Archive for May, 2008

Let’s Celebrate Art

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Today is Art Day at the Gillispie School in La Jolla!

My husband Joel and I were invited to speak to grades k~6 about how comics are made.
There were two groups of 90 students. First the younger group, then the older group.

Here’s Joel teaching the First Graders three-point perspective…

…I’m kidding! He was great with the kids. The above picture was part of his explanation about the different things he needs to draw to tell the story.

If you know me, you know I’m no great speaker, but I definitely win the I-Try-Hard award today. My contribution was a simple demo of how pages are colored in the computer. I had a page prepped for some simple coloring, and a page that was done to show the finished product.

Bam!


The Q and A part was fun. All the age groups had great questions. In the younger group one kid asked how many pages Joel had to draw and Joel told him he had to do 17 a month. Another kid enthusiastically raised his hand to share with us that he had 17 kids in his class! Thumbs up to stream of consciousness!

We brought copies of The Batman Strikes for everyone, and plenty of Grump stickers to go around, although I removed my website info because of my Sky Doll blog post (mature content).

The whole experience was more fun than I had expected!

Now, it’s back to work. :)

Making room in the shopping bag.

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

We’re making room in our Wednesday shopping bag for the English adaptation of Sky Doll!

C. B. Cebulski (Loners, Aspen Showcase: Aspen Matthews #1) wrote the English adaptation for this French comic that I first saw in Mark Roslan‘s collection. My favorite is the third book, but I’ll be looking forward to them all!