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Archie and Friends All-Stars, Volume 3: The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton

Overview

Get drawn in to the world of teenage cartoonist Chuck Clayton! Watch Chuck color outside the lines when he starts teaching Riverdale's first cartooning workshop! Learn to draw your own comics, come up with cool characters, and map out a plot as you read all about Chuck and his new students! And with all his lesson-planning will Chuck find time to pencil-in a date with his girlfriend Nancy? The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton features a classic Archie character getting the star treatment. Get to know the artistic ...
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Overview

Get drawn in to the world of teenage cartoonist Chuck Clayton! Watch Chuck color outside the lines when he starts teaching Riverdale's first cartooning workshop! Learn to draw your own comics, come up with cool characters, and map out a plot as you read all about Chuck and his new students! And with all his lesson-planning will Chuck find time to pencil-in a date with his girlfriend Nancy? The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton features a classic Archie character getting the star treatment. Get to know the artistic Chuck Clayton today!
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Archie's Riverdale High crowd has always reflected American trends in a lighthearted fashion, so why not model social responsibility along the way? Archie's classmate Chuck, a teen cartoonist, volunteers to lead a kids' afterschool program about making comics. Since he lacks teaching experience, his first few tries leave a lot to be desired, and the kids act up. But with sound advice from teacher Mom and coach Dad, Chuck's teaching skills improve, and the class catches fire. As word gets out, he takes on other classes and helps pull together a Riverdale High project to revamp a dilapidated playground. The new playground features a mural designed by one of the kids he's been teaching, and the project becomes the subject of a student-produced community service video. At the end, a summary of cartooning how-to's urges readers to try it themselves. Simmons founded the annual Kids' Comic Con in the Bronx, NY. VERDICT This entertaining model for youthful volunteerism enhanced with cartooning know-how is highly recommended for all public and school libraries as well as tweens and up. Other skills-oriented graphic novels with socially relevant overtones are Orca's "Graphic Guide Adventure" series.—M.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879794481
  • Publisher: Archie Comic Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/17/2010
  • Series: Archie and Friends All-Stars Series , #3
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,406,696
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Writer, producer, teacher, and founder of Kids Comic Con, Alex Simmons has become a fan-favorite author for teachers, parents and students alike. His work in the Archie universe has been hailed as entertaining and educational. As a professional writer Alex Simmons has exhibited his tremendous ability and range by writing about a number of topics, from magazine interviews and articles, to video games and documentaries, to children's novels and comic books. Simmons has easily moved from fiction to non fiction, creating exciting mysteries, and compelling biographies.
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