Events

April
19: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)

May

6: Free Comic Book Day at Dragon’s Keep (Provo: 10am-12pm, Orem: 12:30-2pm)
17: Comic Jam 3 Year Anniversary Party at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)

June
12-16: Comics Workshop: Ages 12-18, Higher Ground Learning (Salt Lake City, UT)

12-16: Comics Workshop: Ages 13-18, Watchtower Cafe (Salt Lake City, UT)
14: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)

15: Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers (Sandy, UT)

21: Comics Workshop for teens (Roy, UT)
22-27: ALA Annual Conference (Chicago, IL)

27: How Comics Work (presentation and workshop at the Springville, UT library)

28: How Comics Work (presentation and workshop at the Springville, UT library)

July
1: MACC-Pow Comic Convention (Cheshire, England)
8: Alt Press Fest (Salt Lake City, UT)
10-13: Comics Workshop: Grades 6 & 7, Thanksgiving Point (Lehi, UT)
18: Summer Reading for Teens (Orem, UT)

19: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)
21-22: San Diego Comic-Con
24-28: Comics Workshop: Grades 4+ (Charles M. Schulz Museum; Santa Rosa, CA)

Join professional comics creator Jess Smart Smiley for a week of reading, exploring, and (of course) making comics! Dive pencil-first into the world of captions, gutters, and panels, as you build ideas for characters and stories, write and draw your own comics, and find out how comics work. Get ready to make your pencils sweat–let’s make comics!

24-28: Comics Workshop: Grades 7+ (Charles M. Schulz Museum; Santa Rosa, CA)

Explore how comics work and discover writing and drawing techniques with professional cartoonist Jess Smart Smiley (Upside Down: A Vampire TaleSpooky Sleepover, Adventure Time). Learn how to generate better ideas, create a rough draft, structure your story, create and design characters, and use panels, gutters, and speech bubbles to create your own comics.

August
7-11: Comics Workshop at Dragon’s Keep, Ages 8-11 (Orem, UT)

7-11: Comics Workshop at Dragon’s Keep, Ages 12-18 (Orem, UT)
16: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)

September
13: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)
21-23: Salt Lake Comic Con (Salt Lake City, UT)

October
14: Get Graphic Festival! at Provo Library (Provo, UT)

8: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)

November
15: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)

December
20: Comic Jam at Dragon’s Keep (Orem, UT)