DO YOU LIKE OTTERS AND COMICS?
So I don’t usually use this space to advertise things but I just found out about this and really want to get the word out. The Seattle Aquarium has courses in the summer for high school students who are interested in art and conservation. This year one of these is a comics and zines class that sounds really amazing.
From their website:
Defenders of Marine Life
Comics and ‘Zines: Activism and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Superman and Ironman are traditional superheroes of comics, but do superheroes exist in today’s society? The student as artist and activist will be encouraged to learn about reducing our carbon footprint and mixing image with words. Students will share their ecological passions and creative knowledge with the community at large through comics, graphic novels and ‘zines.
Class dates: July 14, July 17, July 21, July 24, July 28, July 31, August 4, August 7: 11:30am–3pm.
I’m not teaching at this or really even affiliated this is a really great opportunity that can’t happen unless they hit their enrollment numbers. Even if you just want to have an excuse to draw comics for a couple weeks surrounded by other people making comics that’s totally okay. If you’re not in the Seattle area or the age group or whatever please consider rebloging this just to get the word out and because I know that somewhere there’s somebody who’s really passionate about this who just hasn’t heard about it yet.
P.S. The aquarium has all sorts of cute things, I know you like cute things tumblr.