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AANNH "Igniting the Spark" Conference

DSCF6855Afterschool coordinators and teachers from all over Northern New Hampshire attended this week’s conference, “Igniting the Spark: Integrating Creativity into Youth Programming” (made possible by the North Country Health Consortium and  AANNH).  Participants explored using comics, music, dance, and writing to enliven their youth programs and teaching practices.

Comics Workshop participants experimented with graphic character design, representation of teaching models in cartoon metaphors, and reading cultural & community influences in comics texts.  Here are some sample photos and artwork: Read the rest of this entry »

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Milan & Berlin, NH: Career Comics & More

Students in Milan, NH are interviewing their neighbors about how they use math and science in their jobs. They interviewed Marek about all the fractions and decimals that go into publishing a book of comics.

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HSR Comics Pages

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Here are some sample pages from our comics inspired by (and taking place around) Henniker, NH: Read the rest of this entry »


Creature Comics Convention @ MHS

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We spent Friday finishing, publishing, and distributing our mini-comics for the annual Creature Comics Convention at the Monadnock Humane Society. 

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HSR Comics Exchange in the News

June’s Diamond Bookshelf for teachers and librarians features a profile of our Henniker-San Ramón Comics Exchange.  (The Diamond Bookshelf print edition #3 contains a two-page spread about the program; you can get your copy at trade shows and conventions around the country this summer!)

Also, here’s the Comics Exchange in context, alongside the many exciting education programs of our San Ramón-based partner, CESESMA.


Yucul: Student Artwork by Promotores

Students in CESESMA’s “Promotores” program drew these comics during a February class of the Henniker-San Ramón Comics Exchange in the village of Yucul (click on each comic for a full-size image):
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La Garita: Student Artwork

Here are some sample pages from our Comics Exchange class in La Garita, San Ramón, Nicaragua.  Students drew comics to give a sense of what life is like in their community (click on the image for full-size view):

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