Workshop to grow ideas and confidence creating comics and zines while collabing and socialising with other LGBTQ + creators
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“LGBTQ+ centred meetup and workshop promoting creativity for all budding visual artists, writers or even total newbies to the comic / graphic novel / zine world. This might be the event you’ve been waiting for to get your story off the ground and onto the page.”
*UPDATE* The workshop runner has tested positive for Covid and doesn’t feel safe running the the event on the 29th of June. The great people at The Station have allowed us to push the date back till the 13th of July. Same time and place. If you have bought tickets but are unable to make this new date please let us know for a refund.
From the underground independent scene to large publication, LGBTQ+ lives and stories have been told in comics and zines for decades. Often censored by the mainstream media for not being “child friendly”, comics creators have shown time and again that LGBTQ+ stories can be for younger audiences as well as comics not just being for kids. Everyone has a story to tell. Why not give comics a go?
Join PrideCAF and Rough Sketch Productions, as part of Bristol Pride, for an evening of exploration and collaboration. There will be a brief summary of comics, zines and the LGBTQ+ community before group exercises to release inner creativity and making a start on your project. The second half of the workshop will get you to start putting your ideas on paper with the freedom to socialise and collab with other creative people in and safe and non judgmental space.
Tickets are £5 per person (excluding booking fee) with a discount available for those on low income. Free carer tickets are also available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All ticket proceeds go towards hiring the venue and equipment. Anything left will go to our PrideCAF event on September 3rd. A free day event celebrating LGBTQIA+ comic creators. You must have a ticket to attend this workshop.
Q: I don't really have an idea or story. Can I still come?
A: Of course. This is a workshop to explore possible ideas or just to have fun creating with other like minded folk.
Q: I have no artistic talent. Can I still come?
A: First off, that’s rude to yourself. Second, yes. We strongly believe everyone has a story to tell and if they want to tell it there is always a way.
Q: What will I need to bring?
A: Just yourself and your ideas. All materials including paper, writing and drawing equipment, things for cutting out and sticking Etc. Anything you might need to create something will be provided for you and free to take home! There will also be free tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks. You are free to bring any equipment or projects you're already working on but please be aware there may not be charging points for laptops/ tablets and we can't be held responsible for any damages.
Q: Is the venue accessible?
A: Yes! We chose the venue for its great accessibility. The workshop will take place on a ground floor room with plenty of space for those with mobility issues. Accessible, gender neutral toilets are available on site.