ComiCon Countdown

ComiCon is coming next Wednesday, October 26th!  ESA’s Comic Comet!  Everyone is invited to attend: Students, staff and parents.

The event is free, but space is limited, so pre-register to guarantee your spot.  You can pre-register anytime in the LIbrary, or at lunch in the Foyer…  or online using this Google Form (Pre-registration went live the morning of Oct 19th).

  • We’re also looking for volunteers – staff, students and parents – to help out the night of.
  • If you are interested and able to help out, please fill out this Google Form to advise.
  • Thanks to those who have already volunteered.

THE AGENDA… Wednesday October 26th

  • 3:30pm Registration
    Main Foyer
  • 4:00pm   Welcome and Keynote
    Library: Willow Dawson
  • 4:30pm Workshop session 1
    Library: Willow Dawson
    Mini Theatre: Brian McLachlan
  • 5:30pm Workshop session 2
    Library: Tory Woolcott
    Mini-Theatre: Kean Soo
  • 6:30pm Dinner…  basic pizza (or similar) to be provided
    Cafeteria (food service)
    Library: Games
    MiniTheatre: CosPlay
  • 7:15pm Workshop session 3
    Library: Zine Workshop (led by ESA students and grads)
    Mini Theatre: CosPlay
  • 8:15pm Final wrap-up

Participating authors:

Willow Dawson

  • Multiple award winning author of titles including The Wolf-Birds and Hyena in Petticoats.
  • Willow will lead a workshop in which she discusses the challenges and joys of writing biography, autobiography and memoir graphic novels.
  • This presentation includes personal stories and anecdotes, including how she found her voice and became an author and illustrator.

Brian McLachlan

  • Multiple award winning author of Draw Out The Story: Ten Secrets To Creating Your Own Comics. 
  • Brian’s workshop will begin with a quick intro to how comics are a combination of showing + telling, and then delve more deeply into character design.
  • There will be lots of audience interaction in this workshop.

Kean Soo

  • Author and illustrator of Jellaby and March Grand Prix.
  • Kean will be leading a workshop about the process of making comics, with a focus on storytelling techniques.
  • There’s will be lots of audience interaction in this workshop.

Tory Woolcott

  • Author of the graphic novel memoir Mirror Mind, which recounts her experiences growing up with dyslexia.
  • Tory will conduct a writing workshop that builds a story (that can be used for comics, prose, video games, film, etc.) from the ground up, creating a protagonist and antagonist and a 5-act structure.