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Everybody Manage To Celebrate Without ‘Splodin’? Cool.

Big thing, via community servant extraordinaire John Baird:

On June 24, 2008, the Create a Comic Project was awarded a Small Neighborhood Grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (CFGNH). The award will go toward sponsoring the Comic Making Tournament III, the CCP’s major annual event where children wield their imaginations to create their sequential art masterpieces.
The Comic Making Tournament III is planned to take place in either March or May 2009. Like the previous tournaments, it is aimed at the population of disadvantaged children in New Haven. The tournament hands out prizes that these children would not normally be able to afford, such as art books and supplies, as well as graphic novels and webcomic apparel.

The tournament will feature a number of events for the kids to compete in, such as creating single page comics, multi-page comics, and arranging panels in nonlinear fashion. The tournament, like the comic project, will use two types of templates for its events: blank comics for children to draw their own and those with art but without words for children to provide the dialogue.

Small things:

  • Been following and Chris Baldwin‘s diary comic since well before my dog showed up as a bit player. Not visible in this drawing: the blissed-out look on her face from Baldwin’s attentive ear-scritching.
  • For some reason, I don’t feel like shouting AAAAAAH EYES because the color is so pretty; as A Girl and Her Fed careens towards strip number 500, the plot just keeps drawing me further in.
  • First “bork”, now “snailing”. Sweden is full of linguistically-creative perverts.
  • So my wife calls down the stairs to me on Saturday evening, “Turn on the radio! Lore‘s on All Things Considered!” This was supposed to happen about six weeks ago, but better late than never.
  • Finally, Only 939 views (as of this writing)? C’mon, people, it’s the Clango & Granulac show! RS3 asking the collected brainpower of Google how to make webcomics more easily content-searchable? That’s him doing all of you a solid.

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