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Syndication [Mar. 3rd, 2011|10:55 am]
James Harvey
 Some kindly soul (it was vodkabeforenoon ) set up a feed so you can continue following my exploits on livejournal. It is this! http://syndicated.livejournal.com/harveyjamestm/  .  Subscribe to it |:-|
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Moving! [Mar. 1st, 2011|06:57 pm]
James Harvey
Hey, I'm moving my online operations to a wordpress. This blog will remain up as an archive. All the old articles from the Harveyjames blog are there already. Some other kinda-exciting news there, too.

GO GO http://harveyjamestm.wordpress.com/

Also, my comic from earlier this year, A Long Day Of Mr. James Teacher, is now available to buy from my Etsy store. $3.50! Click here to buy one, or read a five-page preview on the new site. See you there!

The new rss is here.
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A Long Day Of Mr. James-Teacher - part 7! [Jan. 22nd, 2011|06:22 pm]
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All right, Mr. James-Teacher is finished!



Read the whole thing here!
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A Long Day Of Mr. James-Teacher - part 7 [Jan. 12th, 2011|04:05 pm]
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First post after the new year. Hope you had a good one!

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Concludes next week. 


Panel blow-up:



Thinking about collecting these into a minicomic, mostly 'cause I can see the cover in my mind's eye and I find it hard not to follow up on impulses like that. Only it's not so mini- it's about 30 pages, in fact. Still, though, if you're interested let me know.
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A Long Day Of Mr. James-Teacher - part 6 [Dec. 19th, 2010|06:02 am]
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Recap: A story that recounts a single day in my life when I taught English in South Korea, 2008. In our previous episode, I was teaching a solo after-school lesson using a teaching game I invented called 'Fire Monkey Island'.



My big idea this lesson was to offer chocolate treats as an incentive for playing. Last time we checked in, it seemed to be working. Our story continues!








Hey, I just found out that next week it's the birthday of some old jewish guy, I think, so I might not get a chance to update. We'll see what happens.
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What's up [Dec. 17th, 2010|12:46 pm]
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Hey! Sorry about the no-show lately. I moved house, and I've been concentrating on my graphic novel. I hope to get something up here by this weekend, though. 

Hey, we have our first piece of fanart- it's Sherrif "Sherrif Looks Like A Horse" Lava! Or is it his horse? Either way, dude looks like a problem. Drawn by Bob Dynamite



Rocky Dennis went up on the Vice website

Determined as always to post a link to my Vice Interview on every social networking site I belong to: link. There's a sneak preview of my graphic novel on there, too.

Ok, hope to see you all this weekend. A Long Day Of Mr. James Teacher thunders towards its explosive climax!
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A Long Day Of Mr. James-Teacher - part 5 [Nov. 28th, 2010|02:37 am]
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Part 1


Part 2 

Part 3

Part 4 

 




The after-school sessions were always a problem for me, for several reasons. For one thing, I was teaching alone, and by myself I had no authority at all with the children. The native Korean teachers would administer corporal punishment, but I wouldn't (despite having been given my own hitting stick). I'm not really a natural disciplinarian, so as a result it was very hard to make the kids do anything they didn't want to.

Since the lessons were extra-curricular, I had no set text at all- I just had to make it up. Sometimes an empty brief is the hardest kind to fulfill.  My earliest lessons were basically chaos- one time I just spent the whole hour swinging the kids round and round by their arms and legs like human chair-o-planes. Then I had a few high-concept lessons where I tried to take advantage of being able to teach what I liked- 'SARCASM' was a notable bomb-o. I did a couple of  Eric Stories especially for the after school lesson, but didn't make it a regular thing- I felt like 3 extra Eric Stories a week would be a little too much. You can read one of the extra Eric Stories here, though. http://harveyjames.livejournal.com/101832.html



Mostly I just ended up creating elaborate wordgames that I hoped would take up the whole hour, like the one you see above. The choco-pie incentive was the only way I could hold their goddamn attention. 'Tongue Twister Mountain' was another interesting failure along the same lines. Players had to make their way up Mount Halla, only the higher you got the tougher monsters you met were, and the monsters could only be defeated by saying tongue twisters apropos to their toughness. The last boss was Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry (I wish I was making that up). 

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Oh, Daphny (1 of 2) [Nov. 22nd, 2010|03:42 pm]
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Man, I feel sick! The weather here is shitty as hell. On top of this, I'm worried I'm not  eating enough green vegetables so I'm eating a whole Pak Choi while I type this. It seems to be making me better but also I feel like some kind of cavedude, cold chompin' leaves in the undergrowth. Anyway, this week I'm posting  the comics I did with my friend daphaknee , who made a cameo at the end of the last Mr. James-Teacher. Oh Daphny was a comic about her life which I chose to center around her relationship with her boyfriend Christopher. It's basically like one of those British kid's comics like Minnie The Minx, who is the world's worst daughter- only in this, she's the world's worst girlfriend. 


This was one of the first things I drew when I got to South Korea. I drew it in the back of class. That'd be more impressive if I wasn't the teacher BUD-UMP.


I never made half as many strips for this as I planned to. I've interspersed the comics with snippets from the massive piles of notes I took at the time. I interviewed both Daphny and her at-the-time boyfriend Christopher extensively in the hope of getting material for this comic, but ultimately I think I found it too hard to seperate the stuff that's universally funny from the stuff that's funny-because-my-friends-are-involved.

[02:55] enemarathon: you gotat do o ne with me shitting in the litterbox
[02:55] enemarathon: that was so good
[02:55] JamesHarveyS: oh yeah
[02:55] enemarathon: oh also me waking up my mom with a katana through her door
[02:55] enemarathon: if that can be made intoa comic

Daphny shitting in a litterbox is funny I guess, but I always struggled to see how you'd turn some of this stuff into comics. Anyway:
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A Long Day Of Mr. James-Teacher - part 4 [Nov. 20th, 2010|10:54 am]
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Part 1


Part 2 

Part 3



Continues next week. 

The person I'm talking to at the end there is my paldaphaknee , who I've been friends with for a long time now. NOT IN A ROMANTIC WAY.  I also did a bunch of comics with her, which are gonna be the subject of Monday's update.

The cat hat thing is still going strong over on the harveyjames  blog, and people are turning in some amazing stuff. I have sort of stopped checking the new ones as they come in for the past day or so 'cause it started becoming a full-time distraction, but I will get on that! Oh yeah, and buy a print!
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Burn, Hollywood, Burn (2 of 2) [Nov. 16th, 2010|01:00 am]
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 More comics I did in 2008 on the theme of kid's movies-but-fucked-up. This time, as a twist, here are all the strips where the punchline was actually different each time. 

In today's update: 

- Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
- Lady And The Tramp!
- Toy Story! 
uh,
- My Dinner with Andre

First: Here's Willy Wonka. What I'm wondering is, what if Willy Wonka was more like actual people I've met who work in factories? I think it'd go something like this (harp noise)


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