Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Overview of some comics

Since the minor twitter outbreak stemming from Maureen Bakis's original article fueled by Cathy Davidson's subsequent post, (a huge thank you to both!) numerous folks have posted links to the interviews or other excerpts from my work. Very cool - grateful to all for the support. Occasionally though some of the reposts have been misconstrued as being my work itself - particularly excerpts from my HASTAC talk - which is most definitely NOT a comic, nor intended to be one. So for folks new to the site and what i'm up to, I thought i'd post a few links to existing pieces that offer a more accurate sense of what I'm up to, and what the dissertation might look like. (Of course, one is encouraged to scroll through the site for a more in depth look as well!) On to drawing - and more new work to share soon. Thanks - Nick

Maxine Says - on legendary educational philosopher Maxine Greene
Mind the Gaps - on narrative research in the book On Narrative Inquiry by Vinz & Schaafsma
Learning Pathways - this piece created for Robbie McClintock's course - most likely will serve in some ways as bookends for the dissertation, thematically at least.
The Importance of Seeing Double - on the nature of interdisciplinary studies
Five Senses of Engagement - collaboration with Syracuse prof Timothy K. Eatman
Sketching - a brief look at the process of drawing

Monday, March 5, 2012

Diamond Interview and...

A while back, Maureen Bakis, author of the Graphic Novel Classroom, visited my class at TC, and followed up with an e-interview of me. It's just now published on Diamond Bookshelf's site here. In the work, I share on my thoughts on comics and education, resources for teachers, and what i'm up to with a comics dissertation.

Thanks to Maureen for the opportunity to speak on my work and to Diamond for running the piece. - Nick

UPDATE - since I first posted this, Cathy Davidson - of the National Council for the Humanities and author of Now You See It - wrote a lovely piece on me on the HASTAC site - and then tweeted it. Tweets about comic book dissertation have since been bouncing around the twittersphere! My first experience seeing that in action. Thanks, Cathy, and all the folks who've been RT'ing since - that was pretty cool. Getting to drawing now - ante raised! - Nick

Thursday, March 1, 2012

In the news!

A brief interview on my work in comics and creativity at Teachers College in the school's monthly publication. Check it out here. Thanks to Siddhartha Mitter for the writeup.

For more on what i'm up to on the dissertation - check out this pdf of a December talk i gave.

More new comics to come...