Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Show at the Avid Reader!

I'll be showing at The Avid Reader in Davis for the Davis Friday Art Walk from June 12th to early July. The opening will be On June 12th at 7:00. Beverages and snacks!

Update: The opening went really well, and Alzeda, the owner, was a great host. We had more turn out than previous local shows, and it was a pleasure to be there.

Comic book Making Class at the Pence!

I'm teaching a comic book making class called, How to Draw Words and Write pictures (named for the excellent book by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden) at The Pence Gallery in Davis! Wednesday Afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 pm July 1st through August 5th for ages 10 to teen!

This is the copy on the flyer:

Whether it’s humor, manga, supeheroes or graphic novels, this class will help you make the kind of comics you want to make. It’s recommended that students have some drawing ability, but the class is designed for all skill levels. this is not a drawing class, but a class that will teach students the unique skills needed to make comics.

Students will learn: character design, storytelling, the “language” of comics, and how to tell their story clearly and concisely in the comics form. By the end of class, each student will have created their own photocopied mini-comic that they can trade, show at comic book conventions, or give away to family and friends.

Jed Alexander is a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in a variety of publications including:The Sacramento News and Review, LA Weekly, and Nickelodeon. His comics can be seen on the comic’s publisher Top Shelf’s website at

The class is $80 for members of the Pence Gallery, and $90 for non-
members. Classes will be held at the Pence gallery, at 212 D Street
in Davis. basic materials are provided, but a more detailed materials list can be attained at the gallery. Visit us at

Once again, here's the art for the flyer:


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