What is Comic Construction?
Developed by Free Lunch Studios founders Matt Ryan and Steve Kanaras, Comic Construction is an educational program focusing on all the skills required to create comics and graphic novels in their myriad of forms!
They travel to schools, libraries and groups performing a stage show with the construction theme, as well as directed workshops where students of all ages learn the tools necessary to construct their own comics.
The Comic Construction program has been in use since 2010, but Matt and Steve have many more years of experience teaching the craft of comics. Matt has been a professional artist and teacher for over twenty years, and Steve has been teaching and writing professionally for over six. With a wealth of specialized knowledge, they can bring your students or group members a unique experience, with concepts rarely encountered in classrooms.
As schools and libraries have discovered, comics and graphic novels stand at the vanguard of literacy skills for many students. The art-form combines words and pictures in a unique way that children not only enjoy, but fosters a life-long interest in reading. Both as a gateway to more traditional literature, and as a medium to be consumed on its own merits, comics are a vital resource for students of all ages. The Comic Construction program demystifies the medium for the student and allows them to successfully use the storytelling vehicle to their own ends.
In addition to the program and directed workshops, Comic Construction is also available as a Professional Development Program, providing teachers with the necessary information to teach comics and graphic novels in their classrooms, and provide their students with this information as well.
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Perfect for schools, libraries, scout groups, church groups, camps, or anywhere else learning and fun combine! Call us today to bring the joy of comics creation to your eager learners. Reach Matt for New England bookings at 860.305.6621 and Steve for Maryland/DC bookings at 860-810-4927.