What is the title of your class?
Your Personal Story in Comics Form. I’m co-teaching it with David Lasky.
they want to explore autobiography through comics, regardless of their background or confidence in drawing ability.
Yep, they can “friend” me and my co-teacher David Lasky on Facebook, once they sign up for the class and we know who they are.
You can find my work online through my website and (searchable) through The Stranger. David Lasky’s work can be seen through his website, his blog, and his selection of comics.
Keep students unbored and engaged through a mix of practice, lecture, exercises, and discussion; and give students challenges that stretch their experiences and limits without making them uncomfortable or intimidated.
I spent a couple years writing a graphic novel about a ninja, an astronaut, a piece of bread, and a dog—using up a pile of sketchbooks in the process—before giving up on it (it got too unwieldy, plus I’m too lazy to actually draw the finished work, I guess) and scavenging from it like a vulture.
I like Crayola markers, the thick kind, just because I used to work at an after-school program where they were always available. I got so used to drawing with them that no other utensil feels as familiar or expressive.
A book, with Dave Lasky, about making/teaching comics. The hardest thing up to now has been finding the time to do it around my teaching schedule, but with summer coming we ought to have more time to devote to it.