Anime Workshop with Carlos Nieto III on Sat., Feb. 2

Learn how to draw anime in a hands-on workshop with animator Carlos Nieto III at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. Nieto has worked on both “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill” as a layout artist and as a Visual Consultant for Disney and Universal creating sketches and final art for set designs.

This event is geared towards tweens and teens who want to learn more about drawing anime and is great for those with a drawing background and even for those who think they cannot draw at all. Nieto will walk you through practical tips for drawing anime and by the end of the workshop you will have created your own original anime character.

Nieto was born and raised in Los Angeles. Growing in the Hispanic area of Silverlake/Echo Park, he was influenced by the mish mash of Central American and South American cultures. He is a mostly self-taught artist, only having taken some basic classes of art in high school, and several night classes at various colleges. He currently works with children and families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as an Artist in Residence, providing them with an artistic escape from the anxiety and stress of being in a hospital. He also travels the country teaching anime and animation workshops.

Registration for this event is required. To register call the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or email To find out more about Nieto visit