Upcoming classes



In February and March of 2021, I’ll be co-teaching (along with David Lasky) a six-week online class through the Richard Hugo House called “Graphic Novel Memoir” that starts on 2/20, and runs through 3/27. For six consecutive Saturdays (at 1:10 to 3:10 PST), we’ll practice telling stories about our lives in both words and pictures. All levels of drawing experience are welcome. 

The Hugo House is a great place to take writing classes (previously in person, but online only for now) in a wide range of genres and forms, and I’m very pleased that my classes are among the center’s offerings. 

Registration starts for Hugo House members on December 1, and for non-members on December 8. Click here to sign up (if you register by December 14, you can get an “early bird” discount on the cost of the class; the organization also offers scholarships.) 

I’m also offering a junior version of this course for 5th through 8th graders that runs for four consecutive Sundays starting on February 21 (also from 1:00 to 3:00 PST). More details about the youth “Graphic Memoir” class can be found here

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This is my first year teaching comics/graphic novels via Zoom, and I’ve really gotten comfortable with the platform after having to learn it on the fly in the Spring. While I miss being able to peek over my students’ shoulders to see what they’re working on, I’ve found the secure site Padlet.com to be a simple and useful substitute for my students to share their work and give/get feedback. It turns out that the comics medium translates pretty well for both teaching and learning online.


In that spirit, I’m also available for online one-on-one lessons, tutoring, or mentoring (both one-off and ongoing sessions) at the rate of $65/hr, payable in advance through PayPal. Contact me at gstump7@yahoo.com for availability.