Camp ThunderCraft: What Does A Creative Life Look Like?
This is one of our weekend speaker sessions at Camp ThunderCraft this April! Visit that link to find out more about Camp ThunderCraft, and to register to join us!
Kelly has self-published many mini-comics and zines including the all-comics magazine “The Weeknight Casserole Collection” and the Ignatz-nominated “Stew Brew” (in collaboration with her partner Max Clotfelter). Her comics and stories have appeared in The Seattle Weekly, Poetry Northwest, Moss, and The Women’s Review of Books. She is an art and creative writing teacher with Seniors Creating Art and WITS (Writers in the Schools). In 2015 she was nominated for a James W. Ray Venture Project Award. Kelly has performed her comic stories at the Hugo House’s acclaimed Literary Series, Lit Crawl, Pecha Kucha, On the Boards, and at Bumbershoot. Kelly is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.
Eroyn Franklin is a comics artist, illustrator, and arts educator. She has written 2 graphic novels, the Xeric-winning Another Glorious Day at the Nothing Factory, and Detained, which is part of a permanent Wing Luke Museum exhibit at Inscape in Seattle. Eroyn’s comics have been listed in The Best American Comics: The Notable Comics of 2013 and 2014 and she was on the short list for the 2014 Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize for her comic Bikram Addict. In 2015 Eroyn collaborated with her sister, Tory Franklin, to create Fecund, a permanent public art piece for Harborview Medical Center. Eroyn will soon publish Swelling Dwelling, her first children’s book, adapted from a shadow puppet show she performed at Bumbershoot 2013. Eroyn is also working on Dirtbag, her third graphic novel about dumpsterdiving, squatting, and scamming rides across Europe as a young activist. Eroyn is the cofounder and Creative Director of Short Run Comix & Arts Festival.