Comics to Print: Six Classes

August 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th and 30th
4:00 to 6:30 pm

SHoP presents a series of six workshops on the art of drawing and writing for comic books. This course will include a history of the comic strip, comic book, independent publishing, and lots of hands on drawing and inking! Throughout the six class course students will fulfill a series fun and challenging projects which will explore the fundamentals of comic drawing, including: character design, plot development, and page layout. At the end of the course each student will receive five copies of a screen printed anthology which includes their final project, printed by Sean Hernandez.

Cost for course:
$125 for series, drop-ins $25 for 2.5 hours workshop. Materials and snacks included! RSVP ASAP as space is limited!

Age range:
Ages 8 to 100 welcome!

Email Laura Shaeffer with any questions – laura.shaeffer at

Sean Hernandez:
Sean is a graphic artist, animator, and printmaker in Chicago IL.
He had attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for the last four years, and recently graduated with a BFA May of 2012. Although currently in Chicago, Sean is originally from the southwest. During his time in the Sonora Desert he had been surrounded by vast stretches of dry lands and small rural communities. Often Sean found himself spending much of his free time in these towns researching their histories. His artwork began to attempt to draw context to the disturbing and confusing story that is the southwest. Now in Chicago he discusses his past interest in folklore through his imagery, and storytelling. In the last three years he became editor of comic’s publications Wulf # 1, Xerox Candy Bar # 19-21, and has begun new comics collaborative called NO-FUN. Sean has also found other methods of story telling through the medium of animation, and has made and shown three short films in Chicago film festivals, and artists’ venues.

Sean is currently working on a series of artist performances, which have been shown at Happy Dog Gallery’s “Brain frame 5”, and the Yellow Book’s “Bound” shows. He is working on new material for live comics story-telling.


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