Comics project: Questions

Published by Lori Pickert on October 21, 2007 at 03:03 PM

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J wants to talk with a real cartoonist. He is making a list of questions to ask him or her.

He is very interested in the work of being a cartoonist.

Another new development: because of Snoopy's novel writing ("It was a dark and stormy night..."), J has requested a typewriter to write stories.

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4 comments

Comment by Dawn on October 21, 2007 at 07:52 PM

I'm a homeschooling mom and aspiring comic book artist myself (It's a little on hold at the moment though :) I've got a blog for my drawings) and one of the sites I've found very helpful is http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/index.html. It's a blog and has fantastic advice and examples on sequencial storytelling. It's directed at adults and you may want to dive into all the archives but I've found it extremely helpful.

Drawingboard.org is a forum filled with everyone from people just beginning to draw to proffessional and famous (in the comic book community anyway) artists in the graphics arts, cartooning and comic book fields. I'm certain a child would be welcome to start a thread and ask questions and get criticism and advice on artwork although you might want to stay right there with him. Some of the threads have nudes or sexual content though they're almost always labeled as such.

If I remember anything else or come across anything else I'll let you know!

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 21, 2007 at 08:21 PM

Thanks so much for the great resource recommendations!

Comment by molly on October 23, 2007 at 12:11 AM

What fun, writing spooky stories on typewriters. We have my husband's grandpa's and it is one of our favorite writing tools.

Comment by Lori Pickert on October 23, 2007 at 02:23 AM

i loved typing when i was a kid -- we had a big, *white*, rounded typewriter. i still have a folder of things i typed - letters, stories, nonsense. :^)

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