|About Comic Jams|
In the summer we provide a series of programs called Comic Jams designed to give our patrons experience in constructing a graphic narrative. Exercises are structured to allow participants to be creative in a way that is harmonious with the work of each participant. Everyone’s work is collected at the end of the program and printed as a complete mini-comic.
Comics are all about self expression, the ability to draw is not a requirement to participate. Sessions follow a time limit both to promote swift and organic work as well as due to practical constraints.
While not a class in a strict sense, advise on drawing and making comics will be provided as participants work.
These sessions are open to everyone, patrons under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
|The library aims to embolden all types of literacy within our patrons. A graphic narrative is as significant as any other narrative, but unique in both its construction and articulation. Through these programs we wish to do what we can to both help our patrons find their own voice and to allow them to better appreciate the graphic narrative.|
Maker Day Comic Jam Saturday, March 25th 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Comic Jam Monday, May 1st 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Consider this smiley face. We recognize this as a human face despite the fact that it is missing several features, like a nose, ears, laugh lines, wrinkles, eyebrows, and so on. Despite that, we recognize this as a face because all we need to understand what this represents and the tone that comes with it is this shape, and this expression.
So, no, you don not need to be able to draw. What is important is that you find your voice, and that is what we aim to accomplish in Comic Jams.