Summer Academy Camps

Comic Book Camp A: Beginning & Intermediate

In this camp, you'll work on developing your drawing, coloring and inking techniques, and learn how to create characters, write dialogue and develop a basic storyline. You'll participate in guided activities and fun drawing games, designed to advance your technical skills and show you how fun art can be! Students will have the chance to participate in special 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 scanned and published electronically in the Annual SAUGA Comic Book Anthology. Everyone works at their own pace, so both beginning and intermediate students are welcome. Most students attend this camp for several years before moving on to the advanced camp. Open to ages 11-15.

Older than 15? Please check out Comic Book B: Advanced & Older Students. 

Course Information

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Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall 

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. This camp takes place each day at the Georgia Center, but students will travel around campus by foot or bus for specific activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins. 


Day Camp - $330

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $730

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. 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 sixth 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, 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 sixth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.