All workshops are Free but ticketed and located in the Festival Bookshop


10.30 Pencil Sharpener with Sha Nazir:
Create your very own character and a cartoon strip for them to star in with comics artist and designer Sha Nazir.

11.30 How to Draw – Star Wars with Tanya Roberts
Join Tanya Roberts for a fun workshop to get you started in thinking visually and drawing great comics! Tanya is an international comics artist best known for her work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Boom!’s Toy Story, Titan Comics’ How to Train Your Dragon, and Plagued: The Miranda Chronicles from BHP Comics.

12.30 Comics Collage Masterclass with Kathryn Briggs
Collage is a great way to dive right into comics, no drawing skills required. Kathryn demonstrates a variety of collage techniques – from re-appropriating old comics to building layered visual landscapes – to bring some analogue cut and paste charm to your comics.

1.30 Monsters vs Robots vs Dinosaurs
All ages drop in and draw! Make as many wacky monsters, robots and dinosaurs as possible. Be ready to show off your drawings to the class in Monsters vs Robots vs Dinosaurs.

2.30 How to write a comic with Gary Chudleigh
Award-winning writer Gary Chudleigh gives you the ultimate guide to creating characters and writing comics! He’ll take you through the dos and don’ts of creating believable characters as well as planning exciting plots for your first comic!

3.30 – Make you own mini comic
Drop in to the festival bookshop creative space for comics fun! From folding and creating zine to making your first comic pages, we’ll have the guide for you!