This camp is currently taking waiting list applicants only. Please click "Register Now" to be added to the list. Though we cannot guarantee it, spots often become available as summer approaches.
Spend the week with two award-winning comic book artists, learning to create your own comic book, manga series or cartoon strip. You'll work on perfecting your drawing, coloring and inking techniques, and learn how to create characters, write dialogue and develop a storyline. You'll participate in guided activities and critiques, designed to hone your technical and critical thinking skills. Everyone works at their own pace, so students of all skill levels are welcome. Advanced students can participate in special-topic workshops, which the instructors develop based on student need and interests. Time will be spent each day on a final project of your own design, which will be published in the Annual SAUGA Comic Book Anthology. Open to students ages 11-17.
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Day Camp - $330
- Optional Extended Day - $35
Overnight Camp - $730
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator, and received her B.A. in Sequential Art from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has created critically-acclaimed comics for both youth and adults, and was the recipient of the 2009 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award. Her first children’s graphic novel, Stinky, received a 2009 American Library Association Geisel Honor Award; her second novel, The Secret Science Alliance and the Copy-Cat Crook, was nominated for a 2010 Eisner Award in the “Best Publication for Kids” category. She has also earned both a gold and silver medal from The Society of Illustrators. Eleanor’s work has appeared in The New York Times and Nickelodeon Magazine, as well as the comics anthologies MOME and Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2008. Eleanor is a native of Tucson, Arizona, and currently lives and works in Athens, GA, with her husband and co-instructor, Drew Weing. This is Eleanor’s fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Drew Weing is a cartoonist with a B.A. in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His debut graphic novel, Set to Sea, was published by Fantagraphics Books in 2010, and has since received accolades from numerous organizations and media outlets, including NPR, BoingBoing.net and New York Magazine. It was named one of the Top 10 Graphic Novels for Teens by Booklist in 2010 and by the ALA in 2011. Drew is also well known for his webcomic, Pup, which won the Web Cartoonists Choice Award for Best Use of Infinite Canvas in 2005. His work has also been published in Nickelodeonand Disney Adventures. Drew lives in Athens, GA with his wife and co-instructor Eleanor Davis. This is Drew’s fifth year as a Summer Academy instructor.
Students will be provided with all the paper, pencils, pens and ink necessary to complete their projects. You are welcome to bring your own materials to work with if you choose. A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.