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Chat with graphic novelist Stephen McCranie about Cartooning!

This Skype lesson ended on 22 Nov 2013.

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My name's Stephen and I make an all-ages graphic novel series called Mal and Chad. Mal and Chad is about a boy genius and his talking dog. Together they go on crazy fun adventures!

I draw my comics digitally, which lets me use skype screenshare to do live drawings for the kids. The kids get to watch me draw all over the screen as I explain to them fundamental ideas about storytelling and drawing, and how both are essential to making great comics. At the end, I answer questions while drawing a request from the audience. Then, when the presentation is over, I sign the drawing and convert the entire document I made with the class into a pdf, which I send to the teacher to print out and pass out, if they so please.

I’m available for 8 Skype visits a month. Each visit is for approximately 25 minutes.

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The 40 page preview of Mal and Chad, Belly Flop!:

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Room209 said on the 17 Sep 00:57
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I would love for my class to hook up with you via Skype! Please let me know if you have any openings!

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BSinCO said on the 26 Jul 14:44
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Can we get a time set up? The kids will love this lesson.

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