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Creature Comics Workshop with Visiting Artist Jerel Dye

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Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:00am
workshops at 11:00 AM, 12:15 and 2 :00 PM
6 and up
Art Studio

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Stretch your imagination with weird and wacky creature comics. In this workshop you will create your very own one-of-a-kind creature cartoon character. Learn how simple shapes can combine to make a nearly endless variety of fun and unique characters and then turn those drawings into a silly comic strip!

Don’t forget to check out Jerel’s art in the gallery outside the Art Studio!

Jerel Dye is a cartoonist, illustrator, and artist living and working in the Boston area. He has been creating art and comics since 2009 and has produced several self-published mini comics and has created comics stories for anthologies like Inbound, Minimum Paige, Hellbound, and the award winning Little Nemo/Winsor McCay tribute Dream Another Dream. In 2012, he received the MICE comics grant for his mini-comic From the Clouds/

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His first graphic novel Pigs Might Fly was released in 2017, by First Second books. Much of his art stems from a deep interest in science and technology though frequently contains a healthy dose of wonder. Jerel Dye received his BFA from Umass Dartmouth in Painting, and his MFA at MassArt in the Studio for Interrelated media. Jerel is also a freelance designer and teaches courses in drawing, cartooning and comics in Massachusetts. Visit Jerel's website at


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