Spend A Week Making Comics with Tommi Parrish

Join award-winning cartoonist, Tommi Parrish, for a week of creative comics making October 20 to 24. The class will be a combination of book making, playing with different DIY printing techniques, and painting with gouache based on writing exercises. Each part will draw on Tommi's own creative practice.

Come prepared for an atmosphere of looseness and play that can you take forward into your practice at home.

In Person in Gainesville

Daily Schedule

Starting Monday October 16 to Friday October 20, class will meet 10AM-1PM, break for lunch and return for the afternoon session 2PM-5PM.


This is an in person only event in Gainesville, Florida at our new location: 1314 S Main St.


You are an adult (18+) who is working on a long form Graphic Memoir. Curiosity, willingness to experiment and energy to work independently strongly encouraged.

Class size is limited to 15 people.


Tommi Parrish (b. 1989, Melbourne) is a trans-Australian cartoonist and painter living in Western Massachusetts. Their debut work, The Lie and How We Told It, won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for the best LGBTQ graphic novel, was nominated for the Ignatz award, and was featured in many Best of 2018 lists. Tommi's sophomore graphic novel released by Fantagraphics in 2022, Men I Trust has so far been nominated to the LA times books awards. Parrish's comics have been translated into 11 languages worldwide and and their work has been showcased in The New Yorker, Granta Magazine, The New York Times, Pitchfork, Vice, and many more.

Tommi Parrish

Visiting Artist