Comic art

Comic art


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Always wanted to draw comics, but don’t know where to start? Or are you an experienced comic artist? (Re-)Discover comics as a medium to express and explore yourself as an LGBTQ+ person. The workshop is open to all LGBTQ+ people aged 12+. No previous experience required!

Everything you need to know

Story writing and drawing can be a great way to unravel, explore and develop our pasts and futures. In this workshop with Gothenburg’s own comic artist extraordinaire Elias Ericson you’ll be putting pen to paper to explore your own queer autobiographies.

In this session we’re going to delve deep into our experiences, whatever they might be. As LGBTQ+ people we face unique sets of challenges and equally as unique heights of joy – as well of course of all the rest of the highs and pitfalls of life. What we want with this workshop is for you to use the power of comic making to express yourselves. It feels good to let it out so lets let the sadness, the joy, the anger, the excitement, the fear, the ecstasy out! 

You might want to come prepared with some experiences you want to unpack, or it’s also totally okay to figure it out on the day.

This workshop is for all abilities.

Maybe you’ve been drawing and comic making for months, years even or maybe you’ve only just felt the urge to take up a pen and sketch down a comic strip. Whether you’ve been doodling in your margins or you’re only just thinking about it now for the first time Elias is going to guide you through putting your first comic together.

Comic making can be hard, but it absolute doesn’t have to be.

At the end of the session you will have the choice to include your comics in a zine which everyone will get to keep a copy of. 

Elias Ericson is an illustrator and comic artist who has published three books: Åror (2013), Blompojken (2014) and Diana & Charlie (2021). Overwhelming emotions, LGBTQ experiences and mental health are all important topics and inspirations to what he creates.







We’ve made this space together, connecting our world and the queer utopia beyond. We’ve been dancing, drawing, painting, workshopping, laughing, discussing and just hanging out together. Don’t worry we’ve left plenty of delicious residue for you to come and check out, so come down and see our little slice of LGBTQ+ community bliss.

 ✨Everything you need to know

Throughout our festival Sparkplug we’ve been inviting people from all over the city to come and create this fabulous space together. 

This is a space that we have made. It is a space between our world of cis-het bullshit and the utopian space behind the portal we’ve opened up in Galleri Box. This space is our little slice of LGBTQ+ community bliss. 

We’ve been drawing, painting, sculpting and now our DIY community space has taken its final form. So come and take a peak at what we busy little bees have been building together. Bzz bzz.

All too quickly this physical space will be returned to its white walls, so come and catch it whilst you can! This space might be fleeting, but if we can pull off this community effort together we know that we can do anything. This new broader, more inclusive LGBTQ+ community is here to stay and Gothenburg better get ready. 

Although it’s too late to join in on the laughter, discussion and creative processes for this festival, we’re going to be powering forward with events every 2 weeks starting from september.

We’re lesbians, we’re gay, we’re bi, we’re trans, we’re intersex, we’re asexual, we’re everything beyond all the spectrums you can imagine, we’re working class, we’re people of colour, we’re living with disabilities, we’re old, we’re young. We’re fucking queer, we’re here, and we’re gunna be here throughout the year. 

For a full schedule of our events for the coming year, you can check out our website.

This finissage is open to all.