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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
This is really late because, honestly, we’re exhausted. That show was HUUUUUGE. Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
As regular readers may recall, every year my middle-school Cartooning Class has a table at the Emerald City Comics Convention. We’ve been going to the show as a class since there’s been an Emerald City Con and tabling there since the second one.
This was our eighth year of actually exhibiting, and it was the most challenging one yet. Every year the show gets a little bigger and the chore of putting our booth together gets a little more complex. This year, it was like trying to mount a military action. Continue Reading »