Comics for Nature Workshop: Storytelling Through Frames and Panels

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Learn how to tell stories about nature and the environment through comics!

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This programme/event is open to members of the National Library Board, Singapore. Please ensure you have your myLibrary ID on hand before proceeding with the registration. If you do not have a myLibrary ID, you can create one here: https://account.nlb.gov.sg/.

Comics for Nature Workshop: Storytelling Through Frames and Panels

Do you have a story about nature and the environment that you would like to tell? Or are you comic fan, ready to take a step further to create some of your own?

Join this workshop to learn how to express your ideas visually!

Through six sessions, you will be guided from manuscript writing, storyboarding to finished comic pages. You can join as a pair if you prefer to just draw or write.

Session Dates: 18 July, 25 July, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug and 29 August. Each session runs from 10.00am- 1.00pm.

This workshop series will be facilitated by Alan Bay with guest speaker, Sonia Yeo who will join us for the second session.

Participant Requirements:

  • 18 years and above.
  • Have a keen interest in writing a comic about nature and the environment
  • Commit to attending all 6 sessions.
  • Submit a statement of interest ( around 200 words) and a summary of your story idea related to nature and the environment (1000 words maximum).

How to Apply for this Workshop?

  1. Register on Eventbrite
  2. Fill up this online form to complete your application:https://go.gov.sg/comicsnature
  3. You can submit your statement of interest and a summary of your story (together in ONE word doc) through the online form.  
  4. Deadline for submission: 8th July 2021, 11.59pm.
  5. We will send you an email on the success of your application latest by 13th July 2021.

About the Facilitator & Guest Speaker

Alan Bay

Alan is an independent artist and illustrator. His art has appeared in comic books, cartoons, and video games. He likes to keep the spirit of childhood alive by drawing big monsters, magical dragons, and pesky kids. His works include ‘Once Upon a Singapore… Traders’, written by Tina Sim and nominated for ‘Singapore Book of the Year 2019’ and Sacred Guardians.

Sonia Yeo

Sonia Yeo is the artist behind her comics and small business, Corgiyolk. The comic is about a lovable corgi character that sees the beauty in all animals, big or small. Sonia has created comics for more than 3 years and worked with clients such as National Youth Council and Wildlife Reserves Singapore. She hopes that her work will help others to appreciate nature and the animals we live together with. When she's not drawing comics, you can usually find her reading or exploring new places.


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Onsite Programme/Event Administrative Information

  • This programme is conducted onsite.
  • Only [12] seats are allocated, and Safety Management Measures rules are to be observed.
  • The National Library Board, Singapore (NLB) reserves the right to deny entry to participants who do not abide by the Safety Management Measures rules.
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