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My Summer on Misfit Island

Regular readers will recall that I teach writing and cartooning classes in local schools as part of an after-school arts program. The last couple of years, I’ve also taught summer school classes in the subject, and that’s been a whole different animal. Continue Reading »

This Year’s Saturday in Olympia

And when I say ‘Olympia,’ as usual, I am referring to our annual class pilgrimage to the Olympia Comics Festival. Continue Reading »

Friday’s Super Special Convention Preview!

Every year, my students and I have a table in Artist’s Alley at the Emerald City Comics Convention. Continue Reading »

The Bad Old Days

Reading about all the news out of San Diego, it amazes me all over again how it’s okay to be a superhero fan today. For crying out loud, as I write this Julie is watching Comic-Con television coverage in the other room.

It sure didn’t used to be that way. Once upon a time, it could get you beaten up.

Thinking about that reminded me of the first time I ever met a real-life superhero. In the sixth grade. It happened like this.

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Saturday at Commencement

June’s always kind of a rough month in our household. It’s busy busy busy for the first couple of weeks, and then school’s out, classes are done, and I feel ridiculously bereft.

But some Junes are rougher than others. Continue Reading »

Last Saturday in Olympia – UPDATED!

This year’s excursion to the Olympia Comics Festival was, without question, the most painless field trip the Cartooning Class has ever done. Continue Reading »

Our Weekend at Emerald City 2012

This is really late because, honestly, we’re exhausted. That show was HUUUUUGE. Continue Reading »

New Comics Day

No, not Wednesday at my local retailer. This particular “New Comics Day” is actually a much bigger deal in our household; it’s the one we have at school when the first issue from this fall’s new Cartooning Class rolls out. Continue Reading »

Another Saturday in Olympia

Which is to say, it was time again for the Olympia Comics Festival.

And this year, by God, I was going to be ready. Continue Reading »

Sunday’s Test Case

Finally, somebody’s gotten around to actually implementing an idea that I and other comics blogger-types have been carping about for years. Continue Reading »

Emerald City Part 3: Saturday, Sunday, and after

Part one is here, part two is here, and below the fold is the wrapup.

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Emerald City Part 2: Show Day

Last week, I talked about the various snags and snafus and general craziness involved in getting the Cartooning Class to this year’s Emerald City Comics Convention. That tale is here; this week, I follow it up by telling you how it went when we finally got there.

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