Comics Journal with Ebony Flowers - Believer Magazine

Comics Journal with Ebony Flowers

by Ebony Flowers
June 13th, 2020

On June 12, 2020, The Believer hosted a self-care workshop with cartoonist Ebony Flowers. You can pick up a copy of Ebony’s book Hot Comb from our friends at Bookshop, where proceeds will help benefit The Believer and independent bookstores.

Watch a recording of the event below, and share your comics with us on social media by tagging @believermag @ebonydraws and using the hashtag #sisterimages

Materials Needed:

  • One favorite pen
  • Three sheets of blank paper
    • One sheet for our warm-up self-portrait activity
    • Two sheets for our Sister Images activity
  • Three minutes of your favorite drawing song


Fold a sheet of blank paper in half both ways (remember your hamburger and hot dog folds from school!). Draw a frame around each rectangle.

Now you have four frames.

Repeat this process with a second piece of blank paper.

And now we begin to create Sister Images, here are our steps using one piece of paper with four frames. If there is time today, we will repeat this process using our second piece of paper with four frames.

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