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Classroom Movie Day!

As the comics internet collectively sharpens its metaphorical knives on the new DC superhero redesigns released this week, I thought I’d take the opportunity to point out a recent effort from that company that, to my surprise, actually turned out remarkably well. In fact, it was a hit with both me AND my middle-school Cartooning class. Continue Reading »

A Week of Author Events

Been really, REALLY busy this whole week, which is why this is going up considerably later than usual. But there were bits and pieces of sort-of-comics-related things going on throughout, with both my students and me, and I’ll tell you about those. Book signings, new publications, all kinds of things. Continue Reading »

Friday’s Commencement Speech

All you aspiring young comics-creating folks that are about to graduate from whatever school, this one’s for you. Continue Reading »

This Year’s Saturday in Olympia

Sometimes smaller is better. And when it comes to a comics show, I’m about ready to say that smaller is ALWAYS better. Continue Reading »

Sunday’s Signal Boost

When this particular news story started popping up all over the comics internet I figured we were going to go through the same old cycle of stupid.

This time is different, though. Someone’s trying to change the usual narrative. What she and her friends have done is really terrific and a welcome change from the usual back-and-forth sniping. It made me smile so much that I thought I’d talk about it here and help spread the word. Continue Reading »

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 »


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