Online Workshop: Create Your Own One-Page Autobiographical Comic

A new and interesting approach to creativity

Who is This Workshop For?

  • Interested in the creative process?
  • Keen to try something different?
  • Want to learn how to make a comic?
  • Like drawing/painting/glueing?
  • Been procrastinating hard?
  • Want to create but don’t even know where to start anymore, it’s been so long?
  • Need a kickstart to get your creative mojo going?
  • Up for a challenge?

If so, this workshop is for YOU!

About this workshop

We will begin by creating a simple storyboard from your life memories, utilising symbolism and metaphor to tell your story.

In this four-step process you will be guided through tips and ideas of how to create your comic.

Do I have to be good at drawing?

No. Drawing is just one tool of many. You can use words, colour, patterns, shapes, symbols, and metaphor, favourite quotes/song lyrics, magazine cut-outs, collage.

Please note: This workshop focusses on ideas and process, rather than technique and skill. If you would like a how-to-draw workshop, get in touch!

What you will need

  • At least three A3 pieces of paper, wet-strength great.
  • Notebooks and/or sketchbooks.
  • Pens, pencils, ink pencils, crayons, watercolour, brushes, stuff for collage, scissors, glue sticks. Whatever you are most comfortable using is best.
  • Commitment to completing the workshop.
  • 3 – 4 hours total, depending on how fast you work.

The only rule of the workshop is that you must be kind to yourself while you create. This is just for you, not for anyone else.


Tutor: Kalou Koefoed

About Kalou

When it comes to creating, Kalou likes to do a bit of everything. 

Originally from Denmark, Kalou is a self-taught artist & writer based in New Zealand. 
Her recent brush with cancer inspired her to create The Basaloid Project, which this workshop is part of.