Call for YA Writers & Artists

Call for YA Writers & Artists

  Wednesday 20 January 2021

UPDATE – Seeking writers to fill the last slots

My Life in StripsFollowing the success of the previous My Life In Strips activity and recent publication of the comic, West Cork Music is delighted to invite young people to join in the final year of these workshops.

Through a series of six workshops, participants will be taught how to create their very own comic strip.  They will experience the full comic making experience first-hand and see their work published in a professional standard comic book. The aim of the project is that participants complete the workshop with an understanding of how to replicate the process for themselves in future and they will get an insight into the different aspects of working in the comics industry.

The finished artwork will be entered into a competition with other EU partners in the Spring, and exhibited at the READ ON events at the West Cork Literary Festival 2021.

Workshops will begin in January and take place over six Saturdays from 12 noon – 2pm.

Places are limited so please apply early.

These workshops are free of charge, as they are co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and the Arts Council of Ireland.


Please register interest asap by emailing Colin O’Mahoney at


My Life in Strips is a READ ON activity. READ ON is a 4-year project across 6 European countries and 5 languages, funded by the EU Creative Europe programme. The project is delivered through 7 partner organisations across 6 EU countries; Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.The Irish component of the project is delivered by West Cork Music and undertaken with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the Arts Council.