Bobby Draws: A Journey

I’ve always said comics are an inherently inclusive, accessible medium.  But how can disabled artists draw comics if, for example, they can’t use their hands, move their bodies, or even describe their story ideas to assistants?  Some of my students (and their aides) taught me how during a recent COMICS WORKSHOP at Greenfield, NH’s Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Student artwork samples are based loosely on original artwork, © by COMICS WORKSHOP students.
Character names have been changed to preserve privacy.


This mini-comic was created as part of a Crotched Mountain artist residency with Marek Bennett, offered through a partnership with the Arts Alliance of Northern NH under a VSA contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

3 thoughts on “Bobby Draws: A Journey

  1. DUDE ! Don’t make me love and admire you anymore than I already do!!!

    I vaguely remember you mentioning this gig. Sounded wonderful!!!

    I noted a VSA connection with this. Did I ever mention I was on the Board of VSA/NH for a few years? Deborah Stuart who I believe you know who headed up VSA-NH and worked at the national office for a while, was married to Ash Eames who I believe you’ve heard me talk about

    Overlapping circles everywhere!

    THanks for passing this along, Marek!

    On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 12:39 PM, http://www.MarekBennett.com wrote:

    > Marek posted: “I’ve always said comics are an inherently inclusive, > accessible medium. But how can artists draw comics if, for example, they > can’t use their hands, move their bodies, or even describe their story > ideas to assistants? Some of my students (and their aide” >

  2. So encouraging. I find it so frightful to think about not being able to move like that. It’s comforting to see that you can always open up new worlds and new dimensions.

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