I am a middle school teacher who put making art into the backseat as I developed and grew in the profession. Now, I am studying making comics; my most significant influences in this respect are Tom Hart and the Sequential Artists Workshop (SAW), the work of many artists creating diary comics such as Summer Pierre, John Porcellino, and Keiler Roberts. New mentors emerge daily. I continue to try to learn and improve through reading and practice.
Creating comics, sketching, illustration is morphing from a personal interest into a personal or passion project. Making time to sketch and share a story through sequential art remains a developing habit.
As a middle school teacher, my most recent publications include a contribution in A Closer Look: Learning More About Formative Assessment, K-6 by Lynne Dorfman and Diane Dougherty and an article in the July 2017 issue of English Journal called "Towards a Readership of "Real" People: A Case for Authentic Writing Opportunities."
To connect with me, you could send a nice note to P.O. Box 193, Kemblesville, PA 19347 or use bjk925 [at] gmail [dot] com.