Workshops and Events

Bring the Group of 7 to Your School, Library, and Event!


(April 2017: Chris and Jason with Grades 5 and 6 at Central Public School Guelph, Ontario. Notable alumni – John McCrae, Photo by Kate Brennagh)

Comic book creators Chris Sanagan and Jason Lapidus facilitate exciting workshops to support student engagement with Arts, History, and Language curricula.


  • Exploring the process of creating a comic book
  • Developing characters from the pages of history
  • Writing and/or illustrating stories
  • Exploring graphic novel literacy
  • Drawing figures in action
  • Enhancing creative collaborative practices
  • Connecting history and fiction
  • Using Research to support creativity

We are happy to collaborate with educators and organizers to customize an activity or workshop that best suits the needs of individuals and the group.

To book a school  visit or for more information contact

Selected Workshops:

Vocamus Press Writers’ Community Genre Fiction Group presentation at McLaughlin Library, Guelph ON – March 3, 2019

Meet the Makers: From Cartooning to Comic Books and Graphic Novels, A Catalyst for Change panel, Guelph ON – May 30, 2018

Vocamus Press Teen Writing Workshop, Guelph ON – February 2, 2018

Bishop Macdonell Library Comics / Anime / Manga Club visit, Guelph ON – December 20, 2017

Ontario Heritage Fairs Association AGM, Toronto ON – October 29, 2017

Unionville High School, Markham ON – October 24, 2017

Central Public School, Guelph ON – April 25, 2017



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