This comic writing workshop is broken up into four sections designed to get you sketching and drawing your own illustrated story.
These sections are:
Special-effects text and speech bubbles
In each section, Declan shows you what these are used for and how to use them, with his friend, Bob and his Box.
In this workshop Declan shows you how to break up a page into panels so he can add Bob and what he is up to with his box. Declan then adds angles and speed lines to focus the action in each of the panels. The final section is where Declan adds special-effect text and speech bubbles so that the reader knows what Bob is thinking and saying when he is moving his box.
Workshop - 10 minutes
Declan David Miller is a graphic novelist. He wrote and illustrated Mixed Feelings. He was born and raised in Alice Springs. His family didn't like to travel much so he decided to visit different cultures so that he could understand their stories. These experiences helped him to write his stories. He wrote Mixed Feelings to show the diversity of stories that make up the small town of Alice Springs. His family is from Arrernte and Anmatyerre Lands.
Declan is the driving force behind Stick Mob creative. He established the group while still at school and since finishing school has been working on other graphic novels and short stories and mentoring other students. In January 2021, Declan was named Centralian Young Citizen of the Year. He works with a team at Stick Mob where they show people how to tell their stories through different ways such as comics, graphic novels, and narratives. He is passionate about supporting people to tell their stories.
To celebrate storytelling, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is excited to offer seven unique pre-recorded, learning workshops from our most awarded ambassadors and ILF supporters.
Each presenter shares their incredible expertise in storytelling, whether it be through illustration, writing, video or photography. Each workshop suggests an age suitability.
At $2 per student under 18 years of age (with a minimum of 5 students) and $20 per adult, our aim is for everyone to have an opportunity to experience a workshop. Parents and home-schoolers under 18 years of age, can register under the school/education tab.
Workshops are free to remote Indigenous community schools that are registered with ILF. If you are a remote Indigenous community school or organisation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For schools/educators and businesses, only one booking is needed for any number of participants. Once a booking has been made, a dedicated password will be emailed giving you access to a link to share with students or staff.
The link will expire within 3 months of booking. If you would like to book more than one workshop, please complete a separate booking form.
How are these proceeds used?
All proceeds from the workshops will assist the Indigenous Literacy Foundation to deliver its three core literacy programs in remote communities across Australia in 2022.