CPTN SRSLY & the Super Master Sentinels!
Not many kids can say they grew up with a comic book series based on their community - but Chelsea students can! CPTN SRSLY and the Super Master Sentinels series was created by the SRSLY coalition and features local landmarks and people!
CPTN SRSLY (pronounced: 'Captain Seriously') was created in 2011 as a way for SRSLY to be introduced to children in a fun, age-appropriate way. Thanks to grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, SRSLY has now created 8 books in the series.
Starting in second grade, each student in the Chelsea School District receives a CPTN SRSLY comic book every year. Each book features a developmentally-appropriate message, from the importance of washing your hands to taking responsibility for your actions.
CPTN SRSLY and the Super Master Sentinels is a shared comic book project between the SRSLY Coalition, Chelsea School District, Chelsea District Library, Edgar Norman Creative, and local cartoonist Jerzy Drozd.
The CPTN SRSLY project has emerged as an exemplary local collaborative effort to support Chelsea youth. Comic books connect language and art in a way that draws readers in and encourages literacy within children. By using a medium that kids already enjoy, adults can pass along messages that benefit kids and help establish a positive sense of place in Chelsea. When local agencies come together to professionally produce fun and creative comic books that teach local kids about healthy and positive behaviors, the whole community wins.