Heritage Comics with Cole Pauls

Join Dakwäkãda Warriors author Cole Pauls in creating your own 1 page comic! This video workshop will focus on your own personal heritage and creating your own story in comic book form. Pauls will show you his comic process, step by step. Starting with sketches and writing, then pencils to inks!

Supplies Needed to participate:

  • White paper 8.5″ by 11″
  • any weight Pencil & Eraser
  • Black ink pen (personally, I use Microns)

If you create your own comic, you can send it to info@vancaf.com for it posted beneath the video. #CanCAF #VanCAF2020

Creating Digital Publications with Josué Menjivar

Join cartoonist Josué Menjivar to learn about making your comic into a fixed layout e-book. From setting up your book, to adding extras like animations, sound, and movies to exporting the final product, Menjivar will guide you through each step of the way. This workshop is intended for someone who has a comic they would like to publish and distribute online. This course can benefit both beginners and advanced users.
You will learn how to make a quick and easy ePub or a more advanced interactive Fixed Layout booklet.


  • Computer (Mac or PC)
  • Indesign app (Windows or Mac)
  • Calibre app (Windows or Mac) for exporting to Kindle devices.
  • Adobe Digital Editions for viewing in Windows

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Draw with Karensac

Karensac teaches you how to draw Buzz and the fox from Aster and the Accidental Magic. If you share your drawings online, make sure to tag with with #VanCAFAster.

This video is made in partnership with the Alliance Française Vancouver, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to Canada in Vancouver and Toronto, Europe Comics and VanCAF.

Looking at Layout with Kathleen Gros

Join professional comic artist Kathleen Gros for a 1-hour workshop all about the basics of setting up a comics page! Everything on a comic page is important to the story. Gros will cover the topics of panels, gutters, page-size, word balloon placement, and more to get you started on making your own comic. This workshop is intended for everyone. 

Supplies needed for this workshop:

  • Paper
  • Pen or pencil
  • Ruler

Downloadable Content