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TIFA @ JUNIOR 2023: Creating A Graphic-Novel

May 20 – May 22
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Join Stephanie Cooke and learn how to make a graphic novel from panel to cover as part of TIFA Kids.

How does a comic book or graphic novel get made? How many different people work on one book? What’s the process for creating a story and turning it into a graphic novel? Writer Stephanie Cooke will take you on a creative adventure, delving into ideas around the narrative building, illustration and steps to publication as she helps audiences explore the world of the comic book industry and sheds light on the process of writing a story from inception to completion.

This event is co-presented with JUNIOR, one of Canada’s largest children’s festivals. Harbourfront Centre’s campus will be bustling with an exciting schedule of performances in theatre, dance, music and interactive activities for children ages 5–12, all designed to inspire children to recognize their limitless potential and learn about the world around them and connect with the community.

Ages 7+. The event is free with registration

Location: Miss Lou’s Room at Harbourfront Centre (indoors at 235 Queens Quay W., wheelchair accessible)

Dates & Times:
May 20, 2023 at 1:30–2:30pm ET
May 21, 2022 at 1:30–2:30pm ET
May 22, 2022 at 1:30–2:30pm ET

Sunday, May 21 will be an ASL interpreted workshop.

Register Here!

This event has a standby line. Please arrive and check-in for your event 10 minutes prior to the start time. Just before the start of the event, unclaimed spots will be released to the standby line. Late admissions may be allowed at the discretion of the venue. Once a venue reaches capacity, no further ticket holders or standby registrants will be admitted.

Stephanie Cooke's headshotStephanie Cooke is an award-nominated writer of graphic novels ParaNorthern and Oh My Gods. She’s an avid reader, gamer, movie watcher and pun connoisseur. Based out of Toronto, Canada, she can be found curled up with her very snuggly cat, which she is very allergic to.

Her next middle-grade series, Racc Pack and Pillow Talk, her first YA graphic novel, will be out in the fall of 2023. Find out more about her at stephaniecooke.ca.

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Founding Donors, Gail and Mark Appel.

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