Calendar

August 2016 – October 2017

Aug
4
Thu
George’s Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ Manor Park Library
Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
George's Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ Manor Park Library

I’ll be all up and down Newham, running workshops for kids aged 7-11 for the Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is Roald Dahl.

George’s home-made medicine caused his granny and farm animals to grow to a giant sizes. Join me at various locations throughout Newham to draw your own comic strip based on the wacky adventure George’s Marvellous Medicine. Come along!

George’s Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ Green Street Library
Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
George's Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ Green Street Library

I’ll be all up and down Newham, running workshops for kids aged 7-11 for the Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is Roald Dahl.

George’s home-made medicine caused his granny and farm animals to grow to a giant sizes. Join me at various locations throughout Newham to draw your own comic strip based on the wacky adventure George’s Marvellous Medicine. Come along!

Aug
5
Fri
George’s Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ Canning Town Library
Aug 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
George's Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ Canning Town Library

I’ll be all up and down Newham, running workshops for kids aged 7-11 for the Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is Roald Dahl.

George’s home-made medicine caused his granny and farm animals to grow to a giant sizes. Join me at various locations throughout Newham to draw your own comic strip based on the wacky adventure George’s Marvellous Medicine. Come along!

George’s Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ East Ham Library
Aug 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
George's Marvellous Comic Book Creations! @ East Ham Library

I’ll be all up and down Newham, running workshops for kids aged 7-11 for the Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s theme is Roald Dahl.

George’s home-made medicine caused his granny and farm animals to grow to a giant sizes. Join me at various locations throughout Newham to draw your own comic strip based on the wacky adventure George’s Marvellous Medicine. Come along!

Dec
4
Sun
Drawing Stories at National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Drawing Stories at National Portrait Gallery @ National Portrait Gallery

I’ll be at the National Portrait Gallery this Sunday, running a comics making workshop for young people inspired by the Picasso Potraits exhibition.

Drawing Stories Sunday Session 4 December 11.00-16.00

14-21yrs at the National Portrait Gallery

Create a narrative comic strip inspired by Picasso Portraits and the Gallery’s Collection working with special guest comic and manga artist Karen Rubins and artist Marc Woodhead

To book youthbookings@npg.org.uk

Apr
3
Mon
Easter Daze: Comic Masterclass (Waltham Forest) @ Leyton Library
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – Apr 7 @ 3:30 pm
Easter Daze: Comic Masterclass (Waltham Forest) @ Leyton Library

This masterclass is for ages 11 – 14 and is part of Waltham Forest’s Holiday Activity Programme

If you’re interested in comics or love drawing manga and you want to take your skills to the next level, this Comics Masterclass is for you. Join comics artists Karen Rubins and Tammy Taylor in a week long workshop, where you will create your own comic strip or manga story from beginning to end. Learn drawing, writing, and design skills, develop techniques and style, and try out professional comic-making materials. Participants will need to bring a packed lunch and plenty of soft drinks.

Classes are from 3 – 7 April, 10:00am – 3:30pm

The masterclass is free, all materials are provided, but please book online to ensure a place.

The workshops are inclusive of children with SEN and/or disabilities, however if your child does have additional needs please contact the organiser on 020 8496 3000 so they can ensure the provider can meet the needs of your child.

Aug
7
Mon
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library

If you’ve never drawn manga before and want to learn how, this is the course for you. Find out what manga is all about and where it comes from. We will cover drawing faces, bodies and expressions, how to use different styles, and you will create your characters and bring them to life in a manga comic page. Suitable for complete beginners.

This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 11-14

Aug
14
Mon
Advanced Manga @ Leyton Library
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm
Advanced Manga @ Leyton Library

Have you created your own characters or stories and want to know what to do next? Do you want to advance your skills up to the next level? In this course you will be developing more advanced techniques in writing, drawing, and designing, and learn everything you need to know to tell your story through manga. Attendees should have some experience of drawing manga, creating characters, and/or making comics.

This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 14-16

Aug
21
Mon
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am – Aug 25 @ 12:30 pm
Manga For Beginners @ Leyton Library

If you want to get in to creating your own comics, this course will take you through the process, from plotting to creating storyboards, to choosing the right panels and producing your own comic strip. You will learn about different kinds of comics from gag strips to graphic novels. Writing and/or drawing experience preferred, but no special knowledge of making comics is necessary.

This course runs Monday-Friday 9:30-12:30 and is suitable for ages 11-16

Oct
9
Mon
Laydeez Do Comics @ Tea House Theatre
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Laydeez Do Comics @ Tea House Theatre

Laydeez Do Comics is a brilliant monthly meeting where ladies and gentlemen talk about comics, with guest speakers and usually cake!

I will be talking about my new comics storytelling card game, Comic Turns, which I will be launching on Kickstarter in the near future. You will have a chance to play the game as well as hear about its development and evolution as I take my foray into the Tabletop Games world.

The evening also features Rebecca Fox talking about her work.

Entry is free but donations are appreciated. Please book in advance.