We’re working hard here at Ellie’s Mission Control. Sometimes I have to remind myself to get off of my butt and go outside to soak up some sun.
It’s that time of year again! I’ll be representin’ for Mission Control at Kids Read Comics in Ann Arbor, MI in two weeks. Come out and see me on June 20th and 21st. I’ll have some Ellie stuff for sale! And there’s tons of really awesome cartoonists gonna be there too! Come see!
Hey all! I’ll be representing Mission Control again at Kids Read Comics this June in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Not only that, but I did a new bookmark for Ellie which you can get there too (for FREE!). I’ll post some more info on Kids Read Comics as it draws near, but here’s a look at the bookmark. It’s got shiny spot varnish on it!
Mission Control took a field trip to MotorCity ComicCon over the weekend. My haul was pretty small, but I brought home some sketches of Ellie by Katie Cook and Michael Roll, plus I forgot to post one more I got from Joshua Buchanan back in February at the MSU Comics Forum! Thanks all!
A few weeks ago Mission Control received a request from children’s book author, former comics editor, and now fourth grade teacher Phil Amara: How can an elementary school teacher use Ellie on Planet X best in class?
Not being a teacher myself (although the Strang Institute Mission Control has many on staff), I turned the question over to Ellie’s Facebook and Twitter followers. The answers boiled down to teaching about space exploration, robotics, the importance of science, the fun of reading, using your imagination, sharing, and empathy. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
Then Phil’s fourth graders took inspiration from Ellie’s discoveries and made their own comics about science and exploration. Phil sent a few pics to share!
Thanks, Boston Fourth Graders! You Rock!