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La Hermandad: Mirando el Futuro / Looking at the Future

Children of coffee laborers at La Hermandad coffee plantation (San Ramon, Nicaragua) ask (and draw) the powerful question, “What do I want to be in the future?”

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Here’s another project we’ve been working on at La HermandadCoffee Camp:

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Students are planning out their dreams for the future, and then

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Constitutional Comics (by Melissa McHugh)

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Check out this cool comics interpretation of the preamble of the US Constitution, sent in by student teacher Melissa McHugh Read the rest of this entry »


CCS Professional Practices 2013

Well it’s that time of year again!   

Here are some links related to the 20 November COMICS WORKSHOP Professional Practices class @ CCS:


ART & WORK in SOCIETY:

ARTS (esp. COMICS) IN EDUCATION:


STORIES & EDUCATION:


Sandwich, NH: Junior Historians Comics Camp

Our team of Junior Historians are hard at work drawing comics from local history topics & primary sources at Sandwich, NH this week.  Here are a couple of field trip sites we visited while researching our comics projects:

Our projects include comics drawn from the Weed Family Letters, Sandwich’s famous Niobe statue (and her fall from the Great Wall…), Native American activities in pre-Sandwich times, and the relationships of several “spinster” Sandwich women who worked in the mills at Lowell and maintained their financial & personal independence throughout their lives…

Stay tuned for comics at LIVE FREE AND DRAW! 


Open Studio + Workshops @ Hopkinton Town Library

Thanks to Hopkinton Town Library for hosting our Open Studio + Workshop day last weekend:

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ABOVE: Participants of all ages worked Read the rest of this entry »


Professional Practices @ Center for Cartoon Studies

Here are a few links to stories & ideas for today’s Professional Practices class at CCS; since we all have artwork to do, I’m focusing on audio links that you can listen to WHILE you draw:  Read the rest of this entry »


Poe Comics @ NH Libraries

Here’s a seasonal comic completed during recent library workshops, drawn from a ghastly poem by Edgar Allan Poe:

The Trees & Hills Comics Group puts out an annual Halloween Trick-Or-Treat Comics offering; although we completed this one too late for 2012’s deadline, perhaps it will come back to life in 2013…?