Jay D’Ici

>Jay D’Ici

Jay D'Ici

Literary
Specialities: Comics, Creative writing, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Storytelling, Zines

Contact Info

Email address
Website address
Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

  • Early childhood
  • Cycle 1 Elementary
  • Cycle 2 Elementary
  • Cycle 3 Elementary
  • Secondary 1 & 2
  • Secondary 3 & 4
  • Secondary 5
  • CEGEP

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Media Literacy

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • hosting and moderating several panels in public and online.

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • English Montreal
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
A lifelong Montrealer, Jay has a BA in English Literature, from Concordia, and teaches writing, comics, and creative collaboration in public schools, and at events. Jay has been publishing comics on line since 2013, starting with "The Unfinding of Erasmus Civitatum". 2015 saw the launch of "Conceptual Heist" as an on-going comic series, having launch successful kickstarter campaigns in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

I have been studying comics since 1998, writing for online magazines and blogs, and I have been making my own since 2013, and have been full time since 2016.

Workshops are accessible & adaptable.

BEGINNER COMICS
Students create a 4-8 page comic from start to finish. They will fill those pages with their own story using words and pictures. In the process, they learn about storytelling, the mechanics and language of comics, and comic creation on a professional level.

ADVANCED COMICS
Students create an 8 page comic. Using words and Pictures they will tell their story. They will explore the steps and methods for comic creation, artistic collaboration, learn some of the comic-specific visual language and story mechanics that will help them have clear communication, and discover what it's like to have a career as a professional comic creator

OPTIONS
-Publication of projects into printed book or PDF
-Virtual or in-person
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