Riya Rao
Founder

Storytelling

for a

better world

A new graphic narrative collective that promotes visual storytelling by youth to create a better world
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Workshops

We run free in-person and virtual workshops for children of different age groups. Our in-person workshops are in the greater Philadelphia region. Many of our workshops are virtual, so if you don’t live near one of us, don’t worry! You are welcome to join us virtually! Watch this space to see a schedule of our upcoming workshops, and be a part of our mission to empower children and young adults to express themselves in this exciting new medium, have fun, and share their own, unique, and amazing story.
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Coming Up

“Telling Your Story Through Comics”

Online
April 6, 2024
Ages
9
-
12
years
1
-
3 pm
Ethical Society
,
Philadelphia
Coming Up

Family-Friendly Cartooning Classes

In-Person
January 28, 2024
Ages
8
-
13
years
1
-
2:30 pm
Cione Recreation Center
,
Philadelphia
Coming Up

Family-Friendly Cartooning Classes

In-Person
January 14, 2024
Ages
8
-
13
years
1
-
2:30 pm
Cione Recreation Center
,
Philadelphia
Coming Up

“Tell Your Story with Comics” Workshop

In-Person
December 16, 2023
Ages
9
-
13
years
10 am
-
12 noon
Ludington Library
,
Bryn Mawr, PA
Coming Up

“Learn To Make Comics At Ludington Library” 

In-Person
November 18, 2023
Ages
8
-
13
years
10 am
-
12 noon
Ludington Library
,
Bryn Mawr, PA
Coming Up

“Telling Your Story Through Comics”

Online
April 6, 2024
Ages
9
-
12
years
Philadelphia
Coming Up

Storytelling through Cartoons: Exploring the World of Animated Art with Art Sphere Inc.

Online
October 23, 2023
Ages
8
-
14
years
Philadelphia
Coming Up

Storytelling through Cartoons: Exploring the World of Animated Art with Art Sphere Inc.

Online
September 16, 2023
Ages
8
-
14
years
Philadelphia
Coming Up

Storytelling through Cartoons: Exploring the World of Animated Art with Art Sphere Inc.

Online
September 9, 2023
Ages
8
-
14
years
Philadelphia
Coming Up

“Telling Your Story Through Comics”

Online
July 14, 2023
Ages
6
-
16
years
Philadelphia
Coming Up

Family-Friendly Cartooning Classes

In-Person
January 28, 2024
Ages
8
-
13
years
Philadelphia
Coming Up

Family-Friendly Cartooning Classes

In-Person
January 14, 2024
Ages
8
-
13
years
Philadelphia
Coming Up

“Tell Your Story with Comics” Workshop

In-Person
December 16, 2023
Ages
9
-
13
years
Bryn Mawr, PA
Coming Up

“Learn To Make Comics At Ludington Library” 

In-Person
November 18, 2023
Ages
8
-
13
years
Bryn Mawr, PA
Coming Up

Family-Friendly Cartooning Classes

In-Person
November 11, 2023
Ages
8
-
13
years
Philadelphia
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ABOUT US

Our vision and mission

We created COMICS FOR CHANGE to share our passion for the power of visual storytelling with young children in our communities, and around the United States.
We run virtual and in-person workshops in our area for children ages 8 through 13 years that teach them the basics of drawing comics, creating a story, sharing their experiences, and developing their artistic and creative skills. We believe in empowering youth to make more stories of diverse people visible in public life, in our libraries, and in our bookstores, that are not always a part of mainstream culture, we can empower children and young adults to express their unique identities and experiences. We are inspired by the incredible energy of recent graphic novels like Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Malaka Gharib’s I Was There American Dream, Jerry Craft’s New Kid, Cece Bell’s El Deafo, Raina Telgemeier's Sisters, Gene Luen Yang’s American Born Chinese, and Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed’s When Stars Are Scattered, among other works.