On November 6-7, comic book artist Mike Gustovich did atwo-day residency with Highland Middle School 8th grade art students.Invited by HMS art teacher Mrs. Lee Palencar, Mr. Gustovich isan Ohio artist known for his comic book art in the 1980's and early 1990's. Hecreated the superhero team "Justice Machine" in 1981, which went onto be featured in the comics from several publishers and also inked most of the1990's Milestone Media series "Icon." Specializing primarily ininking, he produced art for dozens of series from various publishers includingMarvel Comics, DC Comics, First Comics, Comico and Eclipse Comics. During hisresidency, he demonstrated how pages are designed with quick gestures and taught students basic visual storytelling and a formula on how to draw thesuperhero form. Students were enthusiastic as they had the opportunity to try some of the new techniques during class time. Mr. Gustovich will return to HMS for a second residency in February.