A Comics Workshop co-hosted by the TORCH Comics Network and Oxford Writers’ House
Wednesday 21st June 2017
Ahead of the academic symposium, on Wednesday 21st June 2017 the Comics and Graphic Novels Network will be running a comics creation workshop called ‘INKFISH’, in collaboration with Oxford Writers' House, a local, literature-focused, not-for-profit organisation. INKFISH is a collaborative, full day workshop (10am-5pm) designed to bring together budding and experienced comics creators in order to produce a finished piece of sequential narrative-art in just one day. After being organised into groups, participants will work together with a range of artistic materials to complete their comics-based creative project. Mentors, including artists, writers and comics creators will be on hand throughout the day to discuss ideas and offer guidance. Participants are encouraged to push the boundaries of genre and form, with the only stipulation being that the final pieces tell a story through both the written word and visual arts. Ideally they will relate to the symposium theme of ‘documenting trauma’, but this is by no means a necessity. The final artworks will be on display during the academic symposium, and we hope to gather them together into a reproducible pamphlet for wider circulation.
Artists and writers of all abilities—we emphasise all, from proficient drawers and writers to complete beginners—are welcome, and are invited to apply either as groups or individuals. All basic art materials will be provided, though participants are welcome to bring their own along as well. Space is limited and will be allocated predominantly on a first come, first served basis, though we will be keen to ensure diversity amongst participants. We encourage participants to attend both the workshop on 21st June and the symposium on the 22nd. Please email Dominic firstname.lastname@example.org, and Asiyla Radwan, email@example.com, with an expression of interest.
This event is ran in collaboration with Oxford Writer’s House and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH).