Free Maritime Zine workshop
Saturday 12 October, 11 – 4pm
Hull based cartoonist, Sean Azzopardi, is delivering a free, maritime-themed zine workshop for adults at Artlink. Participants will be able to create and take away their own self published comic, and in the spirit of independent comics, copies of other workshop participants comics.
Sean says of the session: “The overall theme is to look at issues surrounding oceans, marine wildlife and the threat of pollution. This is a large and complex subject and would be difficult to cover in one workshop, so I intended to ask participants I to explore these issues through a personal point of view. On a local level Hull has a rich maritime history that continues today. Participants may have actual experience of working on The Humber, or family members with stories and memories to draw on. I encourage people to bring along any material that they think may help in the making of the zine.”
Structure of workshop
Intro with Sean and short presentation about his work
Developing a story
Creating the content and structuring the page
Copy the material, making a cover and finishing the zine
Reflecting on session and discussing what can be explored further
The workshop is free and all materials are provided. Pre-booking is essential and participants must be 18 plus. To book contact: 01482 345 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is part of Sean’s Arts Council England funded project with The Sea Shepherd
Sean Azzopardi biography
I am a Hull based cartoonist who has attended a variety of comics related events, both locally and internationally. I have also been involved with collectives and was a founding member of London Underground Comics, and currently involved with The Crouch End Festival. I have also organised and curated CECAF, Crouch Ends first cartoon festival. I’ve produced numerous mini comics and books for my Phatcomics imprint, including acclaimed titles such as Ed, Twelve Hour Shift and Dark Matters. Away from self-published titles I’m working on vol 3 of Necessary Monsters (First comics) and Recently I have received funding from The Arts Council to work on a Graphic Novel. The results of this are The Voice Of The Hall. A history of Hornsey town hall, narrated by the hall itself. This has been published by Soaring Penguin Press. I have also contributed to 24 panels, a comic covering issues faced by Survivors pf Grenfell Tower fire.