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Make a Mini-Comic Workshop April 27!

April 13, 2011 by  
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be leading another session of my Make a Mini-Comic Workshop at Blue House Ann Arbor! In this two-hour workshop you’ll explore some general storytelling principles of comics such as moment choice, paneling, character design, and how sound is portrayed. After that you’ll brainstorm a story with the class, then […]

This May: TWO comics workshops at 826!

April 12, 2011 by  
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I’m proud to announce that I’ll be leading two comics workshops at 826 Michigan this May! On May 20 from 6-8 pm you’ll be able to participate in a hands-on character design workshop that explores the many ways a cartoonist writes characters with visuals and words. How do you design a character so that an […]

Registration Open for Teen and Youth Graphic Novel Academies!

April 11, 2011 by  
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Attention Southeast Michigan comics enthusiasts! If you are or know a comics enthusiast between the ages of 9 and 18, I hope you’ll sign them up for the 8-week Graphic Novel Academy class I’ll be teaching at the Ann Arbor Art Center! This class offers an in-depth look at how cartoonists “write with images”, exploring […]

Authors in Chelsea!

April 1, 2011 by  
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Mark your calendars, comics and writing enthusiasts! On April 13 from 6:30-8:00 pm I’ll be teaching and presenting at the Authors in Chelsea event! I’ll be in good company, as the other two featured authors are none other than Gail Carson Levine and Johanna Hurwitz. We’ll all be leading presentations on how to be a […]

Video: Draw Dynamic Workshop

March 15, 2011 by  
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On March 14 I made the first stop in the Kids Read Comics Super Fun Tour at the Bacon Memorial District Library in Wyandotte, MI. I led my Draw Dynamic workshop for the kids, which explores how cartoonists use size, pose, and viewing angle to create exciting moments in their stories. Check out the KRC […]

Become a Sponsor of the KRC Super Fun Tour!

March 3, 2011 by  
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Attention publishers and creators of all-ages comics! The Kids Read Comics Celebration has an opportunity for you to reach your target audience while helping with the worthy cause of getting more kids to read comics! This spring I will be visiting 21 libraries in what we’re calling the Kids Read Comics Super Fun Tour! In […]

Comics Are Great! 12 – Calling all LCS!

February 23, 2011 by  
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Whatever its intent, the recent news about Diamond Distribution’s attempt at digital distribution has stirred up a lot of talk about the future of Local Comics Stores (LCS). Digital delivery of comics through services like The Illustrated Section or Comixology has certainly disrupted the business of selling and distributing physical comic books, but does this […]

Make A Mini-Comic Workshop March 20 & 22!

February 15, 2011 by  
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be leading two sessions of my Make a Mini-Comic Workshop at a new location: Blue House Ann Arbor! In this two-hour workshop you’ll explore some general storytelling principles of comics such as moment choice, paneling, character design, and how sound is portrayed. After that you’ll brainstorm a story with […]

Saving Comics Stores – Go Local!

February 12, 2011 by  
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So a lot is being said lately about the latest attempt at digital comics distribution via comics stores. I encourage you to read the linked article, but for the lazy I will attempt to summarize a few points about the model: Exclusive digital editions of comics from major publishers will be offered through comics retail […]

My Ignite Ann Arbor talk with notes

February 10, 2011 by  
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I had a terrific time at Ignite Ann Arbor last night! My deepest thanks to Ryan and the folks of A2Geeks for giving me the opportunity to share my love of comics with an enthusiastic crowd. You can watch my presentation here, or via the player below (my talk begins at the 12-minute mark): Video […]

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