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Between the Panels is a series of comics workshops for teens and adults, empowering you to tell your stories in word and image.

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Picturing Words in Drawings (Text and Image Interacting) w/ Guest Instructor Bram Meehan!

It's a new type of comic once you let the letters in.

Between the Panels, 7000 BC's comics workshops for teens and adults continues! Sharpen your pencils, roll out the virtual paper and get ready to draw upon your strengths. Join us as we explore a storytelling medium like no other. Drop-in students are welcome!

  • Materials are simple - paper and pen or pencil. A nice dark pen will make it easier to share over Zoom what you're working on. On occasion we'll ask you for other common household objects, nothing fancy.
  • Workshops are presented for a Pay-What-You-Can Donation.
  • Suggested Donation - $25 per workshop
  • Need-based scholarships are available. Inquire at

Between the Panels workshops are designed to work as a series or as individual lessons. Each workshop focuses on a different aspect of the comics creation process.

When you register, you'll get a weekly reminder about upcoming workshops unless you tell us to stop. We won't send you anything else. We use Zoom for workshops, so you'll need to sign up for a free Zoom account as well.

For more than fifteen years, non-profit arts organization 7000 BC has been bringing comic book workshops and presentations to libraries, schools, and other venues across New Mexico. Rather than using an illustration-based approach, participants combine word and image through fast-paced, hands-on workshops focused on how a story is told using the unique storytelling medium of comics. We show how it’s possible for anyone to produce their own comics.

  • Still have questions? More information is available on the 7000 BC website.

Scroll down for the full weekly schedule!

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Between the Panels Fall 2021 Schedule

August 28 - December 11, 2021

All classes work individually or as a series. Workshops highlighted in blue are linked and currently available for registration. New workshops are made available 4 weeks before the workshop date. Register for all 16 workshops and you'll receive a Certificate of Completion from 7000 BC!

Sat., Aug. 28, 2021

Sat., Sept. 4, 2021

Sat., Sept. 11, 2021

Sat., Sept. 18, 2021

Sat., Sept. 25, 2021

Sat., Oct. 2, 2021

Sat., Oct. 9, 2021

  • The Covenant of the Arc (Character Arcs and Story Arcs)
  • Weaving the patchwork of pathways through your story.

Sat., Oct. 16, 2021

  • Mini Comics! What's the Big idea? (A Grand Story in Eight Tiny Pages)
  • An instruction manual for making your way between extremes.

Sat., Oct. 23, 2021

  • The Unexpected Three-Panel Comic (Stories are Everywhere)
  • Accidentally created a comic? Be re-introduced to the language of comics and the landscape of our brains.

Sat., Oct. 30, 2021`

  • A Genre By Any Other Name (Forming Stories and Approaching Form)
  • Is it true that the truest tale is truly dull? A mystery, a rom-com, and a memoir walk into a bar.

Sat., Nov. 6, 2021

  • Turning Over A New Leaf (The Importance of Page Turns)
  • Breathing life into the desire to see the next page.

Sat., Nov. 13, 2021

  • You Call That A Comic? (Theme Showing Itself as Format)
  • The container that is your book. How can it reveal your ideas?

Sat., Nov. 20, 2021

  • Caught Up in the Moment (Time in, Around, and Between Panels)
  • Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana — and comics time flies like nothing else.

Sat., Nov. 27, 2021

  • The Cantina at the End of Storytelling (One-Upmanshipping with MacGuffins)
  • One shoe is all you need to make a fine MacGuffin Jam and serve it up to be forgotten in a never-ending tale.

Sat., Dec. 4, 2021

  • Prince Joe Versus the Evil Wizard of Grammaria (How Storytelling Functions in the Brain)
  • Exploring the psychological, emotional, and physical effects of a good story, found on the bread aisle.

Sat., Dec. 11, 2021

  • The Gestalt of It All (History, Monsters, and Show and Tell)
  • Monsters have controlled the evolution of comics. What have we wrought?

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7000 BC is a Northern New Mexico-based organization providing opportunities for comics writers and artists to develop their personal styles and storytelling "voices," while promoting an understanding of the cultural significance of comic art through seminars and workshops.

Sol Arts DBA 7000 BC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit visual arts learning collaborative.

Artwork on this page belongs to the creators. Workshop artwork is by Andrew Deshaw, Beverley Kort, Peter Ziomek, Mary Murphy, and Katy Korkos.

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7000 BC’s education programs teach comics creation to all ages. Emphasizing telling a story using the unique visual language of sequential art, these programs show how it’s possible for anyone to produce their own comics.

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