I just started a couple of residencies in Northern New Jersey. I’m 2 days into a 5 day residency in at Gilmore School in Union City. I just introduced the students to complex facial emotions and they came up with some great work I’ll be posting later. Meanwhile, I had my first meeting with the hard-working and committed folks at an elementary school in Paterson. I’ll be working with five different groups of kids over 10 packed days, introducing them to how some of the language arts concepts like plot structure, character and setting translate into comics language. In the end, a core group of kids will produce their own comics that we’ll print and bind for family, friends, and prosperity. I’m looking forward to having a long residency where we can really dig into the work and have some creative things happen.