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How do you ‘read’ a comic? What are the creative ways of telling stories through pictures – and what are the limits and possibilities?
Sarah Howell of Squishface Studio will lead kids through an introduction to what comics are, and what they can do. Then, acclaimed comic artist Nicki Greenberg (creator of The Great Gatsby, Hamlet and picture books like BOM! Went the Bear) will work with participants to create unique characters – and Squishface’s Ben Hutchings will bring it all together, as participants create a comic to take home.
For children aged 7 – 11 years.
Ben Hutchings is a comic book artist and co-founder of Australia's first cartoonists' studio, Squishface Comic Studio, where he works as a freelance artist. Ben has worked on poetry books and magazines, as well as other projects such as The Invisible War.
Sarah Howell is a cartoonist and educator, founding member of Squishface Comic Studio in Brunswick, and director of the Homecooked Comics Festival.
Nicki Greenberg is a writer and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her first books, The Digits series, were published when she was fifteen years old. They sold more than 380,000 copies in Australia and New Zealand.
Immersion in literacy is one of the most important factors in determining the outcome of a child’s future – and nurturing a love of books and reading is part of that. Also, kids plus books and writing equals fun. We’re delighted to be presenting a new series of events for the younger reader in your life: Wheeler Kids. Roll up and enjoy!