In a very short while, I'll be on my way to do a presentation for a grade 12 creative writing class. At my daughter's high school.
I asked the teacher what types of things she would like me to address. She said she'd like me talk about my creative process. Ummmm.... Then she spelled it out...the brainstorming...assembling the ideas...editing...showing how I don't just sit down and dash off a coherent idea. Demonstrate that the writing takes planning and formulating and polishing.
How did she know that that's exactly what I do? (She teaches a creative writing class, that's how.) Writing a comic strip is writing...both with words and with drawing.
I've put together a little Power Point presentation for the class. It's going to be a very casual presentation. I've included some background on what syndication is, how it works and a little info about my strip.
Now that it's getting down to the wire here...I'm getting a wee bit nervous. I mean...these are teenagers and I'm...not. They aren't the demographic that my cartoons appeal to and I had a tough time choosing which strips to show.
So...we'll see how it goes. I did rip a few pages out of my brainstorming book to show my "writing process". I hope it's educational or at least a little informative. I hope I don't bore them to tears. I hope there are some questions.
I guess I better get ready to go...can you tell I'm procrastinating? I'll tell you how it went tomorrow.