Forget peanuts and free magazines — this is in-flight service with a difference. Earlier this month, passengers flying from Madrid to Tenerife in the Canary Islands were treated to what may be a world first: a character design masterclass on a plane.
Standing in the aisle, the animators Carlos Miranda (image at top) and José Mansuy (below) gave a lesson in illustration, teaching the 200-plus passengers techniques for sketching a cartoon traveler, and showing them how to create basic flip-book animation.
Mansuy is a veteran storyboard artist and animator whose credits include the Woody Woodpecker movie and Sergio Pablos’s Klaus. Miranda is a storyboard artist and art director at Mondo TV Canarias, a studio in Tenerife. He also set up the Spanish animation news website TFanimation.com, which organized the masterclass in partnership with the low-cost carrier Iberia Express.