Students will create an 8-page zine (mini comic) from one piece of paper. They will fill those pages by telling a
story using drawings and/or words. In the process, they will learn about good storytelling and clear
communication, and discover what it’s like to live life as a professional comic artist. For a slightly more
advanced experience, students can explore different facets of wellness (physical and mental health,
community and relationships, environment, etc), learn some comic-specific visual language that will help them
have clear communication, and discover what it’s like to have a career as a professional comic artist. Option to
publish projects in a printed book.
Materials: Pencils, paper. Optional: inking pens, colouring pencils or markers, rulers, and scissors.
Grade Levels: Elementary Cycle 3, Secondary Grades 7-11
Artist Profile: Laurence Dea Dionne