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Kickstart My Art | Comics professor makes graphic novel for aspiring artists

For over 18 years, Bob Pendarvis taught comics and sequential art at the Savannah College of Art & Design, or SCAD. And now he’s looking to take his teaching into bookstores and the laps of even younger would-be cartoonists.

A Girl Called Ana Teaches Kittens How To Draw is a graphic novel by Pendarvis is, as he says, “meant to provide inspiration for the next generation of young sequential artists and storytellers.” The 200+ page hardcover book shows the young girl attempting to teach cats how to draw. Pendarvis’ goal is to use Kickstarter to fund the production of a limited edition run of these books to to send to readers, libraries, and even potential publishers for a larger run.

To fund this project, Pendarvis has set a $15,000 goal with 1/5th of the money already raised. In addition to prints from the book as a reward, a number of talented friends and former students of his has contributed art as rewards for higher-level donors.

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There are thousands of cartoonists out there-myself included- who owe a huge debt of gratitude to Bob for establishing a program that pushed sequential art as a respected field of academic study. Let’s get this thing funded.
Jay Potts

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