I’ll Meet You in the Middle: A Life of Comics and Community

Final product for the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program at Goddard College

 

ABSTRACT

Just as the spaces between comics panels rely on the reader’s imaginative participation, so too do the spaces between entries in one cartoonist’s career. The following collection of work is arranged as just that: work from the bookshelves of an emerging visual storyteller and creative facilitator. Pieces range from comics and text-image haiku, to workshop materials and program guides, to illustrated interviews and artist organization plans. They form a series of distinct volumes that, taken one after the other, invite reader participation to instill deeper meaning—meaning that is at the heart of this artist’s work and his place in the world. The reader is invited to explore, to wander, to imagine—to add some of his or her life to the spaces in between.

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Contents

 


GETTING STARTED

Introduction and Contents

Introduction and Contents

 

01 Prologue: (Imagined) Note to Future Self, 2012

Prologue: (Imagined) Note to Future Self, 2012

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SHELF I: CREATION | INVESTIGATION

02 Wandering Goodheart (Shelf I Preface)

Wandering Goodheart (Shelf I Preface)

 

03 Haiku for Gale

Haiku for Gale

 

04 What's Up with Rabbit's Computer?: A Masai Folktale, v1.2

What’s Up with Rabbit’s Computer?: A Masai Folktale, v1.2

 

05 Watterson, Crumb, and Conversations of 1

Watterson, Crumb, and Conversations of 1

 

06 Thanks for Your Commitment (A Comic in Progress)

Thanks for Your Commitment (A Comic in Progress)

 

07 Fellowship Application Materials

Fellowship Application Materials

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SHELF II: FACILITATION | EDUCATION

08 Harley Traces Superman (Shelf II Preface)

Harley Traces Superman (Shelf II Preface)

 

09 Pedagogy Statement

Pedagogy Statement

 

10 Comics Instructional Materials: Workshop Plans

Comics Instructional Materials: Workshop Plans

 

10 Comics Instructional Materials: Blog Posts

Comics Instructional Materials: Blog Posts

 

11 Stories & Symbols: An Artist Group Study Program Guide

Stories & Symbols: An Artist Group Study Program Guide

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SHELF III: CONVERSATION | INSPIRATION

12 Towards the Tail of the Spiral (Shelf III Preface)

Towards the Tail of the Spiral (Shelf III Preface)

 

13 Tell Me Your Myth: Artist Collaborative Project Preview

Tell Me Your Myth: Artist Collaborative Project Preview

 

14 Wanna Make Comics? (A Work in Progress)

Wanna Make Comics? (A Work in Progress)

 

15 Waldoboro Farmers Market Vendor Profiles (A Work in Progress)

Waldoboro Farmers Market Vendor Profiles (A Work in Progress)

 

16 At the Heart of It All: Narrative Arts Organization Plan

At the Heart of It All: Narrative Arts Organization Plan

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MOVING FORWARD

17 Epilogue: Note to Future Self, 2014

Epilogue: Note to Future Self, 2014

 

18 References and Annotations

References and Annotations

 


COPYRIGHT

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