Saturday, July 17, 2010

Comics Camp 2010!


This past week, at the Gallery at the Vault in Springfield, VT, I led a cartooning camp for 10-14 year olds. It was so awesome.

Drawing Comics!

I've been teaching and doing workshops for a couple years now, and I was starting to feel like it was getting harder, not easier. (I've mentored before too, which I's completely different from leading a whole class though).

This past week I realized it just takes one really great group of kids to make you realize that you can actually do it, that it's fun and rewarding, and that maybe, just maybe, you could do it again sometime.

Connor and "Doofuz and Dare"

This group totally blew me away, they were excited and did everything I asked them to do, and we had a blast--on the last day, we had a mini comic convention...they all had traded their comics with each other, then they sat behind tables while parents went around and asked them about their comics. It was the cutest greatest thing I've ever seen.

Kristin and "Cheese and the Crayon Battle"

Soon I'll put up a more detailed list of what we did at the camp.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

For Harvey

for harvey

I just read Anthony Bourdain's blog post about Harvey Pekar. You should too.

Someday, Cleveland, I'll visit you, and eat at Sokolowski's University Inn.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sharing Time

Lil' Freddy

This is a tiny sculpture from my thesis at Hampshire College, in 2006. It's Freddy.

Other things I'm doing:

-drinking as many cold beverages as is humanly possible
-swimming as much as I can
-getting things ready to apply for a Xeric in September!
-doing a Comics Camp in Springfield, VT next week for 10-12 year olds. Exciting! We're going to have a mini comic convention at the end. I'm really loving Richard Thompson's Cul de Sac strips right now, because Petey is at Comics Camp...
-reading Jaws by Peter Benchley! (It's not as good as the movie, but whatever). I just reread Cruddy...boy, I could read that book again and again. It's incredible.
-thinking about the future. I'm not very good at this part. But we're leaving Vermont at the end of the summer, to begin the rest of our lives...and we're still not sure where it is we want to be.
-listening to Real Estate, and other summery music...