An English Language Comic Book From The Jungle

A few months ago, I caught a glimpse of an impressive piece of anime art a student of mine drew in his journal. I complimented him on it & he was delighted. Pretty soon he was showing me other pieces of really impressive art he did on his own. I felt really impressed & touched that he would share this with me. I feel that he is like a little spark in the middle of nowhere. I never expected such artistic talent from my jungle school students.

This experience left me wondering how I could help students with such talents showcase it & get it out there into the world for everyone to enjoy. I want him to develop his talent, be proud of it & use it to do good for the community.

An idea came to me as I was discussing an English Language Newspaper for my school (will blog about this very soon) with my selected newspaper dream team. I thought of including a hand-drawn comic strip in the monthly newspaper. As I discussed the idea with the newspaper team, they told me that there were at least 4 students with extraordinary drawing skills. After the meeting, I gathered these students & asked if they were interested in having a publication of their own: an English language comic book. They lit up & immediately got to work.

My team of talented artists.
I will talk about my reasons for wanting to produce an English language comic book for my students in a following blog post. For now, let me share the 1st edition of our school's comic book. Enjoy!


View the other comics here.
What did you think? Comment below!
Did you like it? Do share & spread the word!
I will continue to publish their work on my blog for all to enjoy!

Comments

  1. They have great talent. Good foundation and with the right directions in creative writing, frame pacing and stroke practice they can be great cartoonists/mangaka.

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    1. I'm not the right mentor for this but I'll be the one who puts their work out there! =)

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  2. Anonymous5/8/14 01:23

    I stumbled upon your blog while researching about CPT and I must say, your blog is truly inspirational! I can't wait to teach in rural Sarawak and hopefully becoming a great teacher like you.

    p/s: I would love to have you as my mentor! :D


    -ASarawakianTraineeTeacherAwaitingPlacement






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    1. All the best to you, teacher awaiting placement.

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