! 

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 

Pay-What-You-Can.  Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Email Jeff to inquire.

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.
 
Learn more about the Spring Series at BetweenThePanels.org or register directly through Eventbrite.

This Week:
FINAL SPRING WORKSHOP!  Watch for the Summer Workshop Series, June 4 - July 23!
Saturday, April 30 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics.  What have we wrought?

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

4.16.2022

Between The Panels Comics Workshop - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria

Between The Panels Comics Workshops | Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Improve your ability to communicate through word and image.

Uncover different aspects and perspectives on the comics-making process.

Explore the essence of what makes comics unique through invigorating and contemplative workshops.

Why not tickle your brain with comics?!!

Between the Panels, 7000 BC's series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops return to enliven your 2022.  This spring we'll be adding new instructors with new perspectives to share.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome! 

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 

Pay-What-You-Can.  Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Email Jeff to inquire.

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.
 
Learn more about the Spring and Summer Series at BetweenThePanels.org or register directly through Eventbrite.

This Week:
Saturday, April 23 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Exploring the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of a good story, found on the bread aisle.

Upcoming:
FINAL SPRING WORKSHOP!  The Summer Workshop Series will begin June 4th!
Saturday, April 30 - The Gestalt of It All
(History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics.  What have we wrought?

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

4.09.2022

Between The Panels Comics Workshop - The Cantina at the End of Storytelling

Between The Panels Comics Workshops | Saturday, April 16, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Improve your ability to communicate through word and image.

Uncover different aspects and perspectives on the comics-making process.

Explore the essence of what makes comics unique through invigorating and contemplative workshops.

Why not tickle your brain with comics?!!

Between the Panels, 7000 BC's series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops return to enliven your 2022.  This spring we'll be adding new instructors with new perspectives to share.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome! 

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 

Pay-What-You-Can.  Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Email Jeff to inquire.

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.
 
Learn more about the Spring Series at BetweenThePanels.org or register directly through Eventbrite.

This Week:
Saturday, April 16 - The Cantina at the End of Storytelling (One-Upmanshipping with MacGuffins)
One shoe is all you need to make a fine MacGuffin Jam and serve it up to be forgotten in a never-ending tale.

Upcoming:
Saturday, April 23 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria
  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Exploring the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of a good story, found on the bread aisle.

Saturday, April 30 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics.  What have we wrought?

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

4.02.2022

Between The Panels Comics Workshop - Caught Up in the Moment

Between The Panels Comics Workshops | Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can

Improve your ability to communicate through word and image.

Uncover different aspects and perspectives on the comics-making process.

Explore the essence of what makes comics unique through invigorating and contemplative workshops.

Why not tickle your brain with comics?!!

Between the Panels, 7000 BC's series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops return to enliven your 2022.  This spring we'll be adding new instructors with new perspectives to share.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome! 

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 

Pay-What-You-Can.  Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Email Jeff to inquire.

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.
 
Learn more about the Spring Series at BetweenThePanels.org or register directly through Eventbrite.

This Week:
Saturday, April 9 - Caught Up in the Moment (Time in, Around, and Between Panels)
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana — and comics time flies like nothing else.

Upcoming:

Saturday, April 16 - The Cantina at the End of Storytelling (One-Upmanshipping with MacGuffins)
One shoe is all you need to make a fine MacGuffin Jam and serve it up to be forgotten in a never-ending tale. 

Saturday, April 23 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Exploring the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of a good story, found on the bread aisle.

Saturday, April 30 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics.  What have we wrought?

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!

3.26.2022

Between The Panels Comics Workshop - You Call That A Comic?

Between The Panels Comics Workshops | Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online | Pay-What-You-Can
 
This week's workshop led by Guest Instructor Brittany Sedillo!

Improve your ability to communicate through word and image.

Uncover different aspects and perspectives on the comics-making process.

Explore the essence of what makes comics unique through invigorating and contemplative workshops.

Why not tickle your brain with comics?!!

Between the Panels, 7000 BC's series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops return to enliven your 2022.  This spring we'll be adding new instructors with new perspectives to share.  Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths.  Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other.  Drop-in students are welcome! 

Registration is required.  Workshop registration is through Eventbrite 

Pay-What-You-Can.  Suggested Donation is $25/workshop.  Need-based scholarships are available.  Email Jeff to inquire.

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.
 
Learn more about the Spring Series at BetweenThePanels.org or register directly through Eventbrite.

This Week:
with Guest Instructor Brittany Sedillo!

Saturday, April 2 - You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format)
The container that is your book.  How can it reveal your ideas?

Upcoming:
Saturday, April 9 - Caught Up in the Moment
(Time in, Around, and Between Panels)
Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana — and comics time flies like nothing else.

Saturday, April 16 - The Cantina at the End of Storytelling (One-Upmanshipping with MacGuffins)
One shoe is all you need to make a fine MacGuffin Jam and serve it up to be forgotten in a never-ending tale. 

Saturday, April 23 - Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria  (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
Exploring the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of a good story, found on the bread aisle.

Saturday, April 30 - The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics.  What have we wrought?

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!