On the 4th of August we were invited to the Udvartér Reading and Creating Camp at Sopárkút where we delivered a lecture on the creation of comic books and right after it we initiated a practice with the campers.
The theme was one of the ballads of János Arany and this was a very difficult text for a beginner. But it turns out that the kids were paying attention because they successfully employed the language of comic books, deconstructed the scenes into readable images, played with the zoomed in and out frames, used signs denoting music and sounds and illustrated dynamicism with moving lines. Not only that, but they used novel techniques that completely caught us off guard since they didn’t learn it from us! First of all they, instead of writing, drew the thoughts of characters into the speech bubbles, then they showed a completely made up angle from a keyhole that was not present in the ballad and lastly the spirit, that is not a spirit, but