We will be recruiting new interns for 2019 soon. The internship program will be open to candidates with and without autism. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when the application form is available.
Focus Creator Yvonne Wan recently announced an internship program for aspiring comic artists for 2018. The purpose of the internship program is to help talented artists to fulfill their creative potential and have their work published.
Yvonne Wan, certified social cultural anthropologist appointed Douglas Hebert as the main artist and internship coach for Focus Comic. Douglas Hebert is an award winning professional artist and also Elementary School Art teacher who has experience in teaching kids including those with autism. He teaches over 1,500 art students a year and will provide one to one coaching to the Focus interns. He is also a well respected board member of the Arizona Artist Guild.
We have appointed two interns to look after the community page within Focus Comic. Congratulations to:
- Malekith George who is 12 years old and an aspiring artist.
- Tabidi Elkhalil who is 21 years old and an aspiring professional artist.
Yvonne and Douglas have been coaching the interns daily.
We are proud to announce Tabidi have been promoted to also work on the main story within the comic in addition to working on the community page.
We will continue to coach our interns throughout the year so they can fulfill their creative potential. They will also attend community outreach events with Focus so they can advocate for autism awareness.
The interns will attend Greater Austin Comicon this summer (16 & 17 June 2018) where they will join the Focus Panel to discuss their experiences on the internship program and share their thoughts why autism awareness is important. Tony Todd the official Goodwill brand ambassador will attend their table and panel. The interns will also sign autographs at the Focus table at Austin Comicon.