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Ms. Bass from Philadelphia PA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ba-zing! Comic Book Creators Are Ready For Action

Help me give my students inks, brushes, and micron pens so that they can create comics and zines. I also want to provide published comic books/graphic novels to the school so that my students can be inspired.

  • $481 goal

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My Students

My bright, exuberant scholars have a passion to learn about the art of comic book making. They are excited to come to my after school club to practice their drawing and writing skills.

These blooming artists have a desire to be makers; they love to create original drawings and to express themselves through creativity!

My energetic students are smart, fun, and want to learn through this exciting art making process.

As our session together concludes, I am gratified to hear one of the children ask, "Do we have to go already?"

My Project

This year I am leading an after school comic book club for my students. I have found that comic books/graphic novels are important resources for all people, but especially helpful for young minds. By having access to acclaimed and published comic books and having the materials to make their own comics, our scholars will learn more about how to be creative through activities in writing, reading, drawing; they will learn how to write and illustrate a story through sequential art. I believe by having this club our scholars will gain confidence in their work and have appreciation for the art of writing and drawing.

After all, Art Spiegelman, author of the acclaimed graphic novel Maus said, "Comics are a gateway drug to literacy." Through comics, my students will begin their journey of creative self expression.

I plan on using the Bristol paper for inking and drawing with the microns; I want my students to have colorful printing paper so they can their zines will look bright (a zine is a little hand folded single paper comic book). The stapler is for heavy duty stapling.

I would love to introduce our scholars to acclaimed comics/graphic novels like March, a comic book about Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and the Civil Rights movement. Exposing our students to these professional comics will serve as inspiration for their growing minds and teach them about significant world events. I plan on housing these books at our library so that any future scholar can have access to them. Any contributions will be so greatly appreciated.

Ms. Bass
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
20702-2069-Sakura Pigma Micron Pen Set - Black, Various Sizes, Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $10.93 10 $109.30
Rapesco 790 Front Loading Long Arm Stapler with Staples Set, 50 Sheets Capacity, 26/8mm, 24/8mm, 26/6mm, 24/6mm Staple Size • Staples Advantage $51.09 1 $51.09
13337-1023-Canson XL Bristol - Pad, 9" x 12", Smooth, 25 Sheets • Blick Art Materials $4.45 10 $44.50
05412-9003-Blick Bamboo Brush Set - Set of 3 • Blick Art Materials $5.11 5 $25.55
Staples Pastel Multipurpose Paper, 20 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted, 400/Pack (14804) • Staples Advantage $6.25 3 $18.75
March 3 • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
March 2 • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
21135-1012-Yasutomo Liquid Sumi Ink - 12 oz, Waterproof • Blick Art Materials $8.92 2 $17.84
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Calvin and Hobbes • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Adventures in Cartooning • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
March: Book One • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Roller Girl • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
El Deafo • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Garfield Original Graphic Novel: The Thing in the Fridge • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29

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