4.25.2020

Free Online Comic Workshops!


Between The Panels | Saturdays | April 25, 2020 - Onward | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Online | FREE!

Uncover the visual language that makes comics unique!

7000 BC's Between The Panels workshops help participants combine word and image as they learn how comics form a storytelling medium like no other.  Rather than an illustration-based workshop, 7000 BC focuses on how a story is told using the comics form — stick figures are just fine!

As our way of supporting the community, 7000 BC is providing free online comic workshops for teens and adults every saturday.  Sharpen your pencils, pull out your papers, and join us as we explore comics creation.  The workshops are free, 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.

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.

This Week's Workshop:
Saturday, May 30 - The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic (Stories are Everywhere)
An accidental re-introduction to creating comics.  Welcome to the landscape of our comic brains.

Upcoming Workshops:

Saturday, June 6 - The Covenant of the Arc (Character Arcs and Story Arcs)
Saturday, June 13 - Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)
Saturday, June20 - You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format)

Watch for weekly updates.  We plan to continue these saturday workshops for a while after restrictions have been lifted, while everyone is still getting back on their feet.

Organizations you may want to consider donating to:
The Storehouse - A community resource fighting hunger.  They offer FREE food to people who need it regardless of their income.

First Nations Community HealthSource - Providing a culturally competent comprehensive health delivery system integrating traditional values to enhance the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native families and other underserved populations residing in Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

The Food Depot - Working toward healthy, hunger-free communities in Northern New Mexico.

Book Industry Charitable Foundation - BINC offers emergency assistance to booksellers.  They have formed the Comicbook United Fund, providing relief funds to comic book retailers and employees.

Donations are entirely up to you.  This should not be considered an endorsement of specific organizations.

Stay safe, be well, and make comics!