Glow Comic Trails: Making Mini Comics with Emilie

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Laneway Learning is running Glow Comics Trails, a celebration of Melbourne Comics artists in the city! Six artists have been commissioned to write mini comics about Melbourne after dark, and their comic panels have been pasted-up across the city, creating a trail for you to walk and reconstitute the stories. Each comic even has a glow-in-the-dark hidden element for you to find after dark!

As part of this event, Laneway Learning is offering some extra special workshops. Emilie will be teaching some special classes on glow-in-the-dark painting and screen printing, zine making and mini comic crafting, and how to draw our beloved laneways and city scapes.

So come and learn how to write and draw your own mini-comics!

You’ll learn to workshop your mini story, develop a character with easy drawing techniques, plan your layout, pencil and ink your one-page mini comic.

All skill levels welcome!

What will we cover?

    In this class we will explore:

    • Warm-up exercises to get our creativity flowing
    • Zine-folding technique
    • Simple prompts to fill your pages with your favourite things
    • Colour, illustration, lettering, themes

What will I need?

    All materials provided.


      • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
      • All Gender Bathrooms
      • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
      • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
      • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

      Who will be teaching? 

      Emilie (she/her) is an artist and educator based
      between Melbourne and Marseille (Fr), working across media with a focus
      on community-based practice and education. She graduated from her PhD in
      Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2020 and has been an
      art resident at Testing Grounds (2020), Making Space (2021) and the
      Comic Art Workshop (2021).

      Emilie has exhibited her works at FortyFive Downstairs gallery, the
      Abbotsford convent, No Vacancy Gallery, Arcade and George Patton

      In 2021, Emilie opened Couleur in Collingwood, a printmaking studio focusing on DIY, hand-prints, and experimental printmaking. Since 2023, Couleur Studio
      has relocated in South of France. Emilie is also a comic book artist
      and her illustration has been published by the Lifted Brow and she
      self-published her first graphic novel in 2018 with Tree Paper Comics in
      Melbourne. In 2023 she is running Glow Comics Trails festival with
      Laneway Learning, celebrating Melbourne’s booming comics scene.

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