How to Prepare To Teach a Comics Workshop on Flickr.Super excited to announce that I am teaching a drawing and writing comics course at The Garrison Art Center for teens and adults this fall!  Yippee!  You can sign up here: http://www.garrisonartcenter.org/ed_classes.cfm (I’m lucky #13 listed on the right hand side).
For those of you on the Hudson Line, including New Yorkers, the Garrison Art Center is literally STEPS away from the Garrison Train Station if you feel like joining us on Saturday afternoons.  Garrison is an hour and 15 minutes from Grand Central on The Hudson Line.  Think of it: ride up the glorious Hudson River and then come draw a comic about it with me.

How to Prepare To Teach a Comics Workshop on Flickr.

Super excited to announce that I am teaching a drawing and writing comics course at The Garrison Art Center for teens and adults this fall! Yippee! You can sign up here: http://www.garrisonartcenter.org/ed_classes.cfm (I’m lucky #13 listed on the right hand side).

For those of you on the Hudson Line, including New Yorkers, the Garrison Art Center is literally STEPS away from the Garrison Train Station if you feel like joining us on Saturday afternoons. Garrison is an hour and 15 minutes from Grand Central on The Hudson Line. Think of it: ride up the glorious Hudson River and then come draw a comic about it with me.

How to Prepare To Teach a Comics Workshop instructional comics comics comics about teaching Summer Pierre

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The thing is, when you live abroad, your perspective on home changes, and is complicated to the point that “home” starts to require scare quotes. What is home? And simultaneously, your understanding of how much you are (in my case) an American makes equally clear how very much you are not, and will never be (again, in my case) a French person. If that was your goal (it’s not mine, in this case). So staying put will mean that you’re not at home either…

But a part of me yens for a feeling of rootedness. I imagine that sometime I’ll find myself in the place I want to be, and I will stay there, because I will want to be there. I will visit other places, but there will be this one place that feels like home, and I’m going to want to be back there. But I’m in my mid 40s now and it hasn’t happened yet, so possibly the whole notion is just a fantasy.

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- Jessica Abel’s beautiful meditation on realizing home and identity while being far away from it. 

Jessica Abel

An epic mail day: Ivan Brunetti, Weng Pixin, Jessie Hartland, Kat McNally, & Mystery Lynne from Maine.  I almost fainted.  Seriously.

An epic mail day: Ivan Brunetti, Weng Pixin, Jessie Hartland, Kat McNally, & Mystery Lynne from Maine.  I almost fainted.  Seriously.