Disqus Comics

Disqus Comics

My friend Adam has an amazing Twitter where he catalogs some of the things that people say in online comments on Disqus. You know the ones, the rants and totally unnecessary commentary at the bottom of your local news station’s website or whatever. We don’t know what the people that write these things actually look like, but we do know that they’re a little bit confused, a little bit racist, and definitely into conspiracy theories. I’ve drawn some of them on my Twitter, but since you’re already here:

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The last one is a bit NSFW for rude language but hey. I didn’t say it, they did.

Making Comics MOOC

I’d only heard the word “mook” coming from my husband’s mouth, usually to insult people during a fit of road rage. The kind of MOOC I joined is much different– this Massive Open Online Course was taught by the brilliant minds over at MakingComics.com. The “Get a Grasp!” primer course for making comics was hugely helpful in helping me refine some ideas for comics I had floating around!

The course concentrated on writing, which is a skill I’m currently working to refine. The comic I have in mind is one called “50 Dumb Things I Did as a Kid,” and you can watch my pitch here:

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As part of the course, I wrote an outline and made a map for the comic. I got a lot of good feedback from my peers and I hope to keep working on the idea when summer break comes in a few weeks.