826 Valencia Volunteering Opps


I’ve talked to a lot of Bay Area cartoonists about volunteering at 826 Valencia as a field trip artist and a lot of people have asked me what to expect. I posted the most recent book that I helped create and a little breakdown of what the process is like on my blog, so if you’ve wondered what to expect if you volunteer for a field trip read this entry. It’s super fun and at the end of each session all the kids and volunteers get a bound copy of the book the story they just created.

There are always volunteering spots open for field trips, so if you are interested let Jory at 826 know. I’ve posted his most recent list of field trip dates in our San Francisco Cartoonist Conspiracy forum.

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  1. Brian October 17th, 2006 1:29 am

    I used to get vollenter emails all the time,but it’s been a few months since I recieved anything.

  2. Doc Pop October 17th, 2006 10:45 am

    To be honest, the emails aren’t super consistent, I do my best to bug Jory so I can get the dates in our forum, but I hear what you are saying.

  3. Brian October 17th, 2006 7:18 pm

    I emailed Jory and for some reason I was off the list. Its fixed now.

    I have some examples on my site as well: http://www.atomicbearpress.com/comics/log/2006/03/826-valencia-st-collaboration.html

    http://www.atomicbearpress.com/comics/log/2006/05/pepper-vs-cat-826-valencia-storybook.html

    http://www.atomicbearpress.com/comics/log/2006/06/3-amigos-and-fox-826-valencia.html

    As a cartoonist it is a good way to keep the drawing muscles flexing and challenged. You have to draw fast, and you have to make changes fast. But it’s lots of fun. Plus you get to possibly meet Mr. Blue.

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