Specialities: Comics, Creative writing, Drawing, Graphic Novels, Storytelling, Zines
Experience working with
- Early childhood
- Cycle 1 Elementary
- 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
School board areas you are available to work in
- English Montreal
- Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
- 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 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