Last year, I was invited to teach two workshops at The Animation Workshop, in Viborg, Denmark, but due to the actual circumstances, the workshops were taught online.
Still, I had the privilege and pleasure to mentor the talented group of students of the Illustration Professional Training Course who created all these amazing comics only in the last two weeks. They excelled all my expectations and I couldn't be more excited to share the result with you all.
I'm so happy and proud to have been part of this experience and I hope we get to meet, someday, and draw together again in 2021!
Go check all their comics in our blog: awplumplum.tumblr.com
On 17th of July, I was invited to spend a day with the kids of FVP Foundation, in Telheiras, in Lisbon.
We spent the day together talking about and making comics. The children had to depict their neighborhood in pictures and text, drawing about what they saw and what got stuck in their memories.
It was a nice and fun way to introduce comics as a form of writing, thinking and preserve memory.
Throught this link, you can access the FVP blog and read some of the comics that were made.
No dia 17 de Julho, fui convidada a passar o dia com o grupo de crianças da Fundação Vox Populli, em Telheiras, em Lisboa.
Passámos o dia juntos a conversar e fazer Banda Desenhada. As crianças tiveram que retratar o bairro de Telhereiras através de imagens e texto, desenhando sobre o que viram e o que ficou preso na sua memória.
Foi uma maneira simples e divertida de introduzir a banda desenhada como uma forma de escrever, pensar e preservar a memória.
Neste link, podem aceder ao blog da FVP e ver os trabalhos que foram feitos.
This Summer, I had the pleasure to start working with a new school, Nextart, in the center of Lisbon. During the month of July, I conducted two distinct summer courses: Introduction to Comics and My Own Story in Comics.
It was a very fun and energetic experience. Each course had 4 sessions, for 2 weeks. Both courses repeated in the second fortnight of the month, which means I had the chance of getting to 4 different amazing and diverse groups of students.
Introduction for Comics had a more technical approach to comics language. My Own Story in Comics was a experimental course, that used the intertextual language of comics applied to fun games and exercises.
For both courses, I re-used and adapted some exercises, teachings and lessons by Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti and Paul Klee.
Starting November, I'll be then teaching a longer comics course for people who want to develop a project of their own. The classes will be divided by exercices and autonomous work. My main role will consist in tutoring and monitoring the process of each student, individually.
So, If you happen to be around Lisbon, make sure to apply.
I'll post more news some, but here's some pictures from the summer classes for now.
Olá a todos!
Neste verão, tive o prazer de começar a trabalhar numa nova instituição, Nextart, no centro de Lisboa. Durante o mês de Julho, dirigi dois cursos de verão distintos: Introdução às Banda Desenhada e A Minha História em BD.
Foi uma experiência muito divertida e energética. Cada curso teve 4 sessões, durante 2 semanas. Ambos os cursos se repetiram na segunda quinzena do mês, o que significa que tive a chance de chegar a 4 diferentes e surpreendentes grupos de alunos.
O curso de Introdução à Banda Desenhada teve uma abordagem mais técnica e inicial ao que é a linguagem da narrativa visual. A Minha História em BD foi um curso mais experimental, que utilizou a linguagem intertextual da BD aplicada a jogos de grupo e experiências divertidas.
Para ambos os cursos, reutilizei e adaptei alguns exercícios, ensinamentos e lições de Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti e Paul Klee.
A partir de Novembro deste ano, realizarei um novo curso de BD, mais longo, especialmente dedicado a pessoas que queiram desenvolver um projeto próprio. As aulas serão divididas por exercícios e trabalho autónomo. O meu papel enquanto formadora consistirá em orientar e acompanhar o processo de cada aluno, individualmente.
Portanto, se estiverem por Lisboa, não se esqueçam de se inscreverem, através do site da escola.
Vou postar mais novidades em breve mas até lá, aqui estão algumas fotos dos curso de Verão.
It's the second year in a row that I've been invited to collaborate with the organization of ReadON: Almada Festival of Literature.
ReadON is a European project that is being developed in four different countries, thought activities related to literacy, culture and youth education, This Festival, that in Portugal is planed in Almada, happened between 23 and 25th of May.
On this Festival, I organized a zine fair, with different artists showcasing and selling their work. I've also moderated two panels with artists and writers about illustration and comics.
You can read more about the festival and ReadON project here.
Last week, I was invited to visit Du Bocage High School, in Setúbal, to direct two workshops: one for 7th graders and another 11th graders, majoring Arts.
It was a very energizing experience! Before the workshop, I had the opportunity to speak in the auditorium about Comics, Visual Thinking and Communication, and also about my work as an art teacher and comic book artist.
Thank you so much for this opportunity! Can't wait to come back :)
Here are some pictures I took during the workshops:
Last month I had the pleasure to be part of this project: ComEdu: Comics for Education, which had it's first meeting in Talsi, Latvia.
For 10 days, me and 20 other illustrations and youth workers worked in teams to develop comics to be used in educational systems. The comics are about different topics and aspects regarding social issues - ecology, discrimination, gender roles, fake media, etc.
The comics will be put together in an anthology, to be published by the end of 2019.
Here are some pictures of our week in Talsi.
I was informed recently that I've been selected to the first edition of ComEdu: Creating Comics for Education.
This initiative is supported by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme, together with partners from three European contries: Mondo(Estonia) and Rota Jovem (Portugal) and Kus! Komikss (Latvia). The purpose is to bring "together 20 youth workers and artists to develop something new - comics for non-formal education of young people." (citted from their blog post)
We'll be traveling to Latvia from 28 January until 3rd February for the first seminar, where we'll brainstorm our ideas, comics and projects to develop until 2020.
It's going to be a wild adventure and I can't wait to share more news!
See you soon!
On 5th March 2018, I had the pleasure to be part of Semana da Leitura (Reading Week), an anual initiative of the National Reading Plan (Plano Nacional de Leitura - PNL), a government protocol program that promotes reading habits and interest on literature in schools.
I was invited to visit Carvalho Figueiredo high school, in Loures, to talk about my graphic novel "Spineless Cactus". The students of 9th grade read and analyzed the book in literature classes!
During the talk, they were able to ask me questions, tell me their opinions about the book and perform a play based on their interpretation of the story. It was amazing!
Thank you so much for this opportunity <3
No dia 5 de março de 2018, tive o prazer de fazer parte da Semana da Leitura, iniciativa anual do Plano Nacional de Leitura (PNL).
Fui convidada a visitar a escola secundária Carvalho Figueiredo, em Loures, para falar da minha Banda Desenhada "Nem Todos os Cactos Têm Picos". Os alunos do 9º ano leram e analisaram o livro em aulas de literatura!
Durante a conversa na biblioteca, os tiveram a oportunidade de fazer perguntas, dar as suas opiniões sobre o livro e fazer uma pequena peça de teatro em base na sua interpretação da história. Foi fantástico!
Obrigada por esta oportunidade <3