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June 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

1 meeting
  • Summer 2021
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  • Online
Virtual Class
VA 23517 United States

Armed Services Arts Partnership – Comic Book Writing Workshop

Apply here: One Day Workshop — 06/05/2020, Comic Book Writing Workshop (

Overview: Comics are a magical blend of writing and illustration. But what makes a comic a comic, and not just a picture book? And how do you make one? In this one-off session, we will go over the mechanics of making a comic, as well scripting and have different prompts for exercises. No “talent” for drawing required; comics are for everyone! (Ages 15+)

Instructor: Kristin Mehaffey has been teaching how to write comics at the Muse since 2016. Her students range in all ages and experience levels, whether they are adults taking the 101 course or children engaging in workshops. She got her start making comics in middle school for the school newspaper, and since then, she has been published in Whurk Magazine, employed at a comic shop, and can be found tabling her comics at conventions. She currently freelances for sequential artwork and character design, with clients such as The Virginia Zoo, Studio Center, and The Governor’s School for the Arts.

When & Where: This workshop will take place on Saturday, June 5th, from 1:00 – 3:30 PM online using ZOOM.

Participating Minors: All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (15+ and older only). Families may apply for this workshop in one application!

Partner Organization: The Muse Writers Center,

More About ASAP: Our mission is to cultivate community and growth with veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers through the arts. Learn more here.

Please note: This class or event will be held online (using Zoom or a similar live platform). To participate, students or attendees should have a stable internet connection. Class participants: you should have a computer or device with a webcam and microphone; and your Zoom link will be automatically sent to you after you register.

The MuseTeacher: Kristin Mehaffey