Jessica taught the class today and spent the time consulting each student on their story ideas for the minicomic. She also talked about how comics combine panels to tell stories. After talking about the Panel Lottery activity she had them do Pahl Hluchan’s activity The Wrong Planet, which we included in chapter 3 of DWWP. […]
What follows is not a definitive list but a collection of answers to the question “what’s a good comic you’ve read recently?” It’s an impressive list, both wide and broad. As a teacher I can state that five years ago a class like this would not have had such a diverse selection. I’m typing the […]
Today was the first day of our two-week intensive comics class in SVA’s Continuing Education division. The class will have a table at MoCCA Art Festival where they will be selling and trading the minicomics (their first) they will have made in this class. We have 8 students with a variety of interests and backgrounds […]
Happy New Year everyone! School is gearing up again and I will be teaching once more in the Continuing Education division of the School of Visual Arts. This semester I’ll be teaching one class and one seminar. The class is called Comics Storytelling and I’ve been teaching it for a few semesters now. I always […]
For my last event of the year I’ll be on a panel with critic Douglas Wolk and cartoonist Cristy Road at the central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. We’ll be showing some slides and talking about “alternative” comics Brooklyn Independents: What’s Alternative About Alternative Comics? Wed Dec 17 7pm 20081217T190000/20081217T200000 map Central Library, Dweck […]
An example of a comic made without images, an on-the-go collaboration with Jessica Abel while on book tour for our textbook Drawing Words & Writing Pictures.
This semester I’ll be teaching two classes in the Continuing Education department at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. I’ll be teaching my Ink Drawing class for the LAST TIME this semester–seven years seems like a good run, doesn’t it? (Don’t worry, none other than Jason Little will be taking it over next semester.) […]
Here’s a preview of something from our textbook. it’s an explanation of a common reading order mistake in comics (I drew this one in a quasi-Tezuka style, just for fun):