Friday, August 07, 2009

Comic Book Making Class!

The First Appearance of Dude in a Fishbowl!

These are some of the mini comics that the kids in my comic book making class made. (Excuse the bad digital pics)

This one has some crazy inventive page layouts. No boring rectangles here:

An Alien Cheese:

And who could miss the next issue, introducing: "The First Appearance of Dude in a Fishbowl"?

Some Manga action here:

A story about a detective who identifies with eggplants. Quite a bit of character development in this one:

Excessive coffee drinking, and a comic book making contest:

An Exquisite Corpse!

From the handout:

An “exquisite Corpse” might sound kind of creepy, but it doesn’t really have anything to do with corpses. It’s a technique invented by a group of artists who called themselves “Surrealists”. It was based on a game called “Consequences”. Each player writes on a sheet of paper and then passes it to the next player. Each player then covers up the writing of the previous player so the next player only sees what the last player wrote without being able to see what had been written before.

There are lot of variations of the game, and People have played it using many different art forms. one variation is even done with music.

In 1998, a cartoonist named Art Spiegelman decided to apply the game to comics. 69 cartoonists collaborated on a book called “Narrative Corpse” using the exquisite Corpse technique.

So this is our own version of an "exquisite corpse":


  1. some great work here!

  2. Jed, Nice work with the kids! I can imagine the great energy in the workshop!

  3. This is some great looking student work, Jed! Kudos!