Would-be cartoonists can learn the ropes of drawing comics in the forthcoming book "I Draw Comics."

So, you want to be a comic-book artist? You might be asking yourself “Where do I start?”

In terms of reference guides, you don’t need to look any further than the upcoming I Draw Comics book project that is generating a considerable buzz on Kickstarter. The project’s cool and fast-paced trailer clues you into what the book’s authors hope to accomplish with their project that includes templates for drawing the human figure and other “How-to” information relevant to aspiring cartoonists. If their book’s actual content matches their creators’ stylish flair for promotion expressed in the trailer, then readers are in for a valuable tool to jumpstart their goals of making their own comics from scratch.

Here’s the link to get the 411 on I Draw Comics and it’s inspiring to see these young comics creators tapping into an audience eager to make their own comics and graphic novels:


A page from the upcoming book "I Draw Comics."

Closer to home, San Diego’s Little Fish Comic Book Studio had its launch party on August 30 and the artist-instructors Patrick Yurick and Alonso Nunez are gearing up to begin classes this fall. The small yet comfy, Ocean Beach-based studio space promises to be an engaging experiment in bringing an insider’s perspective to creating comics to students ages six and older.

I look forward to seeing more of Little Fish Comic Book Studio’s founders Yurick and Nunez develop a new wave of aspiring cartoonists in the professional standards and practices of making comics.

You can find out about Little Fish Comic Book Studio’s upcoming classes on the school’s Web site:


A colorful flyer for San Diego's Little Fish Comic Book Studio's recent launch party that happened over the 2012 Labor Day weekend.

Peace out and break out that sketchbook, start drawing your heart out, and take the first step in transforming your dreams into a reality!

- Neil Kendricks

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