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Teen Writing Bootcamp: Comics

State Library Victoria

Event Date: 30 May 2024 05:00 PM to 30 May 2024 06:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Ariel Slamet Ries
Event Venue: Online

Dive into the exciting medium of comics and learn the unique skill of blending words and images together with award-winning comic artist Ariel Slamet Ries. Workshop attendees will:

  • learn to manipulate time and space in their stories through choice of image, panel, and page flow
  • discover how to get the most out of drawings by unlocking the secrets of composition
About Teen Writing Bootcamp The Teen Writing Bootcamp program provides budding teen writers with the opportunity to gain expert advice from great writers and tackle diverse writing styles and genres. The program engages teens in writing, literature and publishing with the aim of inspiring, encouraging and improving literary skills. All bootcamps are open to teens aged 13 to 18 years old from all around Australia. They are free to attend but require consent from a parent or guardian. Participation in this program will include sharing work created during the program. Please note: to register for this event you must be available for all 4 sessions. To ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time please read the Online participant instructions and guidelines on our website, along with our Privacy statement. This program has been made possible with the generosity of Serp Hills Foundation and The JTM Foundation.   About Ariel Slamet Ries Ariel Slamet Ries (they/them) is a multi award-winning comic artist and illustrator residing on unceded Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri lands. After studying animation in Denmark for 4 years, they lost their degree in the post and unceremoniously bumbled into making comics for a living. Ariel is passionate about creating speculative fiction centering marginalised characters, and is currently working with HarperCollins on Strange Bedfellows, the self-indulgent sci-fi romance they’ve had on the backburner since they were a teenager.  
Sales end on 30 May 2024
This bootcamp runs over four sessions. Please ensure you can attend all four sessions: • Thursday 30 May, 5-6pm • Thursday 6 June, 5-6pm • Thursday 13 June, 5-6pm • Thursday 20 June, 5-6pm

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