Monday, April 12, 2010

Two Chances to Learn from a Pro!

Have you ever wanted to be able to sit down and have a professional cartoonist show you how to put together an entire page? Did you ever want to see how a story goes from an idea to a script to thumbnails to roughs to pencils to inks to letters to colors? Now you have two chances to learn about cartooning from two professional artists!
June 17 (Thursday) at the Union West Regional Library in Indian Trail, Dave McDonald, creator of Hamster Sam and Survival Island will do a 2-hour workshop that will take kids from idea to finished page! Dave will have artists put their final work on a full-sized sheet of Bristol board, the same kind of art sheets used by comic book artists. The workshop is for boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 12 years old and of any drawing level. Space is limited, so we will have to register people for the workshop beginning with the next Cartooning Club!
June 18 (Friday) at the Monroe Library comic pro extraordinaire Al Bigley will do a presentation on cartooning. Al (who was one of our first artist profiles on the blog) has worked for Marvel, DC, Image and a variety of other comic book companies producing art of characters like Batman, the Avengers, Sonic the Hedgehog, and others. But he has also done art work for many different companies like LucasFilm (Star Wars), Food Lion, National Geographic, and NASCAR creating company fliers, store displays, food boxes, toy packaging, storyboards for commercials and concept art. Al has taken his talents beyond just comics and found a whole other market for his comic art skills! Join Al as he talks about the many things he gets to work on, and how he goes about creating a piece of art. There will be registration for this special event as well, so you'll want to go to the Monroe Library to get all the details!
To see the interviews of Dave and Al, click "artist profiles" on the right and scroll down! To see their blogs, look for their names on the right hand side of this blog under the links!

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