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Boulder and Fleet Camping

Another process GIF of a piece I drew on the plane ride back from the American Library Association Annual Conference. Drew this in LayerPaint HD ( on the Galaxy Note 10.1.

Read more about Boulder and Fleet here:

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Streamed live from the Kids Read Comics in the Classroom pre-conference!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Jerzy Drozd. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
How we Read and Write Visually - LIA Cast 105
Fri, June 20, 4:10 PM
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I tried to watch this but the sound wasn't up to your usual standards. The music was blaring compared to the vocals, especially Rob's and the audience participants.  I'm sure you'll find a way to balance things in the future.
Now there is no one home but me to irritate, I can listen to the whole thing and just plug my ears when the music is about to play. ;`}
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You can expect at least this much fun at Kids Read Comics this weekend.

+Dave Roman put together this terrific highlight reel of the fun, interactive events you'll find this weekend at the Ann Arbor District Library. It's a completely free event with hands-on activities for kids and adults led by fan-favorites like Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), and Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle).

Check out the full list of programs here:

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Kids Read Comics - A Free Comics Festival for Kids!

Featuring over 40 artists, including Matt Holm (Babymouse. Squish), Frank Cammuso (Salem Hyde), Ruth McNally Barshaw (Ellie McDoodle), and more! You can check out the full guest list here:

You can also participate in over 20 hands-on workshops led by professional comics creators and graphic novelists. Check out the full list of programming here:

Educators, librarians, and cartoonists can get a head start on the weekend by participating in the free Comics in the Classroom pre-conference, Friday, June 20:
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Here's a 2-minute video that explains why we organize KRC, and why you should make the trip out to be a part of it: Kids Read Comics
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Looking for a Stellar Author Visit at Your School?

+Dave Roman, author of Astronaut Academy, Teen Boat!, Agnes Quill, and the upcoming Starbunny, Inc. does so much more than simply talk about his process. He leads fully-interactive events that will get your students excited about reading, writing, and drawing.

I've seen this guy work a crowd. He's one of the best.

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Updated website with more info about my school/library visits. I love getting kids excited about writing & drawing! If you or someone you know is interested in having a graphic novel-centric event at your school library, get in touch! 
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Remembering Mike Wieringo

Gregg Schigiel kicks off his third year producing the Stuff Said podcast by sharing memories of working with Mike Wieringo, a super influential cartoonist whom we lost too early.

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Exploring more of the benefits of reflection & new reflection strategies on the Lean Into Art Cast!

The value of reflecting on one's work and experience has bubbled up repeatedly on the Lean Into Art Cast. Reflecting with intention helps you:
 - Focus on an upcoming task
 - Improve memory retention
 - Clarify your intended goals and perceived outcomes
 - Find valuable insights for career course-correction

We've modeled our own reflection strategies in past episodes:
LIA Cast 66 - Reflecting on Last Year, Planning for Next Year
LIA Cast 70: Mastering Your Schedule with David Seah

But what are "reflection strategies?" Is it simply keeping a journal? A private blog? Scraps of notes on index cards? Should this journaling be private, or is there any benefit to be found in sharing it?

This time we're joined by Ashley Knapp (, a cartoonist and author who has explored many reflection methods in an effort to reach readers and improve her work. Together we'll unbox how reflecting more intentionally can improve your work and help clarify your message to potential readers.

You can participate in the discussion via comments on the G+ Hangout page.
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The Kids Read Comics Draw Wall

Some of the guests from this weekend's KRC event got together to create a mural of cartoon art at Dominick's in Ann Arbor.

You can meet them (and participate in free hands-on workshops with them) at the Ann Arbor District Library today and tomorrow!

Details here:

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The trophy for this year's Kids' Comics Awards!

Only a few days left to have your kids vote in the 2014 Kids' Comics Awards:

We're announcing the winners this Sunday at Kids Read Comics (, a free comics convention for kids and families at the Ann Arbor District Library. 

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Why you should come to Kids Read Comics this June 21-22, 2014

Lucky Airlines ( put together this 2-minute video where I and two of the other KRC co-organizers explain why we put the show together every year and why you should make the trip to be a part of the show.

Here's the TL:DR - comics are good for you in terms of boosting reading comprehension skills and inspiring creativity in people of all ages.

More details at

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Talking about improving your visual memory on the LIA Cast with Brandon Dayton!

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the best drawings you make are the ones for which you have a very clear mental picture? Have you ever tried to draw something from reference materials and just can't accurately capture it? Is the first situation simply a moment of "inspiration," and the second situation "artistic funk"?

How might things change if we consider the difference between seeing and object and perceiving an object? By improving our visual memory skills, might we one day be able to draw entirely from memory like Kim Jun gi (김정기 Kim Jung gi Drawing show in 포항)?

Join us for a discussion on the role of perception in illustration with guest +Brandon Dayton, who will share some tips on how to improve your visual memory and draw with improved accuracy.

You can participate via comments on the G+ event page.
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Drawing From Memory - LIA Cast 104
Thu, June 5, 9:00 PM
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Cartoonist and Teaching Artist
Making comics, teaching comics, and leading presentations on comics.
    2004 - present
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Michigan - Arizona - Texas
Cartoonist and teaching artist.
As a cartoonist, I've worked for publishers and self-published my own comics stories. Here's a list of some things I'm known for:

I also work as a freelance illustrator (here's my portfolio). Some of my past clients include:
  • Marvel Comics
  • The Arizona Department of Tourism
  • The Arizona Nutrition Network
  • Wachovia Bank
  • Brain Age games for Nintendo

I'm a teaching artist as well, which is one of my favorite jobs. I teach comics classes and lead presentations on comics year-round in the southeast Michigan area and beyond. Here are some of the places at which I've led classes or presentations:

I co-organize the annual Kids Read Comics Celebration, a free comics event that offers a family-friendly artist alley, drawing demos, and free hands-on workshops for kids and adults.

Lastly, I'm known for creating audio and video shows about comics. I host a weekly show recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library called Comics Are Great! along with many other shows available on my website.
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Artist on the official comic for the 2013 Robo Force toy line.
  • Central Michigan University
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