The Peabody Essex Museum invited me back as a guest artist for their Arts Adventures Club, a summer program for creatively ambitious kids who want to develop portfolios over the summer. As resident cartoonist, I’ll be teaching a unit on making comics. I’ve had really wonderful experiences there and I can’t wait to go back in a few weeks! At the end of each session, the kids hold an exhibition in the lobby of the museum, and last year the event fell on my birthday. A bunch of them made copies of their cartooning work as gifts. Best. Birthday. Ever.
The week after that, I’ll be shipping up to White River Junction, Vermont to participate in the Graphic Novel Workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies. I’ve been teaching so long now, it’ll be amazing to spend five blissful days focusing on improving my own work amongst like-minded folks. It’s been far too long since I’ve been on the receiving end of creative instruction. I am so very, very stoked.
That being said, I am always available to do cartooning and other storytelling-related workshops! I’ve held them at many schools, libraries, museums, and other community-oriented organizations. To learn more, visit my workshops page.