Thursday, 3 March 2011

Yo Teach!

I'm currently teaching classes in comic book art and illustration for the ICIA at Bath University. Its a new experience for me but pretty exciting. If I'm going to yakyakyak about anything in front of people it might as well be comics and drawings and that. So far my lectures have gone well, a little dry mouth and the odd brain fart but nothing too bad. Although I seem to be unintentionally channelling Alan Partridge, which IS a worry.

As a quick first lesson exercise I got my students to look at the "American Elf" diary comics of James Kochalka and see if they could take a tiny moment from their recent lives and turn it into a journal comic. Above are the two example I did, recent moments from the hectic roller coaster ride I call JAMES.


Jess said...

These are awesome; I love the one-color thang you got going on. And the fact that you pay for your electric in urine.

Red Herring Jeff said...

The electric cartoon cracked me up! I can totally see myself doing the same thing. Maybe we'd all be better about conserving energy if we could see what it cost us personally to leave that one light in the back room that's just "to far away to turn off before we go to work" on all day. Ha-ha-ha!

Great blog! I'm looking forward to seeing more of it!