The other day I gave a Grassroots Comics workshop. I admire World Comics a lot and have been wanting to do this for some time and now when our local barter-“shop” El Cambalache asked for people to give workshops, I signed up. We had eight people think about what makes them angry, what gets them into a silent mental “I should’ve said that!” spiral, what message they burn to tell, and how to express that in a comic. We got comics about how people don’t listen to girls, about how it’s scary for women to walk alone at night, and… how your football might fly to the neighbours’ garden when it’s windy. We practised drawing faces, people and spaces. We finished with a “samizdat” wall exhibition of the comics!