Parallax and Eratosthenes

I’ve begun Chapter Two in earnest! Pages are roughed out and starting to assembled finished pages. The first page here is a reworking of a piece i did some time ago called “Mind the Gaps” as a chapter for a book by my advisor Ruth Vinz on narrative inquiry. One side note, in the earlier…

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District Comics

A while back, award-winning science comics writer and great guy Jim Ottaviani invited me to collaborate with him on a story he was writing for the anthology District Comics – an unconventional history of Washington, D.C. edited by Matt Dembicki, who had previously put together the award-winning Trickster anthology. The chance to work with Jim…

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visiting EA Abbott’s Flatland

Last post, i shared an incomplete preview page to accompany an article professor Morna McDermott wrote incorporating some of my work on flatness. Now I’ve got a complete segment of pages, that comprise the first half of the interlude spanning Chapters One and Two. They pick up the themes of the first chapter, but start…

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Flattening education – preview image

The other day, i had the opportunity to connect with Prof. Morna McDermott and the two of us went to visit with Maxine Greene (see my comic on her here). The ensuing conversation sprawled all that’s going on with education and possibilities for change. Morna wrote up her reflections incorporating some images of my work…

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Tops – Chapter One Complete!

Chapter One is completed!! This first chapter has been a long process to say the least – but excited with how it’s all come together. This pair of pages is essentially the close of the chapter, there’s a brief coda that follows, which i may post here. I’ve actually not posted very many of the…

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Comics & Education – News/interviews

Briefly: the Denver – Rocky Mountain Comics/Ed conference rocked! Got to hang out and learn from folks like Maureen Bakis, James Bucky Carter, Charles Hatfield, RC Harvey, and Scott McCloud! Plus met a lot of new folks doing great work in comics along the way. Thanks to Christina Angel and crew for hosting a fantastic…

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Rocky Mt Comics conference and Rabbits at GLC

This week, I’ll be hitting the road for Denver to present at the Rocky Mountain Conference for Comics and Graphic Novels – attached to the Denver Comic Con. I’m giving a talk on my dissertation work entitled “Comics as a Tool for Inquiry: A Dissertation in Comic Book Form Reimagines Scholarship”, which builds on previous…

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Arts & Humanities…

This past year I’ve served as a PAGE fellow (Publicly Active Graduate Education) within the Imagining America consortium. A little while back in the midst of presidential candidate debates, PAGE hosted a tele-conference to discuss the importance of the university experience and Arts & Humanities education to push back against some of the candidates’ views. After…

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Presentations this week…

A full week ahead of talking comics. Tonight (Monday, May 14), i’ll be sharing briefly about my dissertation with the newly formed NY Comics and Picture-Stories Symposium. It’s a great group of creators and thinkers on comics, just formed by NYC cartooning legend Ben Katchor. Catch the second session tonight and be part of whatever…

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