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Fall Graphic Novel Academy for Kids and Teens

August 10, 2012 by  
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Registration is now open for the winter session of my Youth and Teen Graphic Novel Academy workshop series at the Ann Arbor Art Center! An 8-week course in making comics! Learn how to use 4 common tools in cartooning (shape, size, line, and color) to create characters readers will believe in, worlds they will love […]

Comics Are Great! 55 – Who Needs Flying Cars?

May 4, 2012 by  
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Digital comics in libraries. Comics textbooks in schools. Has the utopian future finally arrived? I’m joined this week by Eli Neiburger of the Ann Arbor District Library and Josh Elder of Reading With Pictures for a talk on the future of digital delivery and licensing in regards to comics. Josh’s new venture, the iVerse Media […]

Spring Youth and Teen Graphic Novel Academy!

March 16, 2012 by  
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Registration is now open for the winter session of my Youth and Teen Graphic Novel Academy workshop series at the Ann Arbor Art Center! In this 8-week course, we’ll explore a soup-to-nuts approach to creating a graphic novel. We’ll study character design, world building, theme development, composition, and other various storytelling principles in comics. Sprinkled […]

Youth and Teen Graphic Novel Academy!

November 3, 2011 by  
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Registration is now open for the winter session of my Youth and Teen Graphic Novel Academy workshop series at the Ann Arbor Art Center! In this 8-week course, we’ll explore a soup-to-nuts approach to creating a graphic novel. We’ll study character design, world building, theme development, composition, and other various storytelling principles in comics. Sprinkled […]

Hey Comics! Workshop Series

September 15, 2011 by  
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The school year has begun, and my workshop schedule is filling up! Lots of exciting comics events happening this fall in Michigan. Starting October 1st, 2011 I’ll be launching a new workshop series for ages 11-18 at the Brighton District Library called Hey Comics! In this three-part series we’ll explore character design, world building, knitting […]

Two New Workshops at 826 Michigan

September 15, 2011 by  
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I’m happy to announce that I will be leading two brand-new comics workshops this fall at 826 Michigan! Headline Mash-up Ages: 8-11, 15 students Monday, November 28, 6-7:30pm (one session) Register Ideas are easy to come by—the hard part is turning them into a story! In this interactive workshop, you will be presented with three […]

Comics Are Great! 23 – Experiments and Limitations

August 21, 2011 by  
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As someone once said about comics, “it’s all limitations”, and this week I’m joined by two terrific cartoonists for a discussion on working within limitations and experimenting to find new forms of expression in comics. As it turns out, these experiments also serve to jump-start one’s creativity, regardless of which form or genre in which […]

Fall Teen and Youth Graphic Novel Academy!

August 19, 2011 by  
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Registration is now open for both Teen and Youth Graphic Novel Academy at the Ann Arbor Art Center! In this 8-week course, we’ll explore a soup-to-nuts approach to creating a graphic novel. We’ll study character design, world building, theme development, composition, and other various storytelling principles in comics. Classes begin on September 27 and 28 […]

Video: Visual Rhythms Class

August 18, 2011 by  
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As I port over all of my video content created for the recently-concluded Art & Story Supreme service, I found this neat video from one of my comics classes. I compare comics storytelling to the poetry of ee cummings and branch out into a lesson on what I see as three layers of visual rhythm […]

Comics Are Great! Talk at Ignite Great Lakes

August 15, 2011 by  
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So on July 30, 2011, I participated as a speaker at Ignite Great Lakes, the first-ever regional Ignite event. I led my 5-minute talk on why I think comics are so great and how you can be a better reader for enjoying them. For those who haven’t heard of Ignite, it’s a series of 5-minute […]

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