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Intro to Visual Storytelling with Zines

May 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

You don’t need anything fancy to start telling your story. All you need is a pen, pencil, and one piece of paper.

In this art workshop, we’ll be using zines as a way for us to explore comics and visual storytelling.

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Where: Zoom

Recommended for adults and young adults/teens.

This workshop will be recorded and made available to registrants following the event.

Drawing experience is not necessary–meaningful stories can be told with expressive stick figures and lettering!

Zines are a great way to get started creating stories and experimenting with comics. They allow us to use budget limitations to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

In this workshop, we’ll dig into the basic format of a zine, what a zine is, and use a series of writing prompts to help us plan a short story.

We will work with a period of writing, folding our own zines, sketching out, then drawing, and finally solidifying our story in 6 panels.

Materials needed to participate:
Pen and pencil

We currently offer tiered ticket pricing in an effort to increase accessibility. This workshops is available at three ticket prices: A limited number of no-pay spots available for students who could not otherwise participate, regular-priced spots, and Roberson Member spots. This model is intended to support a wider range of students as well as our instructors.

This is a RoberCon 2021 Pop-up event. Since we can’t meet in-person for our annual big convention in Binghamton, NY, we’re hoping to keep the community together through pop-up panels, workshops, and more throughout the year!


May 15, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Roberson Museum and Science Center


Roberson Museum
Binghamton, NY 13905 United States
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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.