Comic Book Workshop with Maeve Clancy

During Good Relations Week, the Nerve Centre will launch its latest comic book ‘Partition — A Journey Through The Archives’ as part of its Creative Centenaries project. This story uses archive collections from institutions across the island of Ireland as a means of exploring our past and showing its complexity. It is part of a series of resources that highlight the roles of real people and stories from throughout the 1912 – 1922 period.

On Saturday 25th Sept, we will be hosting an online comic book workshop with the artist behind the Partition comic for 8-15 year olds — Maeve Clancy.

During the workshop participants will learn how to design themselves as a character and create a comic based on their own story.

Running order of the workshop: 

  • Get an introduction to ‘Partition — A Journey Through The Archives’ developed by the Nerve Centre’s Creative Centenaries project with artwork by Maeve. 
  • Learn new skills in character design and how to use comic strip techniques including panels, speech bubbles, descriptive text, diagram and image.
  • Explore other docu-comics for inspiration such as those by Joe Sacco, Guy Delisle, Alison Bechdel, Riad Sattouf and Marianne Satrapi.
  • Learn new skills in making thumbnails to tell your character’s story.

To sign up to this online workshop click here.


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Derry City & Strabane

Nerve Centre

Contact Name: Niall Kerr

Contact Number: 02871260562

Contact Email: [email protected]

Address: 7-8 Magazine Street, Derry, Derry BT48 6HJ,

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