Course Summary

Overcome your creative inhibitions!

Plot and pencil a 6 page mini-comic in 6 hours! In this workshop Sarah Howell, founding member of the comic and illustrator collective known as Squishface Comic Studio, will inspire you to create your own (small) comic book, ready to print.



Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email to register your interest.

The day will start with a brief tutorial on drawing expressive faces which will lead into a story prompt exercise that students can use as the basis for their short comic. Students coming to the course with a pre-existing story idea are welcome to pick a scene from that existing project to work on. Sarah Howell will mentor students as they progress with their work over the day.

At the end of the course students can expect to have created an A6 sized booklet containing 4-6 pages of penciled comic art and story.

About Illustrator Sarah Howell

Sarah Howell is an illustrator of comics and graphic novels and mentors others in how to create their own personalised comics. She is Co-Founder of Squishface Comic Studio, a collective of comic creators and illustrators; Co-Presenter of Triple R radio’s Graphic Nature; and she is on the Homecooked Comics Festival Steering Committee (after 4 years as Festival Director).

Students will be required to bring to class:

HB graphite pencil or non-photo blue pencil


Pencil sharpener


Sketchbook or loose paper

Black fine line marker pen or a brushpen

Whiteout or white sticky labels for making corrections


Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.




Last updated: June 21, 2024 04:39pm