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[teacherartexchange] Alexa Kitchen Comics - book by 9 year old

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 23 2006 - 06:18:00 PDT


Hi Wendy and All,

Drawing ORIGINAL comics is a good thing....

There is an article in New York Times that will interest you.
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design/index.html
(see Comics)
Alexa Kitchen Draws on Life's Experiences, However Few
By LAUREN MECHLING

Alexa Kitchen is nine years old and has published her own how to draw
comics book.

from the article:

"Every year has its crop of teenagers putting out their first comics,
and Alexa had a head start: her father, Denis, is a former comic book
artist and publisher himself; with his help she produced 50-print
batches of "Alexa Kitchen The Early Years," Volumes 1 and 2. The
softcover books, each about 200 pages, presented her best sketches and
multipanel stories.

"But this month she becomes the first of the elementary-school set to
put out an entire hardcover book of her own: "Drawing Comics Is Easy!
(Except When It's Hard)," 176 pages, released by Denis Kitchen
Publishing and distributed by Diamond Comics. The print run is a bit
higher this time: 5,000 copies: puny for major commercial publishing
but quite respectable for the genre."

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Regards,

Judy Decker
Incredible Art Department
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/
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