Great work from past students!

Hard to keep track of all the great work from my past students, but a few (many are CCS grads for whom I thesis-advised) have crossed my path the past day or two: Melissa Mendes won a Xeric to publish FREDDY STORIES and it’s wonderful. This book is elusive, charming, and odd, like childhood. Go here: http://www.mmmendes.com/freddy/the-book/ The crazy and brilliant Betsey Swardlick wrote a book Colleen Frakes is…

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Karl Stevens’ The Lodger

  Karl Stevens, The Lodger I enjoyed The Lodger book much more than I expected. My reservations were due to Stevens’ abundant allegiance to the photo-realistic moment. Often comics like this are too static, and too difficult to connect with. More often than not for a story to flow, the visuals need room to breathe; there needs to be a stylistic choice to allow space for the reader’s imagination…

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Note from a student

This note came from Michael Glover, a many-time student of mine. I thought I’d answer him here. Tom, Hey man, just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for introducing me to the world of comics and for being a great inspiration! I believe you hold the record for the number of times I’ve taken a class with an instructor (4 times!) and that says a lot!…

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SAW at SPX

QUICK note to say Tom Hart and others from SAW will be at SPX 2012 in Bethesda, MD this weekend, Sept 9-11, 2012 with copies of Seriously Comics, ISRA, and lots of postcards and fliers. PLUS we will be teaming up with CCS’s Alec Longstreth to offer a one-hour workshop in mini-comics! Hope to see you there!

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