Available for virtual visits in : New Brunwick, Northwest Territories & Quebec

Craft: Illustrator

Genre: PIcture Books, Activity Books and Non-Fiction

Grades: Kindergarten-Grade 6 (Program could be adapted for older students)

Website: www.claytonhanmer.com

Virtual Presentation Information

Create Your own comics with CTON: 

Write and illustrate your own personal comic stories with 2019’s TD Summer Reading Club artist, Clayton Hanmer. 

Kids will learn about the basic structure of comic creation and be encouraged to get silly (aka creative) while developing unique characters based on these concepts. Then they will jump right into writing and drawing a comic together with Clayton using their new characters. 

The workshop builds on children’s individual creativity and helps them gain confidence in their drawing and writing skills. 

Attendees will need access to a mic via Zoom, or a facilitator at their end with full access to Zoom. The visual portion is created using Zoom’s Whiteboard. This program is always different and changes depending on the input from the attendees. 

Duration: 45 min.
AGE: 6-12 yrs old. This program can be adapted for 13-17 yr olds. 

Book List

Trending written by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Owlkids Books Inc, 2020)

Dog vs. Ultra-Dog, written by Troy Wilson, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Owlkids Books Inc. 2019)

Half-Truths and Brazen Lies, written my Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Owlkids Books Inc., 2016)

The Secret Life of Money: A Kid’s Guide to Cash written by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Owlkids Books Inc. 2012)

The Lowdown on Denim written by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Annick Press, 2011)

Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun written by Michael J. Caduto, illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Storey Publishing, 2011)

Not Your Typical Book About the Environment written by Elin Kelsey, illustrated/designed by Clayton Hanmer (Owlkids Books, 2010)

CTON’s Super A-maze-ing Year of Crazy Comics!: Puzzles, Mazes, Blobs, and More! written & illustrated by Clayton Hanmer (Owlkids Books, 2008)


Clayton Hanmer (aka CTON) is an illustrator whose award-winning, energetic comic style has given him a surprisingly broad range of clients from The New York Times to National Geographic Kids. He has illustrated several children’s books including his latest release, Trending: How and Why Stuff Gets Popular (Owlkids, 2020). Clayton’s focus has been on illustration and comic-based projects, but he also dabbles in writing, graphic design, animation, typography and large-scale murals. He lives in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County with his super awesome wife, amazing daughter and a weird cat named Graphite.