GATE Training, Saturdays, and Dolphins
So this image refers to a conference that the Seventh Grade team, pretty much as a group, attended on December 17th. I drew this, and tomorrow’s posting, about a week later, during Winter Break.
December 17th is on a Saturday. Being Jewish, I prefer not to do anything on a Saturday, especially for the State of California. This little thing called the First Amendment…I don’t know…seems important to me. However, in order to legitimately qualify for GATE classes next year, I need to log sixteen hours of training. In the older posts, I did a pic about that…since we aggressively didn’t follow that rule this year. I was pretty mad about that, as was my co teacher.
In terms of the artwork though…the protagonist is clearly some kind of Alien-American. It would be irrational to have her be Jewish, and observe the Sabbath. I had to come up with another important cultural observation.
It turned out to be punching dolphins in the mouth. And yelling at whales. The smug bastards.
In an additional note, this is actually the first image that I drew without the hero wearing her shabby coat. I don’t even know why I did it, but since then, the shabby coat has been absent from her costume most of the time.
Also, this piece shows the first real appearance of Agent of GATE. He is our school’s GATE Coordinator….and since GATE is an acronym like SHIELD, it was pretty easy to decide on Agent of GATE as sort of a straight laced, by the book secret agent sort. Note that the jumpsuit he wears is the same as on the Establishment side of the Budget Crisis 2012 piece. Good teachers that follow most of the rules, I surmise, if they arent Clones, are Agents of GATE.
After a conversation on our batphones, not unlike the one depicted above, I agreed to go to the conference, and not be happy about it. Tomorrow’s post will have the artwork about that bizarre experience, and a summary.
Until then…Make Mine Mediocre!