Between the Panels Fall 2021 Workshops Beginning Soon

Between The Panels Workshops | Saturdays, August 28 - December 11, 2021 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM MST | Online

Between the Panelsour series of pay-what-you-can online comics workshops for teens and adults returns!  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.

Katy Korkos aka Rambo Granny, Student

The Fall 2021 Between the Panels Workshop Series begins Saturday, August 28th!
We're back with the full 16-week schedule of workshops to poke your brain, tickle your pen and get you making comics! 
Materials are simple - paper and pen or pencil. A nice dark pen will make it easier to share over Zoom what you're working on. On occasion we'll ask you for other common household objects, nothing fancy.
  • Workshops are presented for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation or as always in these Covid times, feel free to instead make a donation to an organization helping those in need..
  • Suggested Donation - $25 per workshop
  • Need-based scholarships are available.  Click here to inquire.

Between the Panels workshops are designed to work as a series or as individual lessons. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of the comics creation process.

Registration is required.  Please note, workshop registration is through Eventbrite. 
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.

Between the Panels Fall 2021 Schedule

August 28 - December 11, 2021

All classes work individually or as a series. Workshops highlighted below are linked and currently available for registration. New workshops are made available 4 weeks before the workshop date. Register for all 16 workshops and you'll receive a Certificate of Completion from 7000 BC!

Sat., Aug. 28, 2021

Sat., Sept. 4, 2021

Sat., Sept. 11, 2021

Sat., Sept. 18, 2021

  • The Down Elevator to Backstory (Design Sheets and Fictional Pasts)
  • Speak swiftly and carry a big sketchbook. What floor, please?

Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

  • Thumbnailing with Kaiju Claws (Enhancing Story with Tiny Broad Strokes)
  • How many ways can you trim your thumbnails and still have them be your thumbnails?

Sat., Oct. 2, 2021

  • Picturing Words in Drawings (Text and Image Interacting)
  • It's a new type of comic once you let the letters in.

Sat., Oct. 9, 2021

  • The Covenant of the Arc (Character Arcs and Story Arcs)
  • Weaving the patchwork of pathways through your story.

Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

  • Mini Comics! What's the Big idea? (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)
  • An instruction manual for making your way between extremes.

Sat., Oct. 23, 2021

  • The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic (Stories are Everywhere)
  • Accidentally created a comic? Be re-introduced to the language of comics and the landscape of our brains.

Sat., Oct. 30, 2021`

  • A Genre By Any Other Name (Forming Stories and Approaching Form)
  • Is it true that the truest tale is truly dull? A mystery, a rom-com, and a memoir walk into a bar.

Sat., Nov. 6, 2021

  • Turning Over A New Leaf (The Importance of Page Turns)
  • Breathing life into the desire to see the next page.

Sat., Nov. 13, 2021

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

Sat., Nov. 20, 2021

  • 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.

Sat., Nov. 27, 2021

  • 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.

Sat., Dec. 4, 2021

  • 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.

Sat., Dec. 11, 2021

  • 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!

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.