Write About Your Life in a Comic Strip
(no drawing involved!)
4 Thursdays, October 26, November 2, 9, 16
Zoom - $250
Former Rolling Stone journalist, humor writer and comic strip artist Jenny Jedeikin will teach students how to produce their own personal narrative graphic stories in this virtual four-session class.
When we express our lived experience through the lens of humor we expose ourselves as imperfect narrators. Writing which reveals our pain and vulnerability can often be a healing way to work through personal challenges - past and present. Discover your authentically funny voice in this engaging workshop, where you will be led through a series of generative writing exercises to create a personal comic strip, using words and pictures from your every day life.
No experience is required to participate.
PLEASE NOTE: Class requires students to download easy-to-use $30 comic strip software between the first and second class.
Jenny Jedeikin is a writer and editor with experience both in current online media platforms as well as national magazines, TV, and radio. Her column in Rolling Stone Magazine was the first to give national exposure to such topics as Generation X and body piercing. In her stint as a Segment Producer/Writer for MTV’s The Jon Stewart Show, she lent her perspective to the (now legendary) host’s first foray into television. As a stand-up comedian in New York City, Jenny appeared performing original material on Comedy Central. She has published personal essays and created graphic stories in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Advocate, Spiralbound, Pacific Sun, North Bay Bohemian, SF/Arts, Whole Life Times, The Bold Italic, Curve Magazine and Narratively. As a freelance writer, her contributions have won three MarCom awards, and two Hermes Creative awards. Jenny’s comic strip, “Just Living Jenny” is published on Substack.
See a sample of Jenny’s comic strip work here: The Ex Guest