These are some of the most evil sooper villains of all time!
And they were created by the kids who came to my cartooning workshop at the Cerritos Public Library a couple weeks ago!
First thing we did was hand out a set of KND model sheets to the 50+ kids in attendance. Don't know what a model sheet is?
Here's an example:
Since animation requires LOTS of artists, everyone is given model sheets so they're all drawing the characters the same way. It shows the character from the front, back, side and 3/4 views, shows him or her in assorted different poses and gives little tips on how to draw them. Basically it's a cheat sheet that you're encouraged to use!'
So armed with these, the kids each picked a character and practiced drawing them while I went around and gasped at what a great job they were doing!
After each and every one of them mastered how to draw the Kids Next Door we moved onto the next step:
Drawing THEMSELVES as KND operatives.
They picked their own Numbuhs...
Chose their own sectors...
And created some characters that Numbuh One would have
been proud to work with!
But what's a KND operative without a sooper villain to fight?!
That's when we got down to drawing the bad guys!
I wish I had snapped some pics of some of these no-good-doers because they were awesome!
Bowtie Man insisted that all children wear bowties all the time!
The Videogame Stealer stole videogames from you right when you were about to get a high score!
And Catnapper stole your cat when you weren't looking!
Sheesh-- I woulda been proud to have any one of these kids working on the show back when we were in production!
And finally, as a reward for working so hard, we watched a brand-new, un-aired episode of Fish Hooks! It's always pretty cool to be the very first kids to see an episode and this group definitely earned it!
So all and all, we had a rockin' time!
Lots of fun!
Lots of drawing!
And no injuries!
Can't ask for much more than that, right?
Thanks to everyone at the library for having me back again!
It's always a pleasure!