(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ

Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels

03/23/2019 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM ET


Children's Workshops


  • Free


Making Friends Comic bookFree Workshop Part of Montclair Literary Festival

When 7th grader Danny needs a new best friend, she draws Madison, the most amazing, perfect, and awesome best friend ever. Graphic novelist Kristen Gudsnuk, author of Making Friends, uses Danny’s story to introduce the basic visual storytelling tools of comics and graphic novels. Students will learn to use word balloons and complex facial emotions in comics, as well as how to draw basic anatomy and design their own characters.

Ages 10 to 13 with an adult companion


Kristen Gudsnuk is the creator of the graphic novel Making Friends and the comic series Henchgirl, and the illustrator of the book series VIP by Jen Calonita. In her spare time she performs with the band Sally. Kristen learned everything she knows about art and life from Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Animorphs. She lives in New York City with her supportive dog and loyal boyfriend.


Please register in advance on Succeed2gether website.  Maximum 3 children per registration. Walk-ins will be permitted only if there is space.



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