Join Maureen Burdock in this 4 week live zoom class

Learn the art of creative nonfiction comics

When: 4 weeks starting Saturday April 6, 2024 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm Eastern

Where: Online via Zoom

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Cost: $259

Materials: Basic art and writing materials including pen and paper.

Explore New Story Telling Possibilities

Are you a maker of (or curious about making) nonfiction comics? Have you wondered how to incorporate creative techniques that add depth and vibrancy to your nonfiction comics projects? 

In this hands on course, we will discuss and apply techniques that really bring your nonfiction ideas to life! You will have the opportunity to write and draw sample pages and apply techniques like personal insight, metaphor and multifaceted research. 

At the end of the course you will have a fistful of excellent tools to enhance future creative nonfiction comics projects. 

In Detail

Four live 2 hours sessions

Starting Soon.

  • Week 1 - Saturday April 6, 2024, 5:30-7:30 pm Eastern / 2:30-4:30 pm Pacific.
  • Week 2 - Saturday April 13, 2024, 5:30-7:30 pm Eastern / 2:30-4:30 pm Pacific .
  • Week 3 - Saturday April 20, 2024, 5:30-7:30 pm Eastern / 2:30-4:30 Pacific.
  • Week 4 - Saturday April 27, 2024, 5:30-7:30 pm Eastern / 2:30-4:30 Pacific.

Students are invited to ask questions throughout each live session as well as in the SAW Mighty Network between classes. 

Class videos, audios, chats and transcripts will be saved and archived for the duration of the course and 4 weeks afterwards.

There is a Mighty Network component for this course where students can gather together.

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About the Instructor

Maureen Burdock, MFA, PhD, is the creator of 'Queen of Snails: A Graphic Memoir' (Graphic Mundi, 2022) and 'Feminist Fables for the Twenty-First Century' (McFarland, 2015). She is also the maker of numerous shorter comics contained in anthologies, including the opening piece in Eisner-Award-winning 'Menopause: A Comic Treatment'. Burdock has published a number of essays on comics, trauma, and memory. She was born in the Black Forest, Germany, and grew up on a steady diet of fairy tales and children's books. She moved to the Chicago area with her mother after first grade. She learned English quickly by challenging herself to read all of the children's books on the shelves of her local public library. Burdock won her first prize for an illustrated short story about two hot dogs who bravely escape from a frying pan…only to be carried off by a stray dog! The award included a personal meeting with a published children’s book author. Burdock knew then that her destiny was to become a writer and illustrator. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her wife and boxer dog.

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