Alejandro Rosado Draws Comics, You Know, For Kids, At C2E2

Makarim Salman writes for Bleeding Cool,

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C2E2 has an extensive family area, with Lego, Yokai Watch, a stage area and drawing supplies.

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At 2pm on Friday, Alejandro Rosado, a member of the Aw Yeah Comics Bullpen, held a well-attended drawing workshop for kids of all ages.

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The session started off with Alejandro asking for character suggestions from the audience which led to the creation of Flash Bob – a mash-up of the Flash and SpongeBob characters.

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Great advice from Alejandro: He starts with simple shapes. Squares, circles and triangles. Princess Bubblegum he thinks of as a Bell. He tries to draw his characters with dynamism which leads to them often being drawn at an angle.

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The session continued with hints on drawing Sonic the Hedgehog, Beast Boy and Daredevil, amongst others.

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Did his lessons pay off? Probably in other attendees. But as you can see from the below, I won’t be headhunted for an exclusive contact with the Big 2 any time soon.

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Alejandro, who lives in Chicago, does regular art teaching workshops on the South Side with middle school kids.

“I enjoy working with kids and seeing that creativity is a real joy.” said Alejandro when I spoke to him after.

He can be contacted at aleroart@gmail.com

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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