Are comics serious literature?
one of my favorites.
Hello Internet! Team Craw (me and Lillie) is giving a really cool talk/zine instructional THIS MONDAY, May 6th at the SE PCC campus.
We will be leading some exercises in writing and mark making and teaching how to collaborate through the medium of zines.
It is free and open to the public. It is from 9am to 11am. It is going to be RAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
i suggest you go to this if you can. if you can’t, that poster is amazing.
Chainsaw Guy (a guy I know from the message boards on my old comic strip American Elf) finally met me in person at the Stumptown Comics Festival, and then drew a strip about it.
James Kochalka posted my comic!
Hey Tumblr! I will be looking around Tumblr to find the freshest, coolest stuff out there for this year’s Best American Comics anthology! Reblog this post so I can know to check out your work! Also, get ready for the reblog contest of the year! One randomly selected user who reblogs this will GET THEIR ACTUAL WORK SHOWN IN THE BOOK!!!! THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!!!!
I’ve decided to believe this is real.
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Hey tumblr, sorry I’ve been ignoring you lately. I have another comic from class I had been planning to finish before I posted, but I’ll just scan it and post it as is sometime soon. To make it up to you, here’s my American Elf tribute comic.
I drew this on December 31st, the day James Kochalka ended his 14 year run on American Elf (commonly considered the first journal comic, except for by a few people who are very wrong).
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Here’s another class assignment. We were told to choose a song, poem, movie, or whatever and adapt it into a comic. Obviously I chose a song, and went with A Boy Named Sue (written by Shel Silverstein and made famous by Johnny Cash). You can read the finished five page comic over at Chainsaw Comics.
I haven’t posted anything here in a while because instead of working on smaller projects for class, most of our time has been spent working on our final project. I made a 16 page minicomic called Ghost Stories. The book is now available to order on etsy. Here’s the trailer:
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The assignment was to do a four panel comic, using a different medium for each panel. We were each given a figure to draw, and were told to draw it from a different angle for each panel. My figure seemed to be a repainted He-Man character named Crawful. I used watercolor for the first panel, markers for the second, pen and ink wash for the third, and scratch board for the fourth. I focused more on the art this time around, and made up a story for it after it was done.
This comic was for an in class exercise where we were told a series of Tarzan/ elephant jokes, and were each assigned one to turn into a three panel comic strip. For this one to make any sense, you need to know two of the jokes that came before it:
Q: What did Tarzan say when he saw a herd of elephants running through the jungle?
A: ‘Here come the elephants running through the jungle!’
Q: What is the difference between en elephant and a plum?
A: An elephant is grey.
tumblr resized the image, so if it’s too small for you to read, here’s the text:
Panel 1: What did Jane say when she saw the elephants coming?
Panel 2: Here come the plums!
Panel 3: (Jane is colorblind.)
I have a couple more in class exercises to post, but I still need to ink them.
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