F254. From Words to Images: Making Comics (for Writers)

Room 5 & 6, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Friday, March 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


So you’re a writer and you want to make comics? Then you’ve come to right place! Through this interactive panel, attendees will participate in hands-on comics activities, and learn practical techniques and approaches for moving from language to image, from writing to drawing, from literature to comics. The panelists will show comics that represent many levels of artistic skill and share tips for writers interested in learning to make comics.


Jarod Roselló is a Cuban American cartoonist, writer, and teacher. He is the writer/artist of The Well-Dressed Bear Will (Never) Be Found, the serialized comic, Those Bears, and the forthcoming illustrated novel, How We Endure. He teaches comics and fiction at University of South Florida.

John Dermot Woods is the author of the illustrated novel The Baltimore Atrocities and the comics collection Activities. He is a professor of English at Nassau Community College and is currently the Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing at Saint Lawrence University.

Lydia Conklin has received two Pushcart Prizes, work-study scholarships from Bread Loaf, and fellowships from Emory, MacDowell, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and Djerassi. Her fiction has appeared in Tin House, The Southern Review, Narrative magazine, New Letters, and elsewhere.

Colleen Kolba is a digital teaching fellow at the University of South Florida, where she teaches creative writing, literature, and professional writing.


March 27–30, 2019
Portland, OR

Oregon Convention Center