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:


Open Studio + Workshops @ Hopkinton Town Library

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

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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 »


Mini-Comics Basics

Some (printable) guidelines for creators of mini-comics:

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Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Workshop

Here are some links for our 1 Dec. workshop at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference!

CREATING COMICS

BOOKS, TEXTS, ETC.:


“What We Do” Mini-comic


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Henniker: A Brief History of World War II (in Comic Strips)

The eighth graders of Henniker Community School have completed their quick comic strip introduction of World War II! Click to view each page of WWII comic strips:


These comics represent Read the rest of this entry »


Comics Classroom Tools

This post may be outdated — See ABOUT: MATERIALS & TOOLS for more recent links.

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How We Work: Margins

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  • To maintain uniform page size and dimensions in a project
  • To keep all of our artwork intact throughout the production process

Each page we create in Comics Workshops uses a simple system of margins.  These margins give us “padding” around our artwork, so none of our wonderful drawings or vital words get cut off during the chopping, copying, folding, and stapling of the production process. Read the rest of this entry »


How We Work: P.I.E.

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OBJECTIVES:

  • Plan our artwork for maximum effect
  • Create clear, attractive, and readable artwork

What’s the secret to producing clear, readable pages?  P.I.E.!

P.I.E.

This acronym stands for … Read the rest of this entry »


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