Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I've enlarged the eyes a bit and exaggerated the lips, making them fuller. I want to get to a point where I can just draw these very fast, and very simple.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Here's a quick sketch for another Sanzoku I'm working on. I'm not particularly happy with the "feel" of this one, and I'm still not quite sure why. But I figured I'd go ahead and post it, so I can get some feedback.
We've got our Sunday sketch class tomorrow, so look for some fresh figure drawings on Monday.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Another irony in all of this is that I'm continuing to be picked up by the major national newspapers. Go figure.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I love it when a national story backs me up on a cartoon idea. I was beginning to wonder if any one "got it" and then this morning I opened my USA Today to this story about teachers selling ad space on exams so that they can afford to buy their student's supplies. Yes, you read that right. For anyone concerned over the future of education in this country, I strongly suggest a read. Administrators cut spending on supplies by a third, so teachers are left to fend for themselves. I've yet to hear even ONE administrator say "I'll take a pay cut, or even forgo my bonus this year, or buy my own gasoline, or etc., etc." It's always "where else can I cut without having to touch my well being." It's sickening. I'll make a promise right here and now - if I read about one school administrator anywhere in the country that volunteers such measures, I will be the first to dump tons and tons of praise upon him or her in this blog (insert cricket chirps here).
Anyway, here's my favorite line:
"The National Education Association says teachers spend about $430 out of their pockets each year for school supplies. This semester, Christine Van Ruiten, a teacher at E.C. Reems, a charter school in East Oakland, has spent $2,000. She scours Craigslist for free supplies and posts requests to DonorsChoose.org, which matches teachers with donors."
I wanted to make sure I posted a link here to the Donors Choose Web Site. For any teachers out there, who are contemplating taking money out of their own pockets for school supplies, go here first, and see if they can help.http://www.donorschoose.org/
Founded in 2000 by Charles Best, then a Bronx teacher, DonorsChoose has funded about 65,000 projects totaling $26 million. Best calls it "a more dignified, substantive alternative for teachers than selling candy door-to-door — and certainly than selling ad space on final exams. That's crazy."
Monday, December 1, 2008
So, it looks like I'm gonna have to REALLY start thinking outside the box now. Hell, I'm even thinking about going back into adjuncting at the local college, but after reading this, I'm not even sure about that. I'll be damned if I'm going to spend 12 hours a day driving from University to University to pull in $25K a year. That's ludicrous.
I'll keep you updated here as to what happens next.
Ho, ho , holy sh*t...