Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just In...

...from visiting a writing class at UBC, run by Tradewinds publisher Michael Katz. Michael will be a presenter at SiWC 2008, and it was great fun to talk to his group of budding author-illustrators.

One tool I can surely recommend is the new Comic Life software I've just lucked into. This is an amazing little piece of software (I bought the Magiq variety for a ridiculously low price) and I am having a blast with it. Author James McCann turned me on to it (and I think author and artist Cynthia Nugent clued him in) and I've been playing with it every day, checking out all the possibilities.

The poster you see here is an early effort -- (before I figured out how to crop pictures), but it's just a quick example of how cool this program is. I plan to post more of these comics -- and hopefully you'll see my style improve.

Last night my boy put his whole homework assignment (on Farenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury -- and may I just note -- that book NEVER grows old) together in Comic Life. Who knew homework could be so much fun?

Oh yeah... new SiWC blog post up here. Have you subscribed yet?


1 comment:

Ursula Maxwell-Lews said...

Hi Karen!
Congratulations to the Graduate.
May you (she) have -
Walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks bedside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire


(a Celtic blessing)