Kicking Butt, Making Comics at West Point
So I did it. I taught my first workshop this weekend and I EFFING LOVED IT!
Sure, it was a bit clunky, and there are a number of things I will do differently in the future (next time I am bringing music and candy), but the main goals of infusing a sense of fun and creativity, and having everyone finish a comic in 3 hours were TOTALLY ACCOMPLISHED. Also, the hidden agenda of not absolutely making a fool of myself? CHECK!
Not a single person there though they could “draw,” but they all made great one page comic stories with clear arcs and outcomes. I so wish I had copies of them and maybe that’s another thing I’ll do differently next time–bring my scanner and scan copies. That way I’d also be able to project them for their readings, which a number of folks did too (and was one of my favorite parts).
This experience has just made me want to do more and more and more. Also, I was not expecting kids from the community, but that part was actually one of the great delights for me and it’s made me think of how I can do more comics with kids in the future.
Thank you West Pointers!