Monday, May 31, 2010

Halcolm & The Evaluator's Quest

As Halcolm so wisely shows us, many times the answers we seek are within ourselves!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Disciples of Halcolm

Here is another of Halcolm's Research Parables by Michael Patton, illustrated by me.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The News Today

The Morning Times was nice enough to put info in today's paper about the Comic Art Show at Heroes this weekend.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Comic Book Art Show & Release Party

If you are in the neighborhood on Saturday night, stop in at Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop at 128 W. 14th Street in Elmira Heights. It is a really great comic shop, and is hosting an art show and party celebrating the recent release of the latest issue of Eclectic Comics. I'll have some of the original art from that issue on display, and some of my other recent projects. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Challenge to Care in Schools

This comic is my submission to a proposed book called Letters to Nell. It is a book of letters from educators to Nell Noddings, author of a great book called The Challenge to Care in Schools. Teacher College Press says that the book:

envisions a school system built on the idea that different people have different strengths, and that these strengths should be cultivated in an environment of caring, not of competition. She suggests that if we make the responsiveness characteristic of caring more basic than accountability, we can accommodate both traditional and progressive preferences in one school system to the benefit of all . . . especially the children.

My "letter" is in comic strip form. The kind of teaching described by Noddings reminded me of my high school art teacher, Kathryn Rice-Cummings. This comic is my tribute to teachers like her!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Great Writers

This is a t-shirt design I drew for the Endless Mountains Writing Project, which I belong to. It's the local chapter for the National Writing Project. Our goal is to improve writing instruction in schools, including in subject areas like art. If you're a teacher of any subject, I highly recommend the experience.

We came up with the design at our recent retreat. I guess the idea is: join us, and the next great writer could be you! It's hard to compile a list of "Greats" without leaving out some greats. However, I think we came up with a diverse group of great writers, including some who have written in the fields of science and math. Oh, and there's a couple graphic novelists in there!