Another comic for Teacher’s Appreciation Week, kinda. I drew it back in the fall but just got around to inking it this past week.
So today, April 26th is apparently Alien Day; the numerical date (4-26) is a nod to LV-426, the planet where both the movies Alien and Aliens largely take place. Normally I give this kind of corporate shilling a pass; I don’t care at all about that May the Fourth Be With You/Star Wars thing. However, Aliens was bar non my favorite movie when I was growing up. I was obsessed with it.
So now for your reading pleasure, let me re-present a Thrift Store Finds post I did back in 2011 where I reread and gave commentary on the novelization of the movie Aliens. The post rated a comment from the author of the novelization himself, Alan Dean Foster!
Less a review and more a trip down memory lane, today’s (and next week’s) thrift store finds are a couple of novelizations based on and around the 1986 movie Aliens.
This week, let’s look at the novelization. Next week, the novelization of a novelization.
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Hey here are a bunch of cool looking pages from Everything You Need To Ace Science in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide, coming to bookstores this August by the fine folks at Workman Publishing. I did the doodles!
I thoroughly forgot to plug this! This weekend I’ll be on a panel at the Gem City Comic Con where I’ll be discussing comics, teaching, and where the two intersect in my classroom! Come on by and you’ll have the chance to hear my yammer!
My current teaching assignment doesn’t allow me to focus attention on my classroom’s lending library as much as I would like, but you still do get those moments where young people who are excited to read find out they have access to great books in my room. Those moments are wonderful.
Students are allowed to read a book after they are finished with the Ohio Graduation Test, so my book nook did a brisk business over the past week.
I’m enormously proud of my classroom’s lending library. I’ve worked pretty tirelessly over the last five years to create a space full of awesome books for teenage readers, including a sizable section of graphic novels. I scour thrift stores, secondhand shops, and yard sales to either find good books for my classroom, or books I can sell at a profit and use the cash I get for those books to buy better ones for my classroom. Our school’s media center has not received any funding from the state of Ohio for almost TEN YEARS, people. It’s a travesty I try to combat a little with my collection of books.
It’s so rewarding when I have kids who took classes with me…
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