In addition, I've been working on some newer things myself. At Comics and Zine Fairs coming up,
my bi-coastal coloring book is one of the things I'll have for show and display, which you can see some samples of below. The color sample is the cover, the rest are the book's interiors.
I am originally from New York (suburbs of NYC, although I far prefer the city), live in California, and go back and forth frequently. So, I have two homes, two places, two sets of people. Home is where the heart is, and mine is split between each side of the country, so I decided to make this coloring book to speak to that. Anyway, the color cover was drawn with Winsor and Newton pigment markers, and the black and white below is for anyone who wants, to color it in.
The first Summer Con I know I'll be doing is the Latino Comics Expo on August 6th and 7th, at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach. I'll have bilingual card-toons, comics for kids, and the coloring book I'm showing samples of here.
Next are some sneak peeks from this coloring book, including the LES Cat Cafe page, the Vintage Coney Island dedicated page, and the page honoring food in both CA and NY!
And lastly, in addition to the How to Draw Zines for kids I have been self-publishing and expanding on (teaching kids character design, story structure, how to explore panel design in a comic, inking, and so on), I have also been able to act as a publishing company for my students! I photocopy their zines and minicomics, and I work with Color Images (an amazing printer in Burbank), to get their accordion books, postcards, and other color self-published materials printed off site.
I teach Cartooning at several places, but at the Barnsdall Art Center, that is where I also teach the aforementioned Zine Making. So, I have been able to get to display student comics, minicomics, accordion books, and art zines, when I table at fairs! Their work was a big hit at this year's Los Angeles Zine Fest, and I'm looking forward to showcasing more of their stuff at other shows. A sample of the Comics and Zines made by kids is here, below:
Well, I guess that is all for now, folks! Take care, be well, and I will update again with more comics, art, and education news soon.