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ComicGen back up and Clallam Bay Comicon!
But I have decided to revive my Liliane Comicgenesis site, since I have been asked to be the guest artist for Donna Barr's Clallam Bay Comicon, in Clallam Bay, WA, USA, on July 9-10, 2016!
You can get news on the Clallam Bay con by visiting Donna's site.
There is a GoFundMe to help me and my son travel from Martensville (just north of Saskatoon, SK) to Vancouver by train, and then by car to the comicon, if you are at all interested in helping out.0 comments so far
Rainbow Rumpus Toolbar and March '10 Rosenblue
March issue of Rosen'Blue & Sassafras over at Rainbow Rumpus (site for kids with lgbt parents) which is about going crazy with Cabin Fever!
And also DO sign up for downloading their Rainbow Rumpus Toolbar. They are getting $1 per toolbar downloaded between April 7 and 9. Here's their spiel:
Download the Rainbow Rumpus Toolbar and Help Us Earn Up to $5,000!
Note, I also did the illo to their March story! Check it out!
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April 2009 Rosen'Blue: Donated!
In the meantime, I invite you to go look at the April installment of Rosen'Blue & Sassafras
While you are there, take a look at the rest of their site, which is a fantastic resource for children with lgbt parents. They are looking for funding right now, and are seeking donations large or small. Join me: I donated the April Rosen'Blue comic, a $300 value! I would love if you could give just a little!
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Maus Creator now doing Children's Books
The books, called Toon Books are a brilliant idea for beginning readers. The left to right, up to down visual narrative of comics gets the kids into the same reading habits re text on the page. The visuals help greatly with comprehension. The use of speech bubbles helps with the concept of dialogue vs narrative text. And the comic format draws kids in, being more associated with entertainment than education.
Comics have previously been used to draw in reluctant readers who are teens or preteens, but to my knowledge this is one of the first times that grades 1-4 have been targeted by this type of format. And they are using wellknown comic artists for their authors. Brilliant move.
Check out their website. They have sample pages such as these from the upcoming Little Mouse Gets Ready by Bone creator Jeff Smith.
Beautiful, simple, appealing. One of the first published, Stinky by Eleanor Davis, has even earned a Theodor Seuss Guesel Honor Book award.0 comments so far
No work= New Comics! And March 2009 Rosenblue
In other news, I have also used said free time and brain space to do new Rosenblue 'n Sassafras comics for Rainbow Rumpus, the website for kids with lgbt parents. The new March issue is up now! Check it out!