Little Fish Comic Book Studio: A Creator Profile
With Comic Con coming to a close here in San Diego we thought we’d extend the moment just a bit and share this vlog of an interview Polly had with Alonso Nunez, creator of Little Fish Comic Book Studio.
Nunez (left) and his colleague Patrick Yurick started Little Fish in 2012. Here’s how they explain their vision and mission (as well as that catchy name):
The ‘big fish’ have taken over the pond and we have both been inspired by other little fish (independent comic publishers & small press) and believe that it is possible to survive ‘in the pond’ by working together and inspiring others to pursue their dreams to make great comics.
But they do so much more than create comic books. Alonso and Patrick are dedicated to teaching the art of the comic book craft. As firm believers in the role of comic books in the classroom, Little Fish Comic Book Studio works with standards based visual arts curriculum models.
The comic book movement has been strengthened through programs like The Comic Book Project which has shown that kids can learn about story telling, visual design, connecting words and pictures and most importantly encouraged to read through their love of comics.
Little Fish has year-round classes and summer camps for kids, provide technical assistance and spread the good vibes of the small press comic book world. You have to listen to the story to feel the inspiration and hear how Alonso is putting his passion to work.
Click on the logo to go to the video.
Read on about their mission:
For more information about the Little Fish organization: KPBS Radio Video
In the future, we’ll profile another comic book hub with a commitment to kids and learning – San Diego Comic Art Gallery. Stay tuned.