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Akin D.I.Y. Comics School Meeting #2

  • Akin St Clair 1747 Saint Clair Avenue West Toronto, ON, M6N 1J4 Canada (map)

Hey you!  Ya you, the one with the comic book head, if you are interested in continuing your education and development as a cartoonist and in helping others do the same, please come out and join us Monday, August 6, from 7pm to 9:30ish at the Akin St. Clair Studio in the “Don’s Meats” building at 1747 St. Clair Avenue West.

The meeting will go something like this:

1) Introductions (optional: bring a sample of your work to give folks an idea of where you're coming from)

2) A small presentation by Morgan Sea on Pataphysics and her work in relation to graphic medicine (!).

3) Visual vocabulary warm-up exercise

4) One page memory sygil comic

6) End step, for things such as:
- Figuring out who is doing what at the next meeting.
- Critiques if anyone has work they would like to get group feedback on
- Sharing comics, etc that people are excited about.

Entrance to the studio is off of the parking lot, and located near the back of the building on the west side. It’s a giant door, and it will be open at the start of the meeting, but then closed, so if you come late, knock loud! 


This building is partially accessible. The space is ground- level throughout. There are two entrances to the space, we encourage guests to use the side-door entrance. There is one step at the front door entrance and no steps at the side door entrance. There is one all genders bathroom. There is one step to get to the bathroom. There is no alternative bathroom or alternative route to the bathroom. The bathroom door is 30 inches wide. There are no grab bars in the washroom and the toilets are not raised. Akin St. Clair Studios regrets any barrier to access.

Getting here by TTC:
Akin St Clair Studios is accessible on the 512 St. Clair Streetcar Line and by bus, take either Bus 168 from Dundas West Station, or Bus 127 Spadina Station to Keele and St. Clair.

There is a private parking lot to the west of the building. It is likely that one will find a parking spot there. If not there is residential parking on Houndslowheath Road and other residential streets in the area.