Comic Book Project for Kids in Joplin

I was honored to contribute to this comic book, benefitting the kids of Joplin, Missouri:


Comics Express is a limited-edition comic book conceived by Carmen Morais (a former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine) to benefit kids affected by the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, which destroyed 30% of the city and made thousands homeless. She assembled a bunch of award-winning comic artists and former colleagues from Nickelodeon to donate the content and labor. The comic book will give young kids up to teens something more fun to think about than damaged neighborhoods and uprooted lives. The Joplin Public Library will coordinate with local groups to distribute the comic books to kids free in July.

This went great, and the local media in Joplin ran a story about it. It made me happy to actually see kids reading the comic I did, “How to Draw Eye-Catching, On-the-Nose, Loud-Mouth Cartoon Faces!!” – I hope some of them tried it!:

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Verdict: Teen Summer Class at Cornish Rawked.

I had an awesome bunch of budding cartoonists in my classes at Cornish this summer. The Session 2 class’s final minicomics and original work will be on display today between 2:00pm – 7:00pm on the Cornish campus, in a big performance/exhibit extravaganza of all the summer classes. Every year, I am blown away by their work. You will be like, wow, these are teens?

My fabulous class with their minicomics in front of their final exhibit:


Here’s the schedule online and after the jump.

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