Creating Comics

These educational and entertaining events feature the PLB Comics team sharing in the process of comic book creation. From inception to completion, PLB's writers and artists will guide attendees through the course of creating their very own comic books. Crafting riveting stories, laying out pages, drawing, inking, lettering, and editing will all be touched on. These workshops are perfect for both children and adults who have an interest in creating comics, manga, graphic novels, or sequential art of any kind.

Program Overview

The event runs 2 hrs. During the first part, the PLB team gives a visual presentation. During this time all the major components of creating a finished comic book are touched on, from scripting to pasting up a finished product, it will all be discussed. The Workshop's second is hands on. Attendees will create a short script. Scripts are then traded among the class, and students then draw from another's script while being encouraged to interact with the script's writer if they have questions. This stresses not only writing ability, and artistic expression, but also the ability to work with others to get a project done.

Take Home Materials

Attendees will also be sent home with an information packet that summarizes everything discussed during the event, as well as a list of valuable resources to help them along in creating their very own comics. Not only that, but all attendees will get an age appropriate comic book to take home with them.

"At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learned to read."
~ Nicholas Cage

"I read all the comics I could buy, or that they let me read in the bookstore before chasing me away."
~ Elon Musk

"Comic books helped me to define myself and my world in a way that made both far less frightening. I honestly cannot imagine how I would have navigated my way through childhood without them."
~ Bradford W. Wright

"If you really consider how the pictures and words work together to tell a story, you can make the case that comics are just as complex as any other kind of literature."
~ Professor Carol Tilley
University of Illinois
Dept. of Library Science