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Ella & Ida Comics Summer Camp: Creating Comic Books


Aug 6, 2018 – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

(daily until Aug 10, 2018)

6996 Columbia Gateway Drive , #100
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Comic books have been a staple of American culture for over 70 years. Comics have this unique ability to transport readers into an entirely different world, where anything is possible and people /characters can be whoever they want to be. Those are some of the reasons why comic creator, Drue Nixon, began reading herself. As she embarks on this journey on becoming an acclaimed comic book creator, she would love to share her knowledge with the next generation. In addition to creating comic books, she would also to establish learning programs where the youth would learn how to read, analyze, and create a comic of their choice.

This August, Drue Nixon is hosting a week-long summer pilot learning program, where students from the ages of 13-17 would learn how to create a short comic book. The students will also read a series of different comic books, and complete art projects that to go along with the book.

By the end of the learning program, the students will learn how to develop a story and characters, write a script, read and analyze a series of graphic novels, draw and ink a comic, and use computer software to develop concept art.

Since this a UMBC grant sponsored program, your child’s work would be showcased at the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day Conference at UMBC. In addition, your child would be invited to attend the day long conference. It would be a great opportunity to for your child to present their work to students and professors, and be able to look at the research undergraduates can do at the university level.

I hope you consider registering your child for the camp. Their participation would help convince educators that comics can be used in classrooms.

At the end of this camp, each participant will leave with their own comic book.

* students between the ages of 13-17 are eligible for registration.

*eligible students should also have good art skills or enthusiasm for writing.

* If a student does not feel comfortable drawing or writing, the camp organizer to will pair students together and they will work as a team.

*writers or artists are welcome.

* Only accepting up to 8 students, so please register as soon as possible.


Is lunch provided?
No, the student should bring their own brown bag lunch.

Are drawing and writing materials provided?

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Drue Nixon:
cell number: 443-545-9842

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