Sunday, September 25, 2011

Illustrator(s) Needed!

826 Seattle is in need of an illustrator to help with their Space Adventure Comic Book field trips. 826, located in a secret lair behind the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Company, is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to helping youth, ages six to 18, improve their creative and expository writing skills.

On the first Thursday of each month, from 10 to noon, you will work with students to craft original space adventure stories. Their job is to shout out creative ideas; your job is to decipher what they are shouting and quickly draw it on a huge white board. Quick draw and conceptual skills a must, good hearing a plus. You will be helping each student create their own comic book to take back to school with them. Having fun with these creative little dervishes is incredibly rewarding, plus there's always the chance that they will love books and comics so much that they will buy yours.

Fellow 826 volunteers include Kevin Emerson, author of the wildly popular OLIVER NOCTURNE series and Lish McBride, author of HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER, recent winner of the Washington State Book Award. Coincidence? Volunteer and find out for yourself.

For more information or to say "Sign me up!" contact Alex Bleeker, Programs Coordinator, 826 Seattle. 206-725-2625,

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