Reading with Pictures has started a kickstarter campaign to create a Graphic Novel format textbook!
I have a story in it called "The Power of Print"... which is an educational comic about the history of the written word.
but, this won't be produced if they don't meet the goal in the next 2 weeks! so, give the project a look! if you can, please donate a lil' somthing. :) my rewards and original art are already gone, but there are still a lot of rewards up for grabs!
The Graphic Textbook unites the finest creative talents in the comics industry with the nation's leading experts in visual literacy to create a gamechanging educational tool for the classroom and beyond, one that’s tied to a revolutionary impact study overseen by the Learning Sciences Department of Northwestern University.
The goal is to create an awesomeness-filled book of the highest artistic quality and literary merit that also meets all the criteria necessary to be accepted as classroom curriculum.
Aimed at grades 3-6, The Graphic Textbook features a dozen short stories (both fiction and non-fiction) that address topics in a variety of disciplines (Social Studies, Math, Language Arts, Science) drawn from the list of Common Core Standards used in classrooms countrywide. The accompanying Teacher’s Guide will include Standards-correlated lesson plans customized to each story, research-based justifications for using comics in the classroom, a guide to establishing best classroom practices and a comprehensive listing of additional educational resources.
The Graphic Textbook will prove once and for all that comics belong in the classroom by creating a comic that every teacher will actually want to use and a textbook that every student will actually want to read!
i have a few cards that i created up in the starwars.com e-cards section!
do me a favor and send someone one of my "May the 4th" e-cards tomorrow! ;)
here are a few samples of what you can find on the site... i'm thrilled that the fine folks at starwars.com really "get" my sense of star wars humor. there are more cards by me besides these, as well as lots of other fun cards to send!
HEY GEEK GIRL!
a Tribute to Women and Pop Culture
Ltd. Art Gallery
307 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
Opening Reception Saturday May 5th @ 7pm, on Display until June 10th
Ltd. Art Gallery and guest curator Bonnie Burton, author and geek girl superstar, bring together over 25 female artists to pay tribute to the female icons that have influenced and defined women in Pop Culture.
FEATURING: Jessicka Addams, Kari-Lise Alexander, Stephanie Buscema, Mona Collentine, Katie Cook, Jenny Dayton, Jaymee Donelson, Nicole Falk, Lauren Gregg, Hezaa, Kinoko, Vanessa Lemen, Cecy Meade, MISO, Tomi Monstre, Melissa Monosmith, Rachel Moseley, Naomi Nowak, Jen Oaks, Devi Pellerin, Patrushka, Urban Soule, Cat Staggs, Siolo Thompson, Andrea Wicklund, Jasmine Worth, plus additional artwork from DISNEY UNDERGROUND™
i was asked to contibute a piece to this awesome gallery show in Seattle that celebrates women in pop culture...
i picked my favorite woman in pop culture.... one who, i sadly, relate to a little too much... Liz Lemon.
the piece is 8.5x11. watercolor, a little marker, colored pencil and cut paper
you can't really tell from the scan, but Liz anf the balloons stand up a bit from the striped background.
i09 did a little write-up on gronk over the weekend!
it was very complimentary... which made me feel all warm and squishy.
ALSO, now that my whirlwind tour of north america seems to be over (Seattle, Chicago, Boston and Calgary all in 5 weeks) i am back to the drawing board. i have a LOT of very fun, very secret projects in the works. i am CRAZY excited about them.
also also... gronk celebrated it's 2 year anniversary of being a webcomic last week. go me!