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This week is the Comix Institute and Emily Con at ECUAD

Today is the first day of the Comix Institute series of workshops at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. As part of its Continuing Studies program, ECUAD is hosting a variety of speakers for "a week of intensive workshops, panels, public lectures and events." Guests include Scott Hampton, Chris Moeller, Brian Stelfreeze, Mark Smylie and various Dark Horse editors, among many others.

The workshops all go from today through Thursday and are:

Comix Storytelling with Scott Hampton and Chris MoellerDigital Comix with Zelda Devon and Kurt HugginsPainted Comix with Brian StelfreezeIndependent Comix with Emily Carroll and Mark Smylie

On Friday, the university will host a Comics Industry Day with editors from Dark Horse.

While the workshops are designed as bona fide Continuing Education courses -- and the prices reflect that -- the week finishes up with Emily Con, a free, public event on Saturday, Sept 29. Intended to "invite the public to engage with the comic book community," the convention will feature exhibiting comics artists from Vancouver and beyond (Ed Brisson and Rebecca Dart, to name two), how-to panels, an open comics jam, and a live taping of the Inkstuds podcast.

Other comics courses available at ECUAD include:

The Contemporary Comic with Julian Lawrence, Sept 12 - Oct 31A History of Graphic Novels with Miriam Libicki, Oct 15 - Dec 10Expression and Character with Julian Lawrence, Oct 25 - Dec 13Narrative Structures in Graphic Novels with Robin Thompson, Nov 10  - Dec 15

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