The Storytelling, Comics and Illustration summer school took place between the 29 July and 2 August 2019 in the capital of Estonia.
We are part of the summer school
The happiness was enourmous, when we (Kathi, Betty and Chrisy) got the confirmation, that we are able to attend Tallinn Summer School. We arrived in Tallinn on Sunday and used the first afternoon for a little walk through the city. The following days were quite busy - everyone had 5 days time to think of a story, design characters and create a whole comic. Therefore, we were working every day after the instructive lectures from our teachers Joonas and Veiko to achieve our goals.
Our days started with a lecture by Joonas or Veiko. After lectures we were usually working on the comics followed by a little break in the old town where we had dinner. On Monday we had a city tour organized by the summer school, the rest of the days we were exploring Tallinn on our own. The evenings where then used again to work on our comics.
On the first day, we had an introduction in storytelling and comics. The story we wanted to tell should be about somebody with whom we have empathy. The main character should have a goal he or she wants to achieve, which should be difficult, but possible.
Kathis story was about the magic of a first kiss. A young guy asked his girlfriend out to an elegant restaurant. The clumsy girl managed to made a mess and endet up having spaghetti sauce all over her face. She didn't feel confortable in this situation but the guy made the best of it, leant in and gave her a kiss. Now, both have sauce in their face and he just started laughing with the words "Tasts good!".
A big thank you goes to our two teachers who helped us in the concept stage of our stories and gave us feedback on our comics.
Authors: Christina Bornberg, Katharina Joksch, Beate Weghofer