Last Saturday, we attended a free demo class at the relatively new Little Fish Comic Book Studio in Ocean Beach. Coincidentally, it's right down the street from our old place, but since we moved recently we had to drive twenty minutes to get there. It was worth it!
The studio has a quaint, homey feel to it and has an impressive library of comic books. Even the bathroom is lined with comics!
We were greeted warmly by Alonso Nunez, one of the co-owners. He offered us donuts and water (yes, please!) and took us back to the classroom. The two hour demo included a brief history of comics and then some drawing exercises. Bean was the youngest participant in the class, but he did a great job and learned a lot about himself in the process.
I loved hearing about how the name "Little Fish" came to be. The inspiration was taken from a book called "Swimmy" by Leo Leonni. It's about a little fish who takes it upon himself to organize all the other fish to work together, and scare away the bigger fish so that they can survive. Thus, Little Fish Comic Studio embraces the newcomers in the industry, works together with them, and helps them to achieve their goals.
The studio educates students of all ages (6th grade and above) and gives them a working understanding of what it takes to be a professional in the comic book industry.
The next free Saturday Morning Cartooning demo class takes place next month, just in time for Comic-Con! To sign up, go here. Spaces are limited, so don't take your time! Thanks, Little Fish Comic Book Studio for a lovely morning!