916 Ink’s Makes Comics program is an after-school program created by comic book writer Eben E.B. Burgoon and co-ordinated by 916 Ink. Having been a community leader in promoting literacy in schools through after-school creative writing programs, 916 Ink has served over 800 kids with K-12 programs and published over 25 books. While the focus has been mostly poetry and prose, comic books have been requested frequently by parents and students. This lead to the development of the 916 Ink Makes Comics programs.
Currently, the first 916 Ink Makes Comics program is being taught at Capitol Heights Academy to students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The kids in the class are learning the fundamentals to writing comic books 2 days a week for 6 weeks. After that, the short comics the budding writers have composed will be given to over 20 professional artists in various stages of their careers & all live and work in Sacramento. At the end of the program, 916 Ink will publish a floppy comic sometime in early June!
Questions about the program can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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We’d also like to thank Sacramento comic shop, Big Brother Comics, for generously discounting over 50 comics and graphic novels that were used to create a lending library to the students!
Timothy Green II – Paul Martin – Jared Konopitski – Junior Bruce – Melissa Pagluica – Michael Dorman – Sarah René Straub – Mario Estiko – Julie Okahara – Sean Sutter – Daniel Thing Stiner – Jon Williams – Jeremy Rathbone – Brittany Hermann – Shane Matthew Murphy – Christopher Alvarez – Asia Baltzley