October 2011

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Every morning I bring Jack and Max into school with me. Max gets dropped off at the Middle School and then Jack and I head over to my office to hang out for 40 minutes until the elementary school opens its doors. This morning we played a game of finishing each other’s stories. We started with four index cards and we each started a comic story on the first panel. he used his unnamed cat character and I used Wrinkles the Wonder Brain. When we finished the first panel, we exchange them and Jack drew the second panel of my story and I did the second panel of his. We did this for three panels and then had to scurry out the door for school, so I did one final fourth panel to draw the two stories together. As you can see form the content, Jack and I may differ chronologically in age, but mentally we are still fourth graders.

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This weekend is chock full of fun stuff. On Friday an exhibit called The Art of Illustration opens in the Art Space in downtown Huntingdon. The opening is from 6-9 and I will be on hand with the extremely talented Suzanne Beaky. The exhibit will also feature the work of Caldecott award-winner and local son Chris Raschka.

On Saturday the whole Hosler clan will be at Pittsburgh’s Toonseum for a couple talks co-sponsored by Burgh Bees, Pittsburgh’s beekeeping community. At 4:00 I will be doing a kids workshop where we draw and talk about bugs. At 7:30 there I will talk about making science comics, drawing bees and the process of merging science and art.

If you live in the area, stop by. It should be fun!