colectivo berde presents its latest project, a digital comic strip

8 July 2024

Using comics as an educational tool, ten participants with psychosocial diversity learned the processes and intricacies of “sequential art” and developed their own comic as a graphic narrative during twelve sessions, designed and taught by the Berde Collective.

They dealt with the mechanisms of writing a script, comic styles, character design, iconic elements (vignettes, speech bubbles, onomatopoeias), inking, chromaticism and colour application, etc. All the topics involved a practical application that they developed autonomously, even with the support of the instructor.

The aim of the workshop was to provide users with knowledge about the so-called “ninth art” and to give them the resources to express their ideas and feelings on paper and show them through this medium of communication. The comics created are varied, autobiographical, fantastic, humorous, observational… in any case, self-expression without conditions or restrictions.

The project was carried out at LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial during the months of April, May and June 2024. The final result of this project, a book that includes 9 comics created by the participating group, will be presented at La Semana Negra de Gijón on Monday, July 8th at 8:30 pm in the Carpa de las Culturas.