Nov 012012

Hi Everyone!

Just in time for Post-Halloween, you can check out our lesson from last week.  It focused on creating MONSTER characters– which meant traditional, scary Halloween types, as well as how to create one’s own monsters by mixing and matching animals and creatures (much the way the animators did when creating the famous Beast from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”).

As usual, scroll down to see what the lesson was, and then peek below to see the monstrously creative work the students did.  Have fun!

                                  OCTOBER LESSONS:                    

­                                   An Introduction to Creating Your Own Monster Characters!                                     .

Monsters can be very scary, but they can also be funny—much like Zombies or Zombie stories, stories about Monsters—or Monsters themselves— can be a comedy OR a drama, and they are often featured in the Horror Genre.  If not Horror and Halloween, Monsters can show up when it is a fantasy story.

What do you think of when you hear the word “Monster?”  What are some differences between different types of Monsters? 

Historically, when movies about monsters first came out, the monsters were often somewhat smaller- vampires, werewolves, and Frankenstein’s monster are not much bigger than humans.  Interestingly, after the Second World War, monsters such as King-Kong and Godzilla became more popular.

Some studies suggest it was a response to war and weapons in the world– think of Godzilla, who is a huge monster that only science and weapons can defeat. Continue reading »

Jan 162012

Jason JFish Fischer, illustrator of the new monster porn comic series Junqueland, is signing at Meltdown Comics! Jason will be signing copies of Junqueland #1, Junqueland #2 and the special full color erotic pin-up book Hot Buttons. Written by Robin Bogert, Junqueland is a monster porn comic series starring original monster characters having adults-only fun!

Junqueland #1 – Croc Gal runs a tight ship over at her bakery and can not stand tardiness. Big Mouth the baker is too slow for her tastes, so Croc Gal dishes some punishment… a food fight with day old pasties that leads to a hot, sticky mess! 12 B/W pages, color cover, written by Robin Bogert and illustrated by Jason JFish Fischer.

Junqueland #2 – Two tales of summer fun await you! Kiss Kiss the Gorgon and Strawberry Head get juicy in the poolside cabana and make some strawberry margaritas. After a dip in the pool, Abstract Head and Wolf Lady go for a hike through the woods looking for a reclusive monster known for seducing forest dwellers and horny hikers. 20 B/W pages, color cover, written by Robin Bogert and illustrated by Jason JFish Fischer.

Hot Buttons – A discreet pocket book containing 9 full color erotic pin-ups of your favorite Junqueland characters pressing their “hot buttons” (or getting them pressed by a pal!) A set of matching wearable buttons is available for those who wish to wear their monster porn love with pride! 9 color pages, color cover, illustrated by Jason JFish Fischer.

Who: Jason JFish Fischer
What: Junqueland comics signing
When: Wednesday, January 18th 7:00pm
Where: Meltdown Comics

Nov 172009

A heads up for design groupies: this Saturday, Nov. 21, DesignerCon (formerly The Vinyl Toy Network Show) returns to the Pasadena Convention Center. The philosophy behind the event is that “all is art and design.” The premier Southern California-based convention of this type, DesignerCon has been going since 2006, and new brands, apparel items, art shows, drawing classes and limited-edition art prints are being added to the 2009 roster. The convention floor will showcase 25,000 square feet of “wall to wall creativity,” according to organizer Ben Gortesky, showcasing collectibles, vinyl toys, figurines and more.

Los Angeles-based artist Buff Monster is debuting a limited-edition collection of silkscreen prints and customized toys in collaboration with the convention. Participating artists this weekend include Tim Biskup, Robert Goodin, Amanda Visell and others. There will be a 3-D photo booth with backgrounds created by the artists and a special live-model drawing class from Dr. Sketchy’s.

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101 map