Finish Him!

Mike Lynch has a really fun post over at this blog where he discusses a cartoon class he’s teaching and, aw heck, I’ll let him explain it…

As you may or may not know, I teach cartooning. recently, I’ve been teaching some junior high and high school kids in Milton, NH. Last week, the cartoon class was given five comic strips. The first 3 panels are drawn (see below), but the last one needs to be completed.

In addition to his students, Mike also asked anyone who wanted to to send one in.

Here’s the one I picked to finish:


I won’t give mine away, but I hear Mike’s gonna post all the stuff he’s been getting soon.

How much fun is this?!

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Jimmy’s Non Sequitur

Regular reader, Jimmy, wanted to see a little more of the inside of the Trib’s new comics section, especially the vertical Non Sequitur.

Here you go:

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Sorry about the lighting and the general crumminess of the picture. I took it at 5:14 AM before my first cup of coffee.

I think NS holds up well. No idea if Wiley had to change anything.

Peanuts, however, doesn’t work so well vertically:

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Kinda awkward IMHO.

Anyway, there’s a look inside for ya!

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Don’t Sweat the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Cheese Movers and What They Learned in Kindergarten

NapkinbookThis book showed up in my Newsweek last week, and my Fast Company this week.

From the synopsis:

Used properly, a simple drawing on a humble napkin is more powerful than Excel or PowerPoint. It can help crystallize ideas, think outside the box, and communicate in a way that people simply "get". In this book Dan Roam argues that everyone is born with a talent for visual thinking, even those who swear they can’t draw.

This strikes me as one of those crazy-idea-that-just-might-work books that come and go in a year or so, but I’m close to ordering it if, for no other reason, than to find some way to justify more cartoon usage.

Aw heck, it’s a write-off.  I’m ordering.

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