The Near-Sighted Monkey

Dear Students,

This is the little movie I wanted to show you in class yesterday but wasn’t able to.

These are your one minute drawings from the beginning of the semester, most recently used for color-pencil practice.

Can you dig it?  I am digging it very strongly.

Sincerely,

Professor Chewbacca

Dear Making Comics Class,
This is what I like to do. Find a simple character that keeps showing up in my comp book, one I like drawing and fold a page into 16 chambers and just try to follow what they might do and what might happen next. Twirlita showed up a couple of years ago. All she wants to do is finish one dance without being interrupted. Will it ever happen?
Sincerely,
Professor Chewbacca

Dear Making Comics Class,

This is what I like to do. Find a simple character that keeps showing up in my comp book, one I like drawing and fold a page into 16 chambers and just try to follow what they might do and what might happen next. Twirlita showed up a couple of years ago. All she wants to do is finish one dance without being interrupted. Will it ever happen?

Sincerely,

Professor Chewbacca

Press play to hear Professor Chewbacca’s  (AKA Lynda Barry) final comments to her dear students regarding crayons and mortality.

See the entire collection of animated student commentary regarding using crayons here

Dear Students,

Welcome to Spring Semester! Here’s some information about our class.

Sincerely,

Professor Chewbacca

Page one of first hand-out for students in Lynda Barry’s spring semester classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dear Students,
I’m very much looking forward to our first class tomorrow. Here is page one of the syllabus. 

Sincerely,
Professor Chewbacca

Page one of first hand-out for students in Lynda Barry’s spring semester classes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dear Students,

I’m very much looking forward to our first class tomorrow. Here is page one of the syllabus.

Sincerely,

Professor Chewbacca

First letter to Lynda Barry’s Spring Semester students.

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dear Students,

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday. Don’t forget your crayons, your scotch tape and your black Flair pen.

Sincerely,

Professor Chewbacca

The Near-Sighted Monkey is flipped out in love with Steve, created by Gorilla Grodd (Jason Gray) in Making Comics- Art 448— University of Wisconsin-Madison.

steveplaysbass:

The Origin of Steve

Created by Preston Blair, an animator who worked for both Disney and Warner Bros.

Little comics everywhere.

sexycodicology:

Some images from the Erlangen-Nürnberg University Library that we added to the DMMmaps.

Our post, links and details: http://j.mp/1lYij0z

Comics from the 1200’s
discardingimages:

ants Liber de natura bestiarum, England after 1236.
British Library, Harley 3244, fol. 50r

Comics from the 1200’s

discardingimages:

ants 

Liber de natura bestiarum, England after 1236.

British Library, Harley 3244, fol. 50r

Gulliermo Del Toro drawing on lined three-ring binder paper
Comics from the 1200’s
discardingimages:
Thomas of Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, France ca. 1290.
Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 320, fol. 72r

Comics from the 1200’s

discardingimages:

Thomas of Cantimpré, Liber de natura rerum, France ca. 1290.

Valenciennes, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 320, fol. 72r

Comics from the 1300’s
miscellaneous-art:

discardingimages
triangle face
Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.
British Library, Add 42130, fol. 80r

Comics from the 1300’s

miscellaneous-art:

discardingimages

triangle face

Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340.

British Library, Add 42130, fol. 80r

Daily composition notebook drawings by “Knuckles Hemingway”

Making Comics- Art 448  University of Wisconsin Madison

Fall 2013

Instructor: Professor Sluggo (Lynda Barry)

Daily composition notebook drawing by “Knuckles” (aka Hershel Kissinger)

Making Comics - Art 448  Fall 2013

Instructor: Professor Sluggo (aka Lynda Barry)