Sat, Apr 29|
TAP Centre for Creativity
Cartoonists in Conversation and Hands-On Zine/Comic Workshop
Time & Location
Apr 29, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada
About The Event
Comic Time is an artist collective made up of cartoonists from London, Ontario. Members include: Megan Arnold, Jill Clair, Jacqueline Demendeev, Brenda Fuhrman, Sammy Orlowski, Joanna Skiba, Diana Tamblyn and Rene Vandenbrink.
Hear the Comic Time artists talk about their cartooning, art and practices as well as what it’s like to work in a group and how the collective has helped provide support and motivation, especially over covid.
Make a Comic or Zine! After the discussion we’ll get to work and make some comics! The Comic Time group will guide you through making a mini-comic or zine. We’ll talk about what comics and zines can be about (hint: anything), then, we’ll cover some tips and techniques for generating ideas and design. Finally, you’ll create your own!
This session is for anyone who loves to doodle, make up stories, draw comics, write poems, or enjoy any other creative outlet that can be put to paper. No experience making zines is needed to enjoy this class. Some basic materials will be provided, but feel free to come with your own paper, scissors, pens, pencils, markers, or even get creative with stickers and collages!
This is a Free Event. This event is sponsored by Downtown London.
* All artists with the exception of Arnold will be on hand.
About Comic Time In 2018, London artist Brenda Fuhrman brought together a group of cartoonists who began working together as “Comic Time”. The name Comic Time came from the group’s original purpose, which was to create a comic answer to “Coffee Time”, the free takeaway newspaper formerly found in coffee shops. The group produced and distributed several issues of Comic Time, with themes ranging from “My Neighbourhood” to “Dogs” to “My Greatest Fear”.
Then the COVID-19 pandemic caused the group to pivot - with the Comic Time crew instead coming together to produce comics about their personal lives and experiences through 2020 and 2021.