(Full) Free Comics Academy for kids & teens this summer

Above: Graphic novelist Jonathon Todd will teach kids how to create their own graphic novels over a weeklong class. (images from a past workshop at the Library and a publicity photo)

Middle Grade author/illustrator/cartoonist Jonathon Todd has led popular workshops for kids at the Southborough Library. This summer he’s returning to the Library for a longer stint. 

Todd’s “Comics Academy” will be held two hours per day the last week of July. (Participants should attend each day.) It is open to children and teens (ages 8 and older/Grades 2+).

The class is free, courtesy of a grant from the Southborough Community Fund.

The registration page promotes:

Jonathon Todd at a graphic novel workshop this winter (from his Cecil's World blog on tumbler)Graphic novelist Jonathan Todd will lead students through all the steps in creating their own graphic novels. Each day will focus on a different aspect of graphic novels, including creating characters, story arcs, pencil drawing, and inking the comics. At the end of the week each student will have their own book, which the instructor will reproduce.

A special reception the following week will allow students to show off their completed graphic novels.

The camp will take place from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th.

It’s a nice option for kids not in camp that week. But given the timing, some kids/teens in morning camps may also be able to take advantage. (Like ½ day CITs at Southborough Rec Camp.)

The reception will be on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Click here to register. To learn more about the Todd and his work, check out his blog on tumbler, Cecil’s World.

Updated (6/21/22 4:04 pm): This program filled up this spring and has a waitlist.

Updated (8/1/22 10:43 am): The evening reception is postponed to Wednesday, August 10th.

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