Sunday, March 20, 2011

Comic book workshop in Pico Rivera this April & May

I have a new round of Comic Book Workshops starting this April at Pico Park in Pico Rivera, CA.

A comic created by one of the students in my January 2011 class. How awesome is that title? Poor Chocolate Chip Cookie Boy...

The description for the class is:

A five week class that teaches your child how to make their own comics!  This class will cover character design, creating stories, tips on drawing and storytelling fundamentals.  At the end of the course, students will receive a printed copy of their own comic book.  There is a $5 supply fee due to the instructor on the first day of class.

Yes folks, that's right! Other classes may send your kid home with a bunch of loose, floppy sheets of comic pages they've drawn, but in my class they get photocopied editions of their 4 page stories! They can share them with family, trade with friends, even put them on Ebay and start their art school tuition fund!

We're offering two classes per week. Wednesday class is for kids ages 6-12, Thursday classes for ages 13-18. These have proved pretty popular, with many of the kids from the 2010 Fall classes having taken the class again this past January.

Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday (Ages 6-12): April 6 - May 4, 5:00-7:00 pm.
Second session May 18 - June 15

Thursday (Ages 13-18): April 7 - May 12, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Second session May 19 - June 16

Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Boulevard, Pico Rivera, CA.
Phone: 562-801-4470

Visit or call the Park to register, or register online at the Pico Rivera website. And feel free to email me with any questions:

Okay, I'll just come out and tell you right now: One of my nieces took the class, too. The story involved a group of kids at a comic convention trying to stop a thief who stole a copy of (I kid you not)...EL MUERTO #1!!
Aw shucks, Caroline....


Höraciö said...

The Comic at the top reminds me of Robert Rodriguez's "Pretty Good Man". It was a short film he made in College about Supermans younger brother. For example he will try to save a guy from getting run over by a bus, but in the process a bunch of innocent bystanders get killed. As he said "He's not Super he's just 'Pretty good'"

Geniuses think alike.

Javier Hernandez said...

I've never seen any of Rodriguez's short films besides BEDHEAD. Sounds pretty funny, though.

The girl who made the Ninja comic would appreciate being called a 'genius'!