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New Comic on Medium!

January 27, 2015

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I have a brand new comic about teaching, making comics, and why we can or can’t draw–and it’s on Medium!  You’ll notice I actually USED A RULER!

  1. John Dunn permalink
    January 27, 2015 3:05 pm

    I have another idea for you (though it might not be a money-maker): a cartooning class for “senior citizens”, folks over 65. And I could help by showing them that even an aging schlepp like me can draw!

    I also want to develop something I call “Fat Fingers Origami”, where you do the folding with BIGGGG piece of paper.

    See you on Thursday evening.


    Sent from my iPad


  2. summer permalink*
    January 27, 2015 3:08 pm

    Wait–tell me more about this “fat fingers origami” idea…that could SELL!

  3. January 27, 2015 10:10 pm

    Ooh, I need to show this strip to my ten year old, in the hope that it’ll help prevent (or at least dilute) that phenomenon. Worth a try, surely!

  4. GStark permalink
    January 28, 2015 4:19 am

    You know, it’s not just drawing…

    How many times have you heard ‘I can’t sing’ or dance.

    We contort ourselves like crazy trying to shape our uniqueness into the ordinary and we end up knotted in one way or another like a root bound petunia.

    We are silly – but that news is older than dirt.

  5. January 29, 2015 2:54 am

    OH WOW! I love your Boxes comic! Then again I love a lot of your comics. 😀 I can always relate. Especially drawing as a kid. I think it is important to remember that we should draw because “we love it,” even if we are not that good. ( And not compare ourselves to others.) Sometimes we may feel discouraged by someone who does better drawings than us, but we should look at them as inspiration and learn from them.

  6. January 29, 2015 2:54 am

    I also think that is awesome you get to teach both adults and kids at the same time. What an amazing experience. I can’t imagine how creative it can get with those two parties in one room!

  7. summer permalink*
    January 29, 2015 4:20 pm


  8. January 30, 2015 3:49 pm

    Here’s one of what I do:

    Canary Row Hoe Ho

    There’s a hippy girl in my class who wears Mao’s cap, dates
    a long-haired boy and wrote a kick-ass environmental piece.
    You’d like to poke through every long-leafed elephant-ear on
    campus, stroking nature, this beautiful sub-plot, with hoe, adze,
    al or clipper: chopping down in order to raise back up, involved
    with earth as is intended. Some say a new time has come, White
    Buffalo and all. Consequences outnumber rewards at a twenty to
    one clip, as Mongolians suffer from bad air and China’s expanding
    desert, even though they’ve done their part to live in a preservationist
    way. But global means brutal these days: global trade = wage slave,
    global warming = no food, global war = death for the multitudes,
    profit for the stinking rich few. Love abounds in campus towns,
    while “repo-men” reap millions, and songbirds still find seeds around
    as legs spread out the leaves. Our new man is African, and that’s
    so fine with me, and babies laugh, and mothers smile, here in the
    land of the free. So what that free means money, instead of love
    and food. When no one has a dime to spare, friendship will lift
    our mood. Or will there be the occasional hijacked truck or plane?
    Who cares as long as we can load up the kids, drive south to live
    in a genuine, warm, Steinbeck-decorated pipe that used to be a drain.

  9. January 31, 2015 9:27 pm

    Boxes was excellent. Love it, love it, love it. Keep it up, Summer. I am immensely inspired by your work.

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