Say it with comics! Grassroots comics is a great low cost & low tech communication tool for activists. With this method anyone learns how to draw and can get their voice heard. The participants of our workshop will be briefed about grassroots comics method and will be making their own comics of a subject they choose. They will be guided through the process step by step. The comics will be distributed online (for example Instagram).
a few sheets of white A4 photocopy papers
one thin tipped black felt tip pen (0.005, 0.04, 0.05, 0.06…)
one thicker black marker (0.08-1.0 or more)
mobile phone with camera
The workshop takes place over the course of three sessions from Tuesday to Thursday and on Friday there will be a party.
This workshop has a limited number of participants.
The workshop will take place on Zoom, please register to Circle 9 to get access to the Zoom link!
Say it with comics! Grassroots comics is a great low cost & low tech communication tool for activists. With this method anyone learns how to draw and can get their voice heard.
Come hear more about grassroot comics. The lecture is followed by a three-part workshop over the next days, notice that the workshop has a limited number of participants. It is however possible to attend the lecture without participating in the workshop!
The lecture is held on Zoom, please register to Circle 9 to get access to the Zoom link!
Sanna Hukkanen & Johanna Rojola (with the circle coordinators)
A comics reading group focused on themes that might be used as inspiration for the grassroots comics workshop. Also those who do not wish to participate in the comics workshop can attend the reading group.
“Exceptionally personal: comics as a social work” is a research project on how community life impacts comics and how shared experience becomes personal. Using the different optics we will try to discover how comics communities in the North regions and countries are surviving during the lockdowns and self-isolation. We’re gonna discuss the problems and challenges of community work and make comics and write essays reflecting our experiences. All the works made during the Zoom meetings will be collected in a digital zine.
The final discussion, open to everyone, will take place on Zoom.
Please register to Circle 9 to get access to the Zoom link!
The link to the digital zine will be later shared online.