Free Planet Manga Workshop

Published on September 01, 2020, 8:16 pm
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The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Youth Engagement Program is kicking off with renowned Bronx native and Marvel and DC comic artist Ivan Velez in this free online workshop, Planet Manga, for youth 13 and up.

In this series of three workshops, youth will engage in a brief history of manga and create concepts of characters for their very own manga story.

No previous art experience is required.

Note: Participating students must have their own art supplies: i.e. pencils, markers, pens and paper; a sketchbook would work well or simple watercolor sets and brushes.

Registration on EventBrite is considered pre-registration. All participating youth must have the parental consent, media release and code of conduct forms signed and returned to BCA by September 09, 2020, to complete the registration. The forms will be sent to registrants under separate cover. Space is limited.


Thursday, September 10, 2020
04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.
Register here.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.
Register here.

Thursday, September 24, 2020
04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.
Register here.

About Ivan Velez

Born in the South Bronx, Ivan Velez has used cartooning to help create social change for over 40 years. ‘Tales of the Closet’ was one of the first publicly distributed interventions for LGBT youth. Starting his pro comics career at the multicultural MILESTONE, he wrote several mainstream comics series and helped install diversity of color, gender and orientation. His work continued for Marvel and DC and has been included in several award-winning comic anthologies, and is translated and shown in three continents. Ivan is also a teaching artist for New York libraries and museums, and is proud to be the creator of The Ballad of Wham Kabam, a comic series funded by the 2015 Creative Capital Visual Arts grant.

About Bronx Council On The Arts

Founded by visionary community leaders in 1962, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is dedicated to advancing cultural equity in Bronx. From creative placemaking and arts advocacy to the provision of services for artists and arts organizations, as well as programming for children and seniors, BCA was the first organization in Bronx to focus equally on supporting local artists, serving the community, and catalyzing relationships between the two.

Since its founding, BCA has focused on the work of underrepresented groups, especially artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. We provide direct services to over 1,000 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year, and thanks to our granting programs, we are able to touch the lives of over thousands of audience members.


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Bronx, NY 10461

Tel.: 718-931-9500

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