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How to Layout a Comic Page with Damon Begay, Tatum Begay

Date(s): Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Phoenix MST
Craft Class
Genre and Form(s): Comics, Graphic Novels, Hybrid, Visual Art
Cost: $39 Regular, $25 Student

About the Class

Have you ever wondered how to translate your stories into comics? From super hero comics to graphic novels it all starts with learning how to do a single page layout. Join us as we learn how to create a short one-page story and explore the importance of creating a clear setting and page flow.

Meet Your Instructor

Damon W. Begay (he/him) is a Navajo independent comic book artist. He grew up watching WB kid's cartoons every Saturday morning and was always playing Pokemon and begging for more Yu-Gi-Oh cards. His family did a lot more moving, from Shiprock to Window Rock. They ended up staying in Phoenix. He remembers being mad because he missed his friends and cousins. He found out that Phoenix had great comic book stores and public libraries with computers and comics. The city started to grow on him. In high school, he got into comics like Ultimate Spider-Man and Runaways.

Tatum Begay is a Navajo digital comic artist who has been self-publishing web comics since 2013. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a master’s in English Literature in 2015.

About the Piper Writers Studio

The Piper Writers Studio is committed to supporting writers in every stage of their development by providing challenging, diverse, and accessible educational opportunities. All classes are not-for-credit, and are intended for an open to the public. You do not need to be an ASU student to attend. Writers of all backgrounds, genres, and experience levels are welcome. Discounts for students, senior citizens, individuals experiencing economic challenges, and other groups are available for every class. To learn more about the Piper Writer Studio, visit our website at