ABC Stories Review

Shaping Stories in ASL

Video Review by Chris Wixtrom     © 1999

ABC Stories
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SignMedia, Inc.1992

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It's an interesting challenge, this folk art - crafting a visually compelling or funny story using only the hand-shapes of the manual alphabet, in order from A to Z. The six talented artists captured on this video give us ten clever examples of classic American Sign Language "ABC stories." Don't blink or you'll miss something!

  1. The Drag Race by Bill Ennis

  2. The Ski Bum by Roger Robb

  3. The Cowboy by Louis Flett

  4. Good Morning by Dennis Webster

  5. Playing Cards by Bob Cook

  6. The Artist and His Work by Patrick Graybill

  7. The Race by Louis Flett

  8. The Cowboy by Dennis Webster

  9. Westward Ho! by Bob Cook

  10. You Look Marvelous! by Bill Ennis

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