PLEASE NOTE: This class is postponed. Please stay tuned for any updates via our social media, mailing list and Eventbrite.


Discover the world of comics and zines, learn techniques for page layout and construct your very own zine with Andrew Gaboury.

About this Event


"How do you say it? Z-eye-n?"



"That's right!"

Over the course of this 2-day workshop, we'll dive into the diverse worlds of comics and 'zines! We'll unpack the mechanics of comics writing, learn about the world of 'zines, discover techniques for page layout and copying and, of course, we'll construct our own 'zines!

Zines and Comics are two of our favourite topics because, while they've definitely become mainstream with recent movies, there's a deep library of fringe and grassroots creations that really play with the medium. We can't wait to share them with you.

Things you'll need for this workshop:

  • Writing implements (pens, pencils, sharpies, etc.)

  • Paper (8.5 x 11" is fine!)

  • Scissors or craft knife

  • Ruler or sharp edge

  • Optional: magazines or old books/comics you're willing to cut up

  • Optional: glue

  • Optional: design software such as Publisher or InDesign

  • Optional but an eventual need: Scanner/Printer


About the instructor

Andrew Gaboury is a performer, writer & educator, currently based in Port Credit. His work embraces & combines devised theatre, durational performance, dance, improvisation & clown. He is a company member with Frog in Hand, and also teaches their 8-week Writing Circle course online. Andrew currently draws inspiration from ‘Zine culture, levels of audience engagement, definitions of self & physical communication. His most recent 'zine was called Glass to Glass, and you can find out more about it by visiting his website!

If you like this, check out Writing Circle also led by Andrew. Or check out our Grant Writing class.

If you have any questions about the class, please contact us!