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Adaptation Comix (Youth) Timelines: 4: Max Weiss Workshops & Events

Adaptation Comix

It’s no secret that comics share a love affair with other storytelling mediums. Some of the most beloved films in recent memory began as comic books. The reverse is also true: many famous comics started out as books, movies, or TV shows! In this workshop we will find out what it’s like to work from an existing text to create something new. We’ll take a look at classic literature with the discerning eye of a creative writer, and explore ways to breathe new life into the text using the language of cartoons. Artists of all levels are encouraged to participate. Together we will explore the act of cultivating something brand new using the fertile soil and deep roots of old favorites.

Where: Online Workshop
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Email the Writing Center at jbwc@justbuffalo.org.
This workshop is FREE, aimed at young students aged 12–18, and limited to 8 participants.

Writers are welcome to participate with or without video and audio during any of our virtual sessions. If you have any questions/issues accessing any of these opportunities, please let us know and we will work with you to make sure you can participate.

Max Weiss - Writers in Education Teaching Artist - Just Buffalo Literary Center

About the Teaching Artist

MAX WEISS is a Buffalo native cartoonist and songwriter, and vocalist of the off-kilter vibraphone pop band, Welks Mice. After receiving a BA in English Literature and Art Education from the University of Vermont in 2012, he has published two graphic novels and recorded the full-length album, Songs In C, was released by One Percent Press. His ongoing making-comics workshop “Masters of the Grid” has yielded three anthologies of JB student work to date.