Donna

Aug 282014
 

Hello, Current and potentially new Comics for Kids students!

This email is just a quick announcement that class has been cancelled for this week.  I (the instructor) have been sick, and I am hoping to be back in commission next week!

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(Please enjoy the cheery, happy cartoon work by one of our students shown above, as this is a less fun announcement)

As I’ve mentioned before, we generally love it when people who are interested to pop in and take a class.  That won’t be possible tomorrow, but if you are interested, check out the Meltdown U page for information.  Our class time is actually going to be CHANGING, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM in the future.

If you are still interested in having your child take a class at Meltdown, please email me (the instructor), directly with questions, at donna.v.letterese@gmail.com.  Again, this email is just to let people know of our mini-hiatus.

Please check the blog, and the “At A Glance” Section of the Meltdown site for updates as to next week, when we should be back, on September 4th.

Hope everyone is well, and remember to A, B, C: Always Be Creating!

Thanks so much,

Donna

Jul 242014
 

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Hello, Current and potentially new Comics for Kids students!

This email is just a quick announcement that class has been cancelled for the next two weeks, on account of summer break/everybody who is a current student being out of town!  (Poll: How many of you are out of town and down at SDCC?  Read as many great all-ages and kids comics down there as you can!  Top Shelf has some great stuff out.)

Normally, we love people who are interested to pop in and take a class.  Unfortunately, that won’t be possible tomorrow or next week, on account of our break.

If you are interested in having your child take a class at Meltdown, please email me (the instructor), directly with questions, at donna.v.letterese@gmail.com.  You can also peruse the Melt U section of our site for information.  Again, this email is just to let people know of our mini-hiatus.

Class will RESUME August 7th.  So, here’s the recap of everything you need to know schedule wise:

Thursday, July 24th: NO 3:30 TO 5:30 COMICS FOR KIDS CLASS

Thursday, July 31st: NO 3:30 TO 5:30 COMICS FOR KIDS CLASS

Thursday, August 7th: YES, COMICS FOR KIDS CLASS IS BACK ON!  AT THE MELTDOWN COMIC BOOK STORE, 3:30 TO 5:30.

Best wishes to all our readers, and will let everyone know when there’s more to read for you back here!  Have fun and stay safe, to everyone who has gone down to Comic Con!

May 072014
 

Programming note:

Hi Everyone!

I am putting this announcement up on the blog.

Usually the Comics for Kids parents are all in an email loop, and if we need to cancel or reschedule class we let one another know.

However, I met lots of great parents and potential kids/students at Free Comic Book Day this past Saturday, when vending at the “Whatever You Wanna Sell” Sale at Meltdown.

So, in case anyone who I met was planning on dropping in/bringing their child to this week’s class, this email is just an FYI that I had to cancel tomorrow’s class to go to the Doctor (boo, migraines).  I wanted to make it as public-ly see-able as possible, in hopes nobody drops in on the one time class is not in session on a Thursday.

If anyone is interested in coming to our next class, email me at donna.v.letterese@gmail.com between now and Thursday the 15th, so I can let you know information about attending Comics for Kids.

Otherwise, carry on, and I hope everyone has a great Thursday/all the regular students have a great Thursday off!

Thanks for reading, and take care.

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Donna A.K.A. Meltdown University’s “Comics For Kids” Instructor.

Feb 102014
 

Hi Everyone!

Here’s the update from our latest Comics for Kids Class.  To get a quick partial recap, check out this blog entry from last year, which was half of our lesson!  (Scroll only to the first part, which shows the lesson before the student work).

http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/2013/01/23/comics-for-kids-happy-january-2013-update-a-review-of-comic-types-and-new-lesson-on-drapery/

This year’s updated version of that lesson also discussed how to draw “flat” and non three dimensional characters/clothing, such as the very cute and graphic characters from “Adventuretime,” and also featured a section on how to do cartoon fashion illustration, for girls AND for guys!

So, without further ado, here’s the different drawings, line-work, and costuming the Meltdown Comics for Kids students did in 2014!  Thanks for reading, and keep scrolling down.   Everyone did a great job, worked really hard, and had very creative ideas.

By the way, Zoe’s work is the last student’s work listed, and the final drawing is of a girl with a dress and beret on. You might see lots of spacing, but all of the drawings are here!  You’ll know you’ve seen everything once you’ve scrolled to that final drawing of hers.

Without further ado, here are the drawings done by our student Jasper!  A fan of “Adventuretime,” Jasper prefers costume styles with a clean, graphic look to them, without too much wrinkling or shading of the garments.  His first character wore a snazzy vest and clean slacks, which you can still see even though a Pencil Tornado scribbled over him!   In his “Adventuretime” drawings, you can see how the human characters are well dressed, and there’s a really nice aesthetic balance between the black and white.  Black shoes and white pants make black shirts pop!  You can also notice the really nice line-work on the T-shirt pattern, hidden behind the black cardigans on top.

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