OPEN DOOR COMIC CREATOR MEETINGS
Open Door Comics is a comics group where everyone is invited to join in. It mainly consists of a group of Edmonton-based comic creators, but is open to anyone of any skill level. If you're looking to meet other artists and writers, want to glean some tricks and tips to help your own work, or want to share what you've already done, then think about stopping by one of the meetings! Don't miss out on our skill-sharing workshops and drawing exercises that are free for anyone to participate in!
Date/Time: Second and Fourth Thursday of every month @ 7:00 p.m.
We'll be holding a special OPEN DOOR meeting March 30th to invite Kids and Teens (ages 9+) to attend for mentoring! Both the Drawn to Write instructors and Open Door veterans will be in attendance with works-in-progress to observe and ask questions about, and these mentors will be ready to give feedback on any work attendees bring with them. Afterwards, we'll hold a discussion about aspects of comic creation, from layout to cover design. We hope to see you there!
the Check-In: Giving the artist(s) a chance to keep everyone else in the group up-to-date on anything/everything they've been working on helps keep them on task and gives them a deadline (of sorts) to work under. Expect opportunities to critique work!
Ongoing Project: We'll be making some time to work on ongoing projects (whether personal or collaborative), because it's always helpful to get feedback while one is in the middle of the creative process - not afterwards when it's too late to make changes!
Creative Exercises: Whether, it's writing, drawing, inking, coloring, design or layout - there's always some area of comic creation we could use practise on. These session types will provide various exercises to help participants improve their work!
Deconstructing Comics: We'll take a look at existing comic pages, from mainstream to webcomic to indie, and discuss what makes the page work in terms of layout, format, artwork, storytelling and style. Both positive and critical opinions are required!
Presentation Period: A seminar (or any sort of activity) that brings along useful information and shares ideas on any aspect of the creative process to help boost creativity for the group members.
Social Gathering: Special meet-ups to gather and make merry, usually with some sort of drawing component. Typically include Drink'n'Draws, Art Swaps and Comic Jams