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Dan McGuiness: I make comics and so can you!

Session Info:

When I was young I was diagnosed with a kidney disease and spent a lot of time in hospital, missing about two years of primary school. As a result, I became a reluctant reader. I strive to create stories aimed at reluctant readers, and graphic novels are prefect for that.

I talk about all the steps I took in becoming who I am today. I also explain how comics and graphic novels are an exciting, stimulating, different way to tell stories and be creative.

I show kids that they can start creating now! I talk about activities kids can start doing straight away. I incorporate an interactive character creation session on a whiteboard designed to encourage young people to be creative.

Topics covered:

  • my story
  • comics
  • graphic novels
  • how I create comics
  • how kids can start creating comics
  • character creation
  • world building

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