July 29, 2014 at 03:21PM
CPTN SRSLY and the Super Master Sentinels is a comics series I create for the SRSLY Chelsea non-profit organization (http://ift.tt/1uEpXqI). Funded by a grant from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs, as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, they have me create a new story each year featuring super hero characters encountering problems that face elementary school students. The series was delivered to a group of kids when they were in 2nd grade and I've been developing the stories specifically for them as they progressed through 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
This latest book will be given to the same students now entering middle school, so the drama and conflict are somewhat more amped up than in previous issues. It's been a pretty interesting experiment in seeing how flexible the designs and premises can be as I push them from relatively calm stories to something with this much physical action.
You can read an earlier issue of the series here: http://ift.tt/1tXhHxN