Class: Graphic History with JB Brager

Date and time: Friday July 9, 2021 7:30pm EDT to Sunday July 11 5:30pm EDT

Cost: Sliding scale starting at $149

Age: 18+

Venue: online and synchronous

Are you making a historical comic?

Are you a history buff interested in making comics about your favorite unknown hero of the past? Do you love making comics but could use some help building historical worlds? 

In Graphic History, we will learn how to do historical research with the aim of creating comics about history, and work towards finishing a short comic about your topic of choice. Come learn how to find answers to burning questions like "how did butts look in pants in 1932?"

No background in comics or historical research needed, all experience levels welcome!  

Required materials: 

-- Access to a computer and internet; 

-- Drawing utensils of your choice (can be pencil, pen or digital);

-- Paper or drawing surface of your choice (can be "scrap"); 

-- (Optional) A library card would be helpful but is not required! 

About the instructor:

JB Brager is a cartoonist and teacher living on Lenape land in Brooklyn, NY. They have published comics most recently at The Nib, Jewish Currents, and World War 3 Illustrated. Their first book-length graphic project, Heavyweight, is forthcoming from William Morrow in 2023. You can find JB on all social media at @jbbrager and at

From Heavyweight published online in Jewish Currents, 2020.   

General Workshop Schedule:

Friday July 9

7:30-8:15 Welcome and Orientation

8:15-9:30 Presentation and Q & A with JB

Saturday, July 10

9:30-10  Breakfast together

10-12 Session 1

12-2 Lunch Break

2-4 Session 2 

4-7:30 Informal time for work, dinner, breaks

Sunday, July 11

9:30-10 Breakfast together

10-12 Session 3

12-2 Lunch Break

2-4 Session 4

4-5:30 Final session


This course is offered on a sliding scale, pay what you can based on your income starting at $149. 

Course curriculum

    1. Graphic History Info, Zoom Links and Schedule

About this course

  • $149.00
  • 1 lesson
  • 0 hours of video content