Comic Art Ed! Scholarship focusing on bringing comics into the visual arts classroom. A resource for educators, students, cartoonists and the curious.
Comic Art Ed!
Comic Books in Visual Arts Education!
Welcome to Comic Art Ed! Here you will find scholarship focusing on bringing comics into the visual arts classroom. My name is Cathy G. Johnson, and I'm a cartoonist, educator and scholar. This website documents my work, and serves as a resource for other educators, students, cartoonists and the curious. Go to the About page to learn more about me and Comic Art Ed!
Feelings Faces, an Elementary Social-Emotional Arts Activity. The idea of this activity was to use the facial expression of cartooning to help build students' empathy, and to create tangible images for their intangible feelings.
6-Panel Stories, a Collaborative Comic Art Activity. At a local middle school, I had the pleasure of teaching a 5-week after school comics club. In this activity, students each have the opportunity to contribute to a 6-panel comic story.
DaD Presents, Episode 2: Zine Curator + Archivist Malana Krongelb. Malana Krongelb is the librarian at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and the founder and curator of Brown University’s first zine collection. Started in 2016, the collection focuses on sharing and preserving zines by marginalized creators and consists of titles from 1974-2018.
Figure drawing is a well-known art exercise for students of all ages, and can be approached in many different ways. The excitement and joy of cartooning is not the precision of drawing, but the communication through marks and forms. Therefore, my approach to figure drawing with my students is not about capturing the perfect form, but instead capturing the emotion that the figure is conveying.
DaD Presents, Episode 1: Educator Walker Mettling. Walker Mettling is the co-founder of the Providence Comics Consortium, which is a series of comics classes taught in Providence Community Libraries. They have produced over 25 books of kids' and adults' comics over the past 7 years.
The Comic Warriors were 12 mighty young people, ages 5 - 13. Here you will find their class anthology, collecting all 12 stories, drawn + printed in August 7 - 11, 2017.