10. Crafting Comics with Johnnie Christmas - The FOLD

10. Crafting Comics with Johnnie Christmas

Ages 10+

Session Description

Crafting Comics with Johnnie Christmas

Bestselling comics creator Johnnie Christmas will lead kids through the creation of an incredible comics page! What’s a panel? What’s the gutter? How should the panels flow? Learn all that and more through Johnnie Christmas’ graphic novel, Swim Team.

For ages 10+

Registration

This session and all 2022 FOLD Kids Book Fest virtual sessions will be made available on-demand until December 12 with a virtual pass. Educators who register with a board pass code will continue to have access into the New Year.

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Featured Speaker(s)

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Johnnie Christmas
Bio
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Johnnie Christmas

Johnnie Christmas is a #1 New York Times Best Selling graphic novelist. He is the author of Swim Team. He’s also penned the sci-fi series Tartarus, the haunted romance Crema, and the fantasy graphic novel Firebug. He’s currently hard at work on two more new middle-grade graphic novels for the HarperAlley imprint of HarperCollins. He’s also worked with celebrated writer Margaret Atwood on the series Angel Catbird and adapted William Gibson’s lost screenplay for Alien 3 into a critically acclaimed graphic novel. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY,  Johnnie now makes Vancouver, BC his home.

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