comic books en Michigan illustrator makes it to the comic book 'big leagues' <p>Listen up, doodlers.</p><p>If your kids love drawing, here's a testament to the power of practice.</p><p>Ryan Stegman grew up in Troy, and has recently been commissioned to draw the first three parts of the&nbsp; <em>Superior Spiderman Series</em>, from Marvel Comics.</p><p>As a kid, Ryan fell in love with comic books, and set a goal of being a Spiderman comic book illustrator.</p><p>Cynthia Canty spoke with Stegman about his love for comic books, and how he made it to the big leagues.</p><p><em>Listen to the full report here.</em></p><p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:36:41 +0000 Stateside Staff 11875 at Michigan illustrator makes it to the comic book 'big leagues' Artpod: The power of comics <p><span style="font-size: medium;">On today&#39;s podcast, we hear about a group of Michigan cartoonists who think comics can be an educational and valuable tool for kids. </span></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:46:49 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 3979 at Artpod: The power of comics Comic drawing workshop for kids <p>Cartoonist <a href="">Jerzy Drozd</a> has picked twenty-one rural and urban towns in Michigan where he knows people are having a tough time making ends meet. Drozd has been visiting those towns and offering <a href="">comic-drawing workshops,</a> free of charge, to the kids in those areas. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 21:14:50 +0000 Kyle Norris 3222 at Comic drawing workshop for kids Weekend comic festival <p>Michigan boasts plenty of summer festivals celebrating fruit, vegetables, music, and food.&nbsp; But there&rsquo;s a relatively new festival that pays homage to the creation of comics.</p><p>The third annual <a href="">&ldquo;Kids Read Comics&rdquo;</a> festival happens this weekend in downtown Chelsea, west of Ann Arbor. It features workshops with names like &ldquo;Make Your Life Into a Comic&rdquo; and &ldquo;Nobody Likes a Boring Story.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 19:02:58 +0000 Kyle Norris 2936 at Weekend comic festival Comic improv, on paper (slideshow) <p>When you think about improvisation you might think of comedy or jazz. The idea of cartooning or drawing comics is probably not what comes to mind. But a little comic book shop in Dearborn is giving artists a space to try out new ideas, together, on paper.</p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:44:30 +0000 Kyle Norris 1284 at Comic improv, on paper (slideshow)