Summer Academy Camps

Comic Book Camp B: Advanced & Older Students

This camp is designed for both older students who are new to comic book art, and students age 14 and older who have spent at least two years in the first level of our Comic Book Camp. During this program, you'll work on developing 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. Advanced students will have the chance to 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 scanned and published electronically in the Annual SAUGA Comic Book Anthology. Everyone works at their own pace, so both new and advanced students are welcome. Open to ages 14-17. 

Course Information

Course Number:

83905

Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall 

Address:
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. 

Cost:

Day Camp - $350

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

Overnight Camp - $750

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.

Instructor: 

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, 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 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.