About the project
The project “Seriestorm” is financed by Arvsfonden, and we aim to create meeting places for children from various backgrounds, outside school. The project period is october 2016 - october 2019. We arrange comic-making workshops, for children of 9 to 12 years of age. The workshops consists of exercises in storytelling and making images in various techniques, making our own fanzines, and reading comics aloud. We run workshops in Umeå, Stockholm and Malmö, and also run a summer camp in Nordingrå.
Our aim is to develop an intercultural method of pedagogical work in making images and narration. We want to create meeting places where children can come together on equal terms regardless of background, and where language and previous experience are not crucial for the individual child's ability to participate in the project activities.The goal is to give the children practical experience of a respectful treatment, and participation on equal terms. The adults in the project are interested in the children's own stories, their individual experiences and self-perception. We want to create a space where they are allowed to independently define who they are, and what they feel as being important to them.
We who work in the project are cartoonists and artists with previous experience of pedagogical work involving children and comics.
Hanna Lundin Tistelö is a cartoonist and artist, born in Umeå. She now lives in Malmö. Hanna is a certified 2012 utbildade hon sig till syntolk på Fellingsbro folkhögskola and 2013-2015 she attended Kvarnby Folkhögskolas cartoonmaking-course. The following year she finished her comicbook “Spökresan” (aimed at readers 9 to 12 years old) that was released in May 2016. Apart from working with Seriestorm she takes to various art techniques such as embroidery, text, painting and collage.
Hanna Una Holmquist is an artist who´s mainly does animation, film and drawing. She is a master graduate of Umeå Konsthögskola (2016). She has worked as an art educator, art teacher and in a stage camp. She enjoys cooking, watching series and make music - preferably with friends.
Astrid Tolke is a cartoonist who loves summer camps. She grew up in Västra Harg, Mjölby, but is currently living in Stockholm. Apart from working in Seriestorm, she also does illustration for children's books. Astrid studied art at Nyckelviksskolan, and also attended “Serieskolan”, a two-year cartoon-making training at Kvarnby Folkhögskola. She has worked with children for many years, including work in preschools and as in summer camps.
Ylva Oknelid is a cartoonist who grew up in Falkenberg, but now lives and works in Malmö. She had been teaching cartoon-making at Malmö Kulturskola and has held workshops at various schools and festivals. Apart from Seriestorm she is working on her book “Violaresorna”. She enjoys cultivating and has one of Swedens biggest collection of library cards. Find more info on her ongoing work at: kassettbandsbarnen.blogspot.se,
or instagram @ylvaoknelid.
Malin Skogberg grew up on an island outside Göteborg, but lives and works in Stockholm now. She has studied Graphic Design at Forsbergs skola, several courses in storytelling at HDK (Högskolan för konsthantverk och design) in Göteborg, and at Serieskolan in Malmö. She freelances as an Illustrator and Comic artist when she's not working with Seriestorm. Before she used to work at preschools.
Sara Taub Mkelle is a project manager with an interest for community development, culture and justice issues. She studied documentary filmmaking at Biskops-Arnö, political science at Södertörns Högskola and international project management at Nätverkstan, Göteborg. Previous work includes teaching documentary filmmaking at Hola Folkhögskola and method development in the project “Art as a place to meet” (www.kosom.se). In 2014 she co-founded “Myller Kultur & Händelser” (www.myllerkultur.se), a cooperative in arts, tourism and cultural project. She is currently chairperson of Myller Kultur & händelser, and also of “Assaredsskolans föräldrakooperativa grundskola”, an elementary school in Gothenburg.
The workshops last for about 2 hrs, and contains exercises that allows the participation children to explore narration, through image-making as well as and writing. There will be shorter exercises as well as longer ones, that contains cooperation between participants. The children will learn about different artistic techniques and materials, including Indian ink, collage, coloring and how to make your own comic-magazine in a simple way.
Parents are welcome to participate in our workshops along with their children! You can find current information on time and place of workshops on the project webpage, where you will also find our contact information.