Talking Comics: Age of Apocalypse Edition

This week, Eric and Arnie discuss Age of Apocalypse, an alternate-history look at the X-Men and the rest of the Marvel universe.

In other Heroes & Villains news, the store is hosting a master-class in the art of comic illustration. The press release is below the cut.

Heroes and Villains enlists professional comic book artist Jason Pedersen to teach a comic book illustration course!

Classes begin Saturday, April 28th, continue on the 3 subsequent Saturdays and cost $49.99 per 4 class “semester”.

Students may sign up for either a 10am-12pm or 12:30pm-2:30pm class. Classes fill capacity at 10 students.

Registration begins March 20th, and ends April 27th.

During this first (of three planned) semester students will become adept with the tools used to create a comic book and master the arts of anatomy, perspective, and composition.

Classes will be taught by Jason Pedersen, an accomplished illustrator whose comic book work has been published by Crossgen, Moonstone, The Tucson Citizen, The Arizona Wildcat, and Illustration Pages.

Pedersen also works as a fine artist, and has been featured in such galleries as Blue Raven, Cade, The School of Visual Arts, and The Society of Illustrators.

He received his Bachelor of Fine Art degree from School of Visual Arts in New York City.

To find out more about Heroes and Villains’ drawing classes or Jason Pedersen, contact Eric Esquivel at or 520-321-4376.

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