Teaching Comics Workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

When I was given the opportunity to teach a set of week-long comics workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, I had no idea it would be such an important week in my life. This summer has been packed with teaching comics workshops for children and teenagers in my home state … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL (4/7)

(Continued from Part 3) REVIEW Ask the students which comics and books they read yesterday. Ask if they watched any movies or tv shows and if they were able to pick out signs of a three-act structure. It’s a big concept to take in at first, but once students are able to see the structure, … Continue reading

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ADVENTURE TIME COMIC PROCESS

After an incredible week of visiting high school classes via Skype and speaking at LTUE about creative processes, it’s nice to know that the fun can continue! To all of my friends who love the BoneĀ comics from Jeff Smith, I recommend Eisner Award-winner Aaron Renier’s The Unsinkable Walker Bean. It’s incredible. Aaron’s ability to tell … Continue reading

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BONE: THE MOVIE

For fans of Jeff Smith’s epic fantasy / adventure comic, Bone, this sort of news has been nothing but a rumor since the mid-90s. This time they mean it. The Hollywood Reporter announced today that P.J. Hogan (My Best Friend’s Wedding) will be directing, and Patrick Sean Smith (Greek) will be writing the script. Read … Continue reading

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