24.1.14

Chapter 510 children's illustration


I'm very excited to share with you the creation of several new and some remixing of older characters for a new literacy based organization starting NOW in Oakland called Chapter 510. The organization Chapter 510 are a group of educators, writers, and artists like my self who are working to assist young people and teachers in furthering creative writing and reading! This is BIG. There are already many after school programs which offer tutoring and all Oakland schools offer basic english, but it is exciting to see an organization focus on the literacy aspect since so the ability is so important. And it has been a great honor to work with them in crafting character's that not only reflect kids from the town, but are genuinely fun to do as an artist.

For several months now I have been meeting and working with the team and I hope this is the first of many posts to come about this collaboration, which will no doubt help a lot of kids see through the BS and see a road to their expression through stories, journalism, etc.

 If you are a teacher, a student, or storyteller, they need you. They are looking for volunteers specifically at Met West High school in Oakland. Check out the process of one of these characters and soem of the finished ones. Please visit the website which features more information about what they do and please check out the facebook. To be continued....

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