Manix Abrera organizes an online comic book creation workshop for children

To all young designers! During the free workshop, Manix will teach you his techniques for creating “witty, high-spirited comic characters.”

MANILA, Philippines Sharpen your pencils and get your sketchbooks ready, as Filipino master cartoonist Manix Abrera will be hosting an online Zoom workshop on cartooning and comics on Saturday, June 25 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cartoons! Comics! To draw! invites young cartoonists and comic book makers ages 9-12 for a 1.5 hour learning opportunity with the celebrated visual artist, cartoonist and illustrator.

“This free workshop will help kids be more effective at telling stories through comics and illustrations by understanding the hows and whys of creating witty, well-rounded comic book characters,” it reads. in the event details on Facebook.

The workshop will also revisit the National Artist’s works for visual artist Larry Alcala as Abrera shares Alcala’s techniques, stories and ideas in creating character designs, which also influenced his career as an artist. ‘artist.

Interested child participants are encouraged to attend the Zoom meeting with the supervision and consent of a guardian, equipped with their own drawing and coloring materials. They are also encouraged to brainstorm ideas for cartoon characters, which will be developed during the workshop.

Manuel Luis Abrera, popularly known as Manix Abrera, is a three-time winner of the National Book Award for his series of online and print comics, 14 (2015), Hardcore News: Kahaggardan’s Hukbong Sandatahan (2016), and Kikomachine Komix Volume 14: Alaala ng Kinabukasan (2019).

This upcoming workshop is a continuation of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila’s #Alcala2022 project which began with an exhibition from May 31 to June 6 at the SMX Aura for National Heritage Month, in partnership with the Filipino Heritage Festival Inc.

Guests can register until Thursday, June 23. The workshop will also be streamed live on the Metropolitan Museum of Manila Facebook page. – with reporting by Elle Guison/

Elle Guison is a Rappler trainee.

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