TAS Holiday Workshops, July 2013 – Kingston LINC

The Big One!  The Kingston LINC cartoon workshops have traditionally been the most well-attended, and this one was no exception.  Most of the kids were old-timers who have been coming to these sessions regularly, and most of them went for the hardcore all-day option.  But it was also wonderful to see some new faces too, with some fantastic skills.

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The Kingston sessions are always very buzzy, the room is full of kids exploding with ideas, so we hurtled straight into it. First up was a combo of Baby-with-a-bomb / underwater car / zombie piranha! There was earnest discussion about some technical conundrums, such as: if we put a glass bubble over the baby’s head, then we have to cut a hole in the glass because his arm is already out, and doesn’t that mean that the water will get in through the hole??? These are very pressing concerns, you seeā€¦..

One thing I especially enjoy in all of these workshops, is seeing how everyone’s own style influences how they interpret what I draw on the board, and the different personalities that emerge in the characters because of that.

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Next, I just HAD to try Clancy’s suggestion of Melting Panda, which I combined with Pea With Cute Ladies Legs.  Here’s a couple of versions:

We finished off the morning session with a Werewolf In The Sun (this also caused heated debate because of course werewolves only come out on a full moon…..while it’s perfectly acceptable for them to wear board shorts & sunglasses!).

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It was a gorgeous sunny winter’s day outside so we sat out the front for lunch before regrouping for the afternoon session, with a few new crew on board and a fresh list of juicy new ideas.

We started with a combo of Egyptian Mummy plus Dog With Wheels – I really love Bruny’s interpretation (under my version, below) with flies around the Mummy’s head & the dog laughing with a crazed look on its face – and bunny slippers:

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We must have been on a Gross & Ghoully roll, because next up was a combo of Apple With A Worm In It plus Fungus-covered Zombie, I think it was about my fave for the day, I was pleased with how the fungus turned out:

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Lastly we finished up with Lucinda’s suggestion of Murderous Bumblebee plus Axe Guitar (see Flow’s version featured at top of this post), which Lucinda had requested so she could make a birthday card for friend (who loves bumblebees).

What a week!  Thanks to everyone who came along, and of course to Sue and the staff at Kingston LINC for your ongoing support!

And here’s what I felt like by the end of the week:

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