Thumbnail image Illustration by Mel Gillman

What do you see when you see a bird? Join cartoonist and author Mel Gillman for a draw-along that celebrates the artist in all of us. Bird-drawing beginners and well-practiced artists both welcome! Mel will sprinkle in key tips as you draw. Grab your drawing supplies and get ready to view–and draw–birds through a new lens.

Mel Gillman (they/them) is an award winning cartoonist, author and illustrator who also teaches comics at California College for the Arts. Their beautiful colored-pencil comics include As The Crow Flies (Iron Circus Comics, 2017) and Other Ever Afters (Random House, 2022). When they’re not busy teaching or working on their upcoming graphic novel, they might be found in the woods near their home in Columbus, OH, where they love mushroom foraging and searching for salamanders.