Make Your Own Comic Book!

Jesse's Comic Book Experience will teach children the fundamentals of creating their very own mini-graphic novel. Leading kids through the entire process, children will first design and discover their main character. Once they've developed their protagonist's "look," complete with name and some backstory, they'll begin sketching their character's story.

As reinforcement, Jesse will bring several comics and introduce the concepts of "story." They'll practice drawing characters, heroes and villains, and get as far along in developing the comic as they can in the time. Art styles and drawing technique will be explored throughout this Experience. For new artists, this Experience will be collaborative and Jesse and your child will co-create a comic they'll get to keep. For children further along in art, Jesse will challenge their abilities and teach them new tricks so they can grow and let their artistic prowess shine! This Experience is also available as a multi-week series to develop a full comic.

About Jesse

Artist and Illustrator

Jesse is a college student at The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, majoring in illustration. He has over 6 years of experience creating vector based and pixel art using digital art software for illustration and graphic design such as Procreate, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Fresco. When he's not in class, he can be found tutoring kids in art; playing sports like badminton, pickleball, and table tennis; hiking in nature; and spending time with his rescue cat.

Jesse is passionate about encouraging kids in their creativity, and teaching them visual art technique. He enjoys teaching children the fundamentals, such as figure and gesture drawing, perspective, different mark-making techniques, color theory, and composition. He also loves exploring and working with kids on popular art styles such as graphic novel / comic book, and manga.

Jesse is vaccinated against COVID-19.

* Fully-vetted, background checked, and interviewed

What Parents Are Saying

We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!
Mandi B.
Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!
Lauren G.
Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.
Sarah L.