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 Comic is unique because it is part of a long term communications plan to entertain readers whilst raising autism awareness and acceptance in society. The sole Creator Yvonne Wan introduced an internship program for aspiring comic artists to help autistic artists gain greater representation in the comic industry and in the media. The purpose of the internship program is to help talented artists to fulfill their creative potential and have their work published. We hope our autistic interns will become role models to other autistic kids that they to can contribute in society in meaningful ways.
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 having been providing one to one coaching to the Focus interns. He is also a well respected board member of the Arizona Artist Guild.
We 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 was promoted to also work on the main story within the comic in addition to working on the community page. He contributed 18 panels within issue 1.
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.
Many thanks to Office Depot for sponsoring our 2018 Focus Comic Internship Program and for giving our interns their own variant covers! Office Depot are powering dreams by supporting our social cause project and for fulfilling our intern’s dream of having their own variant cover.
Focus Comic 2018 internship program sponsored by: