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“Un Millón de Amigos” (video) - Here’s a video of “Un Millón de Amigos”, performed (and drawn) by my Coffee Camp students at La Hermandad:
Compas de Nicaragua (La Primavera, Managua) - Fotos from the ultimate Comics Workshop of the January 2014 trip, at Barrio La Primavera (Managua):
Burning - Sparrows rise phoenix-like from the long-abandoned fields ...
Masaya Crater, as Seen from Runway - A quick peek at local geothermic activity upon arrival at Managua:
Planting Papaya & Maggots on the Volcano - A visit to Finca Bona Fide on the slopes of dormant volcano Maderas (Ometepe) ...
Concepcion Volcano, from San Jorge - Quick beachside sketch of Concepcion, island of Ometepe, as seen from the old port town of San Jorge:
La Chispa Comics - Our students at La Chispa library (Matagalpa) try their hands at autobio comics:
First Glimspse of the Sea - A few fotos from our recent annual Coffee Camp field trip to Leon & the Pacific coast at Poneloya ...
Healthcare time! - Our Coffee Camps provide students with regular visits from healthcare experts, including our student nurse, Anielka ...
Ama tu ritmo / Love Your Rhythm (Dario) - A passionate Dario poem with a mathematical pulse ...
Nica History: José Dolores Estrada - Quick classroom snapshot of José Dolores Estrada's contributions to Nicaraguan history ...
“Un Millón de Amigos” (More Verses) - Here are some more verses to Roberto Carlos's beloved song, as sung/drawn/realized by my students at Ocalca Coffee Camp ...
La Hermandad: Mirando el Futuro / Looking at the Future - Here's another project we've been working on at La Hermandad Coffee Camp ...
La Hermandad: Signs - Here are some philosophical signs from around our Coffee Camp ...
Camp Kitchen - Here's our camp kitchen... the morning tortillas are fresh off the pan:
View from La Hermandad - Part of the beauty of the scene is how it changes almost every hour ...
“Nicaragua Mia” (Verse 3) - Here is the final verse to Guerra's famous corrido ...
Measuring the Harvest - The whole plantation pauses as picking stops for the afternoon, and everyone gathers at the beneficio to measure out each team's haul ...
Harvest Passing By School House Door - Drawn from my seat at the back of the room.
Artistas Pinoleras - I caught these two sisters drawing before camp one morning this week ...
Coffee Harvest Sketch (Guest Post) - Brigade member Kjol Johnson contributes this sketch ...
La Hermandad: How We Produce Coffee - Here, my students would like to give you a basic overview of the various stages of coffee production on their semi-organic plantation ...
Series of Pictures? - Sometimes it's a fine line in the comics classroom...
Artists of La Chispa - Some of the young artists we worked with during a recent visit to La Chispa library in Matagalpa:
La Hermandad: Morning Weather - One thing I love about the weather here in the mountains of Northern Nicaragua -- it's so open to interpretation.
Matagalpa Panorama - A panoramic look at Matagalpa, from the mirador:
Snacktime at Ocalca - Whiteboard comics from afternoon refrigerio (snack time) at Ocalca ...
Drawing & More at Ocalca - Drawing comics, in between nutritious snacks, a motivational (& preventative) visit from a country dentist, and more...
“Nicaragua Mia” (Ocalca Camp) - Artwork inspired by the lyrics of "Nicaragua Mia", as drawn by students & brigadistas...
Ocalca: Comics for Translation - More comics for translation... and to facilitate the process, I've transcribed some of the handwriting:
Ocalca Coffee Camp Visit - Fotos from a recent Coffee Camp at Ocalca village:

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