comic book drawing club

Some homeschooled girls we know started a comic-drawing club that meets once a week at Amalgam Comics. We often go far too long WITHOUT getting to Amalgam, so this is a great opportunity to get up and out of the house on Tuesday mornings — and has been great for the kids.

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Béla is working on a pretty complex narrative for his “Murder in the House” comic. He is using the comic/manga layout tablets I got them over a year ago (look how long it has been since anything was posted in the “comic books” category up until now) — AND, we have been shown a “non-photo blue” pencil, so now we understand why the lines and boxes in the tablets are that weird color.

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The group is set to meet for an hour, but has gone as long as an hour and a half overtime because the kids are working hard (and well-behaved). When people are finished drawing, someone tends to get the chessboard out. There is also a mom there who speaks Korean, so I am getting in a little practice (although I better get studying at home, because I’ve used up everything I had for her so far).

I am not really sure what Claudia is working on, but I am going to encourage Béla to move “Murder in the House” towards a completed work — it has a lot going on in it and deserves to be finished.

We look forward to our Amalgam mornings!