Writers who Illustrate

Writers Illustrated: Q&A With Jeff VanderMeer, Author Of ‘Wonderbook’ by COLIN DWYER October 31, 2013 6:00 PM  Wonderbook The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff Vandermeer and Jeremy Zerfoss Paperback, 323 pages purchase nonfiction More on this book: NPR reviews, interviews and more Read an excerpt When you hear the phrase, “writing guide,” unpleasant things may spring to mind:…

The Daunting Font

There have been nights where I could waste two hours of time losing myself in trying to find the perfect font for a worksheet that I made for my students.  Much of that is my fault really, as I downloaded 3,000 fonts for my font book. But a good font choice can go a long…

INTRO TO DESIGN FOR PUBLISHING

I just signed up for an online course on design for publishing. I found it through a self-publisher whose blog I follow, named Colin Wright. This guy is amazing and I encourage you to go to his website and get inspired, I know that I do! As I continue to write my textbook, I am…

Kickstarter: Educational Comics

I have already highlighted the Reading with Pictures project out of Chicago who have conducted a successful Kickstart project, but I thought that I would troll through the pages of Kickstart comic projects that related to education in some way, shape, or form. I wish there were more of these, but of the ones that…

Chicago Wizard World Comic Con: Inspiration

This weekend, my husband and I took an in-town vacation and hit up the Wizard World Comic Con convention at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center near O’Hare airport in Rosemont. My husband has always wanted to go and despite my efforts to get San Diego con tickets, it is no use. They have a…

Inspiration: 21 Ways to use MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX.COM in the Classroom

I stumbled onto this website about how to incorporate illustration/comics into your classroom.  Of course they are using the site to promote their product, but nevertheless, it was a great list and you can tailor it to your needs I would imagine. 21 WAYS TO USE MAKEBELIEFSCOMIX.COM IN THE CLASSROOM By Bill Zimmerman, Creator, MakeBeliefsComix.com…

Inspiration: Reading With Pictures

Kickstarter is this amazing website that allows people to pitch in and help fund grassroots artists, businesses, and projects that might otherwise have a tough time getting sponsors.  While I was sifting one day on their site, I came across Reading with Pictures, a not-for-profit that is looking to get comics into the hands of school…

Inspiration: Nick Sousanis

The best place to get inspired is to see who is the best in the business.   I am inspired by the possibilities of writing a textbook for my students in illustrated format. Daunting, I know.  But what better type of textbook to write one for than a geography course? My husband has two art degrees…