I don’t tend to plug Kickstarters here (even for projects I’m involved with) but this one is for the children, sooo
The Providence Comics Consortium is teaching a series of comics workshops for kids at public libraries throughout the state of Rhode Island in May 2013. The PCC will publish an anthology of the kids’ comics along with the work of adult cartoonists, representing kids from all over Rhode Island and artists from all over the world. Funds raised through Kickstarter will pay for materials to self-publish and distribute an edition of five hundred 200-page comic books.
Jesse McManus, Mickey Zacchilli, Brian Chippendale, Chris Kuzma, myself and many others will be contributing work to it. The above comic is my contribution from a previous volume, where the kids assigned me 8 scary teachers to write a 3-page comic around:
1. A teacher with a single very hairy boob
2. A one eyed zombie teacher
3. A teacher with a tiny hidden face on her back left over from an undeveloped twin
4. A teacher pregnant with a dragon
5. A bald teacher whose head is so very reflective that it melts his students
6. A teacher with 4 snake heads (one being a cobra)
7. A really really old teacher in her underwear
8. A quiet teacher who is mocked and ridiculed by the students during the day, but who, at night, reveals it’s true hooded, long-eared, reptilian form, going from house to house of the misbehaved children, eating them
Oh ho ho ho kids
Another TCAF surprise was Paul Lyons having copies of the new Monster volume on hand. The issue has me, Sam Dollenmayer, Keith Jones, Mickey Zacchilli, Marc Bell, Molly O’Connell, Seth Cooper and Devin Flynn. It’s a real honor to be able to contribute to this one.
Every Sunday (late instalment due to TCAF)
I contributed a two page comic to the latest issue of the always incredible Canadian Notes and Queries. It’s an instalment in their ongoing series of adaptations of scenes from Can-lit novels.
I was assigned Paul Quarrington’s Whale Music. It was an challenging one to work on, since I really hated the book. But I think the fact that I was adapting something that was both out of my comfort zone and something I didn’t really care for resulted in a more interesting comic. I’m happy with how the final spread came out, which isn’t something I can say about a lot of my comics.
Bonus points to whoever can name the three records whose covers are visible in panel 9 (two are easy)