Monday, June 30, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
...the joyous occasion took place. We began our marriage with a readymade family. Below I am threatening my boys if they don't stand still and smile, I'm gonna cuff 'em.
The kids were happy about the day, but kind of grossed out by the displays of affection.
It was the best day of my life, and the first day of five very happy years and a whole bunch more to come.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
If you've been reading my posts lately, you know I've been getting a lot of inspiration and enjoyment by doing the Art by Committee challenges from James Gurney's website. As a creative exersize, I've been trying to weave them into a single story. Some of them just don't fit. I'm wondering if I'll be able to continue, since they may add too many disparate elements to a single story. We'll see!
For now, the challenge for this week seemed to fit perfectly as part of an upcoming T.A.I.L.S. comic. Here's the challenge we were given this week.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I think these challenges are an example of apophenia -spontaneous perception
of connections and meaningfulness of unrelated phenomena.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
What I did like about it is that the stories of these comic book movies are interconnected and appear to be setting the stage for an Avengers movie that features many of the heroes in one movie. What has always been cool about Marvel comics is that the characters appear in one another's stories. It's one universe and they interact. With the right director, some of those classic stories would make great movies!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Wildon, a big hulking dude, went into a crouch and threw out his arms, ready to catch the running Jeremy.I cheated a little, making no effort to draw a Jeremy, but continued with my own character. The big hulking dude has yet to throw his arms out as well, but give him time! I had to do two pages to bring the story from last week's challenge to this moment.
The first (and most important) review is in -- that of the professor teaching the class. I received a grade of 100% and these comments:
The comic strip sketch book chronicled your experiences with reflection, as you stated, even before you knew you were engaged in reflective practices. Each segment added personal and scholarly applications in terms of continued reflection and its subsequent impact on your teaching.
Your experiences introducing the sketchbook to your students, reflecting on their responses, and then making necessary adjustments were a testament to the power of reflective practices to inform instruction. I know that your students and colleagues will benefit greatly from your talent and ability to bridge humor and reflection in order to stimulate creative change in education. Excellent work!
It may sound complicated, but it's basically stopping to think about what you're doing as a teacher and if it's accomplishing the goal you want it to. Sounds simple, but unfortunately in education we often continue to use practices that aren't really working.
Any way, here's the first five pages of the comic. I'll continue to post the rest of it in the posts that follow.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I quickly made a drawing of him. There's a reason he has a five o'clock shadow. One of my classmates said, "Ooh, look, Andy's drawing a girl, he must like girls." I quickly made his eyebrows thicker and gave him some stubble to show his masculinity. I'm guessing I was eight or nine.