Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Up and Coming Comic Artists

My Drawing classes just finished with one of my favorite units of the year: Comic Art. I love this unit because it gives students a lot of experience with project work. There are a lot of steps that require attention to detail and each step builds on the previous one, giving me the ability to use a hot education buzz-word- scaffolding. I also love this unit because I get to read dozens of hilarious comics created by middle school kids. The Sunday paper has nothing on these kids:

"The Adventures of Lulu"
Lulu's superpower is an extra-sensory ability to find cookies and cream ice cream, which she does effortlessly in the above comic strip.

"Lizard Man"
The creator of "Lizard Man" has a love/ hate relationship with me as a teacher. The day he wrote the above story must have been one of those "hate" days because he has depicted me as a bank robber who gets caught in the act by Lizard Man.

I love what comes out of the minds of brilliant honor students who are model citizens. Even they need to be a little bit bad sometimes, even if it's just as a comic book character created in the Drawing class in which they have 102% and perfect attendance.

""Douglas Duck: The Alpha Terminator"
This is one of my favorites of the year because the main character, who happens to be evil, uses super farts to fly fast, enabling him to break into jewelry stores and steal priceless gems. It doesn't get any better than this.

1 comment:

  1. Those were hilarious. Douglas the Alpha Terminator Duck rules.