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Daisy will educate the kiddies!

Mon Sep 3, 2007, 5:28 PM
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So I just got this e-mail:

"Ms. Smith,

I am a volunteer at the Carnegie Library. I'm planning to run a program called the "Create a Comic Project" (CCP), which was previously run at the New Haven Public Library. The CCP is designed to help kids from 3rd grade through high school practice their creative writing skills and improve their literacy by way of using comics. You can read more about the CCP here:

shortner.com/v0
yaledailynews.com/articles/vie…

For the CCP, I use two kinds of templates: blank panels for children to draw on and photocopies of comics with the dialogue removed. Currently, I'm using templates based on several webcomics whose creators have given me permission, such as Questionable Content, Shortpacked, and Penny & Aggie. I would like permission to use Daisy is Dead in the CCP, as well.

I have a website where I post copies of comics made by the students:

ccproject.comicgenesis.com

I would like your permission to post comic templates based on your art with dialogue written by my kids. Even though Fair Use would let me do so without asking, I feel it's important that you know and approve of how your art is used. If you don't feel comfortable with either of these requests, please reply and I won't use your comic for my English literacy exercise. At the end of its last run, the CCP met with considerable success; I'm hoping to achieve the same results this time. Thank you!

Sincerely,

John Baird "

I was a wee bit suspicious at first, but after reading the articles he linked to and poking around the website for a bit, it's become pretty obvious that it's legit (and now I'm sure I'm gonna get someone asking how I could have possibly not heard about this yet.) I asked John to send me some examples of what the kids come up with using Daisy templates, and if there are any really good ones, I might do as Jeph Jacques did on QC and post 'em. www.questionablecontent.net/vi…

Also, check out the webcomic one of the kids was inspired to do after attending one of the CCP sessions: mooseyandgosh.com/

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saronix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist
That sounds like something that could be very fun, I wish other language classes would use this technique. It'd make my classes a whole lot more fun. (Almost said 'funner' ha.)
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createacomic Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Thanks for letting me use your comic! I shall definitely keep you appraised of the results!
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cozmictwinkie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
Cool! Thanks! :D
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a moment, that title misled me - I was just thinking on how a Zombie Girl could teach kids what happens when we die...

But the Comic Project sounds cooler! I'd say if you're game, go for it! :)
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greatshoyru Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
he sounds awesome, nice and i'm going to keep a tab on that page with the kids results!

go you!
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Artytoons Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
The first and foremost rule is Daisy is dead...but she can be lively and cute when motivated.

The kiddies can take it from there.
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Hitlersbrain Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Coolness!
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ACitizenoftheWorld Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Oh, that ROCKS Linds. I remember when Jeph posted 'em, I was all sorts of ecstatic.
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Tanukitsune1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He he, I'd love to see what the kiddies will do with your strip! :giggle:

For a moment I thought you were going to teach kids to make comics, which would have rocked too!
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cozmictwinkie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
That would also be awesome! :D
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