The Comic Making Workshops + Residency program is a series of free comic making workshops for self-identified Asian (mixed race, South, East, South East, newcomer, new generation, 1.5, LGBTQI-lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning, intersex, and or with disability) youth (16-29).
The goal of the project is to financially, culturally, mutually support marginalized Asian youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless to improve their literacy, creative writing, drawing skills and encourage creative collaboration. Youth will develop strategies to write stories from real-life, design characters, page/layout composition, inking and texting, and put together zine comics. The project is meant to give access to a group of youth interested in building an art community and share a positive space for exploring the complexities and issues around being an Asian in Canada. This project is made possible by the support of Ontario Arts Council