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Zine and comics course at Studio One Toi Tu



This is a sketch I made of a creative writing class I took last year – I found it in my teaching notebook, which is completely filled up. Which means that I have done quite a lot of teaching lately.

I am taking another class – this time an 8 week one, my longest yet. It’s called ‘Zines and Comics.’ It’s a multi-disciplinary creative writing class: the emphasis is personal storytelling, using whatever means possible. Writing, comics, found photos, hand-lettered type… I will even bring in my 1920s underwood typewriter so people can make 1970s-style punk zines. There will be pens, paste, scissors, india ink and old magazines and books to ravage in order to create photocopiable publications. I’m going to rummage through some of Lynda Barry’s online teaching resources for inspiration, as well syphoning my own knowledge as a writer/cartoonist/graphic designer and teacher. I’ve got a few binding techniques up my sleeve, from special cuts and folds to tricks with staplers and erasers. There’s also my personal favourite – hand-stitched spines.

So if you live in Auckland and have Thursday nights free, you should come along! It will be fun, super-creative, you’ll meet some nice people, and as the class will be small I’ll be able to tailor it to your personal interests. The course costs $164 if you enrol by Tuesday 21 October. Call Studio One on 09 376 3221 and please book! I am leaving Auckland early next year and this is the last class I’m going to teach up here for a while.

Class name: Zines and comics

Start Date: Thursday 23 October, 7-9pm

Cost: $164

Enrol: ph 09 376 3221 or email

Website: Studio One Toi Tu

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 19/10/2014 4:22 pm

    Sounds wonderful, I wish I could go!

  2. cheryl permalink
    27/07/2015 1:50 pm

    This sounds great but I’m in Wellington- but will you be doing any teaching there anytime soon?

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