Tuesday 28. July CEST 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm C9 Rojola & Hukkanen: Grassroots comics workshop (1/3)

Tuesday 28 July at 12–13 CET

Sanna Hukkanen & Johanna Rojola

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).

Equipment needed:

  • a few sheets of white A4 photocopy papers
  • pencil sharpener 
  • eraser
  • a ruler
  • 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)
  • Glue stick
  • scissors
  • 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!

Tuesday 28. July CEST 10:00 am – 12:00 pm C3 & C9 Hukkanen & Rojola: Lecture on grassroot comics

Tuesday 28 July at 10–12

Sanna Hukkanen & Johanna Rojola

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!

Monday 27. July CEST 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm C9 Reading group: Topical issues in comics

Monday 27 July at 16–18 CET

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.

Warda Ahmed: Attitudes behind the words
Ben Passmore: Your black friend
Malaka Gharib: Stay safe out there
Koh Hong Teng: It’s not the end

Please register to Circle 9 to get access to the Zoom link!

Monday 27. July CEST 10:00 am – 12:00 pm C9 Elaev: Exceptionally personal: comics as a social work

Monday 27 July at 10–12 CET

Gosha Elaev

“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.

Circle 9 Schedule

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Links to events:

July 27th – C9 Elaev: Exceptionally personal: comics as a social work

July 27th – C9 Reading group: Topical issues in comics

July 28th – C9 Rojola, Hukkanen: Lecture on grassroot comics

July 28th – C9 Grassroot comics workshop (1/3)

July 29th – C9 Grassroot comics workshop (2/3)

July 29th – C9 Chalabi: Reading group: Refugees welcome?

July 30th – C9 Grassroot comics workshop (3/3)

July 30th – C9 Vi-ral-enna: Tracing Comics through Vienna in Times of Corona

Friday 31st – C9 Tallinger: The Lucky Cloud reading group

Friday 31st – Grassroots comics release party!

Saturday 1st – C9 Räsänen: (Post)Apocalyptic Drawing Workshop (1/2)

Saturday 1st – C9 Räsänen: (Post)Apocalyptic Drawing Workshop (2/2)