The Opening!

Hosted at Altered Esthetics again, the opening was a smashing success!

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The girls hung their work on the gallery walls, talked through their pages, snacked, drew, talked, and cheered every time there was a new kickstarter pledge!  Stay tuned for more sneak peaks of the work in the book.

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The Kickstarter is up!

Read all about it here, spread the word and fund the book if you can!

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Comic Cover Mock-Up

Without and with my rough draft for the environment painting.  Check out my students’ work!  It’s so awesome that I can’t even begin to tell you people, just wait until you see their pages!

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The Workshop Was Awesome!

My students are cooler than 99.9% of people on the planet. Most of them gave up their spring break to work hard and draw comics.

Don’t feel bad, they’re cooler than I am as well.

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Art Supplies for the Workshop

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New Header: Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes was the first woman African-American cartoonist!

Our new header shows a photograph of Jackie in her studio and panels from her 1937-38 Courier comic strip, Torchy Brown in “Dixie to Harlem” which starred the smart and glamorous Torchy Brown, a teenager from Mississipi who found fame and fortune singing and dancing in the Cotton Club in New York City.

More about Jackie Ormes.

A Biography of Jackie Ormes.

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The beginning.

Our first header was from the Smithsonian Public Commons:

Aline H. Rhonie, American painter, 1909-1963, at work on aviation mural at Roosevelt Field, Garden City, New York

Aline H Rhonie was known as a flying artist for her work encouraging female participation in the air defense program and British War Relief. She learned mural painting from Diego Rivera and painted the large aviation themed fresco mural in Hangar F at Roosevelt Field.

Creator/Photographer: Peter A. Juley & Son

Medium: Black and white photographic print

Dimensions: 8 in x 10 in

Culture: American

Date: c. 1935

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