Workshops

Funtime Comics has a long tradition of monthly workshops, running for over twenty years. Workshops are friendly and informal, and always involve a cuppa and a chat as well as drawing. Some people bring their own work in progress, others just paper and pens. We have a long tradition of jam comics and other collaborative work, so even if you don't have an idea ready to work on, we can usually provide a half-finished story you can contribute to.

Newcomers are always welcome, and will be granted the respectful title of "New Boy" or "New Girl" until such time as they are deemed to be regulars.

When

Second Saturday of each month, starting around 1pm and finishing around 6pm.

Where

We're almost always at the Brighton Gallery. It's down the little side alley next to Paper Plus (same alleyway as Switch Cafe).

The venue sometimes changes, so check our http://www.facebook.com/groups/funtimecomics before you set out.

Children

Children are welcome, and artists often bring their own kids along. However a few points may be important:

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • There's no organised programme of teaching: we're literally just a bunch of people who come to draw comics together.
  • Some artists may be working on adult material.
  • We can't guarantee that there will be other children present at any given workshop. We find things work best if children brign a friend or two with them.

What to bring

  • Comics you're already working on
  • Comics you've done in the past that you'd like to show people
  • Pens and pencils and drawing implements
  • Paper
  • Snack food

Jamming

We usually pass around a few jam comics, where people take turns adding to an ongoing story. They're great if you're not sure where to start, or you need a warm-up.

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