May 20–22, 2023

Creating A Graphic-Novel

Literature Workshop


Join Stephanie Cooke and learn how to make a graphic novel from panel to cover as part of TIFA Kids.

drawing graphic novels



How does a comic book or graphic novel get made? How many different people work on one book? What’s the process for creating a story and turning it into a graphic novel? Writer Stephanie Cooke will take you on a creative adventure, delving into ideas around the narrative building, illustration and steps to publication as she helps audiences explore the world of the comic book industry and sheds light on the process of writing a story from inception to completion. 

TIFA Kids is generously supported by Founding Donors, Gail and Mark Appel.

About Stephanie Cooke

Stephanie Cooke is an award-nominated writer of graphic novels ParaNorthern and Oh My Gods. She’s an avid reader, gamer, movie watcher and pun connoisseur. Based out of Toronto, Canada, she can be found curled up with her very snuggly cat, which she is very allergic to.  

Her next middle-grade series, Racc Pack and Pillow Talk, her first YA graphic novel, will be out in the fall of 2023. 

About Toronto International Festival of Authors

The Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA) is the place for stories. Where book lovers of all ages, languages and interests gather to celebrate the joy of reading and meet writers, thinkers, performers, artists and each other from Toronto and around the world. TIFA connects readers with the people behind the pages of the world’s greatest books, from beloved bestsellers to influential poets and acclaimed award-winners to extraordinary new voices. Discover, debate, discuss and create, on-site and online, with Canada’s largest and longest-running literary festival. Save the dates for the MOTIVE Crime & Mystery Festival, June 2–4, 2023 and the flagship Toronto International Festival of Authors, September 21 – October 1, 2023. 

Access Info

Sunday, May 21 will be an ASL interpreted workshop.

Dates & Times

May 20
1:30pm – 2:30pm

May 21
1:30pm – 2:30pm

May 22
1:30pm – 2:30pm

More Info

Ages: 7+

*This event has a standby line. Please arrive and check-in for your event 10 minutes prior to the start time. Just before the start of the event, unclaimed spots will be released to the standby line. Late admissions may be allowed at the discretion of the venue. Once a venue reaches capacity, no further ticket holders or standby registrants will be admitted. 


The Lookout

Second floor of the south hallway. Accessed via stairs or elevator.


Wheelchair accessible

235 Queens Quay W

Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8

Keywords All AgesKidsLiteratureWorkshop