Adapting the state constitution’s text into stick-figure visuals…
What are rights? How do we enact them, in actions & symbols? How do various rights & interests fit together in society?
DRAW THE LAW: US Criminal Codes
Adapting selected sections of the US criminal codes into black & white comics.
Adapting a 2012 talk given by the former Supreme Court Justice.
Graphic novels drawn directly from primary sources — the journals, letters, & even artwork of eyewitnesses to history!
VIDEOS: “How to Draw Freeman Colby”
Up-close demos of stick-figure cartooning techniques, coloring, page layout, & more…
WORKING WITH PRIMARY SOURCES:
Featuring multiple Civil War source texts & images from my research…
Simple visual tools & markups to help your historical comics come to life on the page!
Classroom project outline for creating a visual timeline of a historical era.
Overview of an integrated middle school program, researching + transcribing + drawing from the prison diary of a Union veteran.
LITERATURE & LANGUAGE
Drawing out verses & lines in panels & pages…
= Drawing out Guthrie’s musical adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel!
Life stories told by undocumented migrant farmworkers & drawn by cartoonists…
My random sporadic math cartoon feature, addressing various topics in math & art & logic…
= 650 million years in just 24 hours (& 8 pages)!
Drawing sequence & detail from a source text.
A basic narrative of how the National Forests came to be! Includes source links to the image gallery I used in my research.
It turns out there’s poetry hidden in the congressional record! Lyrics by John Weeks, music by Big Paws.
Learn about the amazing lives of loons — by cartooning them!
Observations of wintertime behavior around a backyard birdfeeder.
My 3rd grade comics students got me wondering about how magnetism affects bird migration…