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Happy Harbor Comics' Activity Camps for Aspiring Comics Creators

Melding words and pictures, comics have a unique power to harness the imagination's creative storytelling potential.
Happy Harbor Comics' Drawn to Write Camps will lead campers into this fantastic world of comics creation.


Friday January 5, 2018
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Application Deadline:
December 30, 2017

Tuition: $80 + GST*
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Saturday January 6, 2018
8:30AM - 4:00PM

Application Deadline:
December 30, 2017

Tuition: $80 + GST*
($65 + GST / person when registering as pairs)
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* Please note that this fee includes a $35 non-refundable fee. No refunds will be made if an applicant is accepted into the camp but cancels his/her registration after the deadline of December 30th, 2017. However, a full refund will be made in the event the applicant is not accepted into the program. The tuition fee includes instruction, art supplies, and a snack.

the Curriculum

Each of these day camps is divided into a writing and drawing component, featuring interactive exercises designed to develop skills in the written and illustrated components of comics creations. Campers should be prepared to draw all day, and as well as enhancing their understanding and appreciation of the comics medium and the creative community behind it. These curriculums have been prepared with care by instructors with years of experience in education, fine arts, and comic book creation.

The Art of Manga
Come learn some of the tricks that make Manga such an amazing style of comics from Edmontonís best artists! Covering stylistic fundamentals and lots of how-to techniques, this intro class is the perfect primer to making amazing Manga!

Kids & Sidekicks Camp!
A class for kids, parents, brothers, sisters and best friends! Kids grab a partner and come have fun learning how to make comics as a team! Collaborate with your partner to create original characters, stories, comics and fun! Perfect for beginners, and people of all skill levels!

Each participant will receive a basic comic art kit as part of their camp experience, which is included in the camp fee. The kit will include the following supplies†, provided by Delta Art and Drafting Supply:

  • Sketchbook
  • White Vinyl Eraser
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Fine-Line Marker, Black
  • Ultra-Fine Tip Marker, Black
  • Tote Bag (courtesy of YouthWrite)

Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies if they have materials they would prefer to use and/or would like to augment their work with materials not included in the kit provided.


Participants are expected to bring their own lunches to the camp. A group snack will be provided for all participants, and is included in the camp fee. There will be a vegetarian option. Please notify us of any food allergies or sensitivities.

the Instructors

Our fully insured instructors and supervisors are knowledgeable comics creators, curators, and enthusiasts. Each is a devoted member of Happy Harbor's artist community, including past participants of Happy Harbor's Artist-in-Residence Program.

Sabrina O'DonnellDaniel Schneider
Biography Biography

Collectively, the Happy Harbor Comics team is committed to developing a strong local community that enriches and engages youth with the comics medium and industry, promoting continued learning through multi-disciplinary approaches.

Drawn to Write is supported by:
The YouthWrite Society,
Delta Art and Drafting Supply,



Please read the Drawn to Write Rules and Regulations before applying.

  1. Applicants must submit a registration form:
              Register (and pay online with Paypal) here

    Please note: when registering as pairs for the "Kids and Sidekicks Camp", you will have to register seperately for each person, and select the "GROUP" payment option for each person registered this way.

    If you prefer, you may pay via cash, credit, or debit in person at Happy Harbor Comics; or via cheque to: Happy Harbor Comics;
    If you wish to pay via Paypal before (or after) submitting your registration form (online or by mail), use the following:

  2. Once we receive your application and registration payment, we will notify you via email whether or not you have been accepted into Happy Harbor's Drawn to Write Comic Book Camp!

Note: Courses, instructors, and supervisors may be subject to change. Happy Harbor Comics reserves the right to cancel courses and restrict enrollment. Class sizes will be from 6-12 participants; Cancellations may occur if any session has fewer than 5 registrants.