Ira Marcks – Drawing Comics: A Beginner’s Guide to Sequential Art and Story

Comics are one of the most powerful tools we have for sharing stories. Ira’s DRAWING COMICS program is filled with colorful visual lessons that invite students into the exciting world of comics and show them the skills needed to create comics that connect readers with their stories.

As a working comic artist, I’ve had a wide array of experiences with the art form. I’ve used comics to tell stories in fiction and non-fiction, as entertainment and educational material. I’ve self-published my own fantasy comics, created educational comics for middle schoolers in the capital region, and recently worked with the European Research Council on a comic about “the internet of things.” You can see all this work on my website: iramarcks.com

Nick “Sunshine” Tokman from ‘Deadliest Catch’ – Become Your Captain. Catch Your Future.

Through storytelling, visual aids, self-reflecting questions, audience participation and facilitated discussion techniques, “Become Your Captain. Catch Your Future” redirects students’ attention from the negative influences and outside social pressures to focus on who they are and what they really want to do with their life.