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1. Vermont's Center for Cartoon Studies (an amazing place to study visual storytelling) is offering a free email-based 'cartooning workout.' It starts when you sign up here and goes for consecutive seven days. I'm enjoying it myself and plan to try it with my students.
2. Lessons From a Screen Play is one of my favorite YouTube channels. Start with the Ghostbusters episode. The lesson here: A story is only a good as the people who tell it. (9 min)
4. Printed Matter, Inc. is the world's largest public archive of independently published works. Their catalog includes thousands of comics that stretch the art form like it was a glob of silly putty.
5. In 1995(maybe), not long after it became possible to share comics on the web, comic theorist Scott McCloud identified a new opportunity for computer savvy cartoonists that he called the infinite canvas. The mainstream never caught on but the history of the medium is worth exploring.