People looking over comic booksBowling Green, KY (December 3, 2015) Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) recently showcased the collaborative efforts between David Jones art students and Bertena Varney s sociology students. The two year collaboration looks at the sociological aspects of comic book heroes and how super heroes impact culture and self.

The students are asked to create a comic book hero and then design and create a comic book cover based on that character , said Varney. I ask my student to focus on a positive aspect of themselves and create a character on that trait. Many of my students struggle with finding that positive quality in themselves.

Ashton Garrison, a first year student at SKYCTC currently taking art with David Jones, said I enjoyed this project but it was challenging to come up with my own character .People looking at comic book art

Molly Lee, a second year SKYCTC student taking classes with both Ms. Varney and Mr. Jones, based her character, Lady Truth, on civil rights activist Sojourner Truth because she said, you really don t many characters of color in comic books. I thought there should be a strong African American female comic book hero .

We hope to continue this collaboration since it gives students a unique look at super heroes in our culture, said Varney

SKYCTC has the mission to improve the employability and quality of life of Southcentral Kentucky citizens as the primary provider of: certificate, diploma, associate degree, and collegiate transfer programs; college and workforce readiness programs; workforce education and training; and adult and family literacy

large artwork of comic book charicter