About the Session: Mini-Comics Zines with Robin Ha
Zines are self-published, small booklets that are printed at home and distributed by the maker. They are a fun and low-cost way to explore your creativity and engage with your communities. This session jump-starts your zine project by teaching you the basic process of making mini-comics zines from idea to print.
About the Instructor:
Robin Ha (she/her) is a Korean American cartoonist based in Virginia. She is the author and the illustrator of Almost American Girl
, 2021 Walter Award honoree memoir, and Cook Korean!: A Comic Book With Recipes
(2016), a New York Times
bestselling cookbook graphic novel. Her comics and illustrations have appeared in various publications including The Washington Post
, and LA Times
, as well as in anthologies highlighting Asian American culture including RISE: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now
, New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei
, and Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology (Secret Identities)
. Ha grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States at age fourteen. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, she moved to New York City and worked in the fashion industry for several years before diving into comics. She is currently working on her third graphic novel inspired by the Korean folklore of Gumiho.
About the Virtual Educator Camp Series
NMWA’s virtual Educator Summer Camp is designed for all educators, school teachers, adults supporting students learning remotely, home school instructors, and scout leaders. Inspired by the Art, Books, and Creativity (ABC) Institutes and NMWA’s collection, sessions are hands-on, participatory, and fun. Sessions will explore the museum‘s collection and resources, introduce historic and contemporary women artists, and engage participants in experimental making and close looking. Guest instructors include artists and educators from around the country.
Participants will receive a recommended supply list, applicable digital resources, and a Zoom meeting link in advance of each session. Camp activities are designed to use materials and tools attendees might have at home, to encourage repurposing and seeing everyday objects in a new light. Session participants can request professional development certificates of completion reflecting total earned participation hours.