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Kids Creating Comics


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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

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

Sarah Howell makes comics, teaches comics and develops projects that advocate for her artform. Projects like: Homecooked Comics Festival and Squishface Comic Studio, a co-share workspace for cartoonists and illustrators.

Nicki Greenberg

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. In 2008 Nicki’s innovative graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby was selec... Read more


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