On July 22, 2002,
the Somerville Comics Collaborative hit the streets of Somerville to
create our second collaborative comic. At the Art Beat Festival, the
citywide celebration put on by the wonderful Somerville
Arts Council, we (Dan
Row, and Jef
Czekaj) set up our table and invited passers-by of all ages to contribute
the next panel of a comic that evolved over the course of the day.
Even though the
day was overcast and near-rain for most of Art Beat, there was a good
turnout -- and the sun finally broke later in the afternoon. "The whole
city is drawing a comic! You can help!" Heath would call into the crowds
passing by. Young children, young adults, and even the elderly sat down
for a spell to help develop a flip-book comic about a giant cat attacking
Somerville, rocket ships, its friend Funky Dragon, giant cookies, dancing,
and the sea.
This project was
funded in part by a grant by the Somerville Arts Council.
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photos by Heath Row.