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Platfform

Comics and Graphic Novels

Ages 14 – 25

Wales Millennium Centre

17 April – 22 May 2024

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Platfform

Comics and Graphic Novels

Ages 14 – 25

17 April – 22 May 2024

Wales Millennium Centre

Learn how to tell your story in words and pictures in this free course.

Comics are unique. It's the only art form where you can be your own director, camera operator, actor, and scriptwriter, using tools as simple as a pencil and paper. From deeply personal diary comic strips to epic sci-fi graphic novels, the possibilities are endless!

In this course, you’ll be introduced to the parts of a comic and taught ways in which stories can be told visually. We’ll examine the process of comics production, from script to finished page. Using a variety of techniques, you’ll create short comic strips and finish the course with a two page comic of your own.

We’ll also discuss the business of comics, selling your graphic novel and the ways in which you can share your work – digitally, physically, and beyond.
All skill levels are welcome. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a confident artist, if you’re curious about comics and want to find new ways to tell stories, this course is for you.

Who is teaching the course?

Sarah Millman is a comic artist and writer with a background in illustration and animation. She graduated from Bristol UWE with a degree in Illustration in 2011, and after that completed a Masters in Animation at the University of Glamorgan in 2012. Since then she’s worked as a freelance artist, with clients from the comics and games industries.

She’s best known for her independent comic series, NPC Tea, which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter in 2020. As well as selling her work at conventions and events across the country, she also teaches comics workshops at universities and libraries for children and adults of all ages. She loves introducing people to the comics world and helping artists of all skill levels tell stories.

Do I need any skills or experience to take part?

No – this course is open to all levels and abilities.

When is it?

The course runs every Wednesday, 4.30pm – 6.30pm for six weeks from 17 April to 22 May. 

How do I book?

Book your place by clicking on the booking button on this page. Please make sure you can attend all six weeks of the course.

If this course is sold out, please add your details to our waiting list and we'll be in touch if a place becomes available.

About our Platfform courses

Platfform is a unique training programme offering young people the platform to explore their interests, express themselves, build creative confidence, and to share their narrative through practical learning.

This activity is funded by The Moondance Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Simon Gibson Charitable Trust and The Mary Homfray Charitable Trust.

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