Specialities: Comics, Creative writing, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Storytelling, Zines
Experience working with
- Cycle 2 Elementary
- Cycle 3 Elementary
- Secondary 1 & 2
- Secondary 3 & 4
- Secondary 5
- 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
I have experience working with
- hosting and moderating several panels in public and online.
I can facilitate virtual creative experiences
- I am available for travel within the same day
- I am available for travel overnight
A ten year veteran of the comic industry, Jay brings his love of comics and art to your students. With the career goal of "make cool stuff with my friends", he brings the same energy to the class room, and is more than willing to help students "grow flowers where they thought they could only grow weeds." Helping people find their own creative voice and direction has been a long running passion of Jay's, and working with students helps facilitate that.
Creative Approach and Experiences OfferedI 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.
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.
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
-Publication of projects into printed book or PDF
-Virtual or in-person
One-Day Event DescriptionOne Day improvised comics Aka Comic Jamming
An old school style comic jam where students start comics by drawing one panel and then passing the page onto the next student to draw the next panel. Until the page is done. Comic pages can then be posted to a walk for everyone to see.
31-60 students per group