Heidelberg Comics Days

DAI - Bibliothek

  • Helen Piercy, Josh Elder
  • Workshop

A weekend of workshops, presentations, exhibitions and film.


16:00 Uhr
Manga Workshop
Helen Piercy

Learn about the background and history of Manga comics and how they are designed. Create a Manga character and even a Manga comic!

Helen Piercy is a London based animator and illustrator whose work as a moving image director spans digital, 2D, stop-frame animation and live-action. Her great passion for comics and filmmaking led her to set up Helen Animate Workshops, teaching young people of all ages and abilities illustration and animation skills. Her first book, Animation Studio, (Trick Film Werkstatt) has been translated into six different languages and is now available worldwide. Her clients include the World Wildlife Fund, BBC Radio One, London Fashion Week, Sky Arts and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
For more information visit Helen’s Website


17:00–19:00 Uhr
Reading With Pictures
A Seminar on How and Why to Use Comics in the Classroom
Josh Elder

Do you wonder how to use comics and graphic novels in your classroom? During this training session Josh Elder will provide resources to elucidate the role comics play in literacy and show different methods and ways comics can be used in the classroom. Discover how comics and graphic novels can enhance student engagement, improve the efficiency of instruction and increase overall educational efficacy in virtually any subject. Resources detailing best practices and recommended reading lists will be provided to all attendees.

Josh Elder is an award-winning American graphic novelist (Mail Order Ninja, Adventures of Superman, Comics That Make Kids Smarter) and founder of the nonprofit literacy organization Reading With Pictures. He is the current “Comics Ambassador” for the US State Department. Josh first learned to read, and more importantly, to love reading – from comics.
For more information take a look here

Die Fortbildung richtet sich an LehrerInnen weiterführender Schulen.
Eintritt: 10 €

Mit der Kulturabteilung der US-Botschaft Berlin.