So tired. It’s been a hard week. Lots going on, classes being filled with Things To Do and New Things To Try, which is always tiring and demanding. I finally got a class set up with Flickr accounts and today they uploaded some photos to them. The next step is to see if we can arrange buddy groupings for peer self-assessment through leaving comments. I am pretty confident it will work technologically, but the big question is whether it will make any positive difference to the quality of work. Watch this space…
In other news, I had a nice email from Jeff Lewis today responding to an off the cuff comment I made in my review of his recent Bristol show. I was basically saying ‘hey Jeff, how about coming into my lessons with your comics and doing some ‘lectures’ in place of my Powerpoint presentations.’ It would be so cool if he could come by when I’m doing my comics project with the Year 7s. How cool would that be?! Yay! Anyway, I’ll post the review on Tangents later tonight, and it should also be on the Plan B site shortly.
Speaking of comics, I bought the Whiteout: Melt book this afternoon and I am so looking forward to reading that. Also got book 3 of the Powers series. I got Book 1 a few weeks ago and at first I was totally unconvinced, but now I am kind of hooked. Even though it gave me a bad dream last night after I finished up with the ‘Roleplay’ story arc that makes up book 2. And in more comics news I had a lovely box arrive from Top Shelf today also. A super fat copy of the collected American Elf sketchbook diaries by James Kochalka, and a copy of Matt Kindt’s 2 Sisters. I’m really looking forward to reading those, especially the Kindt book because unlike the American Elf material it will be all new to me. So lots of reading lined up over the next couple of weeks I guess.
Um, in other news, I dropped off some copies of Plan B at Solo this afternoon and was introduced to Orlando, a character previously known only through blog and comic book references by Izzy. It’s quite strange meeting someone you kind of feel like you already know, even though you don’t actually know them at all. Maybe I will see him again at the Help She Cant Swim show on Sunday night which I will hopefully venture out for in order to review for the aforementioned Plan B.
Oh, and this is apparently my 200th Typepad Blog post. Happy 200th to me.