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Friday Review-Gale

Hey, let's dive into some webcomics! Gale is an indie webcomic made by fellow creators that I met through social media/networking. It is written by Seth Greenwood and drawn by Angela Zhang, who've been working tirelessly to bring this comic to readers, so let's jump in! Gale is a noir. You know, black and white,… Continue reading Friday Review-Gale

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(Comic) Lovers in a Digital Time

It's never been a better time to read comics. And if you don't think that, then you can't argue it's never been easier to get access to them. Let me tell you something I love; digital reading. I know that a lot of people want what they call "the real book," as I hear so… Continue reading (Comic) Lovers in a Digital Time

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Friday Review: Lucky Luke-Billy the Kid

In order to prepare for my upcoming western comic, I've been doing a little bit of research. Some of that research was reading this volume of Lucky Luke. This was released as the first volume by Cinebook, the publishing company, but it's actually the 20th Lucky Luke story. I haven't been able to find a… Continue reading Friday Review: Lucky Luke-Billy the Kid

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Carl Barks

I sit here, and stare at the screen, thinking about what to write. One name continues to scroll across my mind: Carl Barks. Where Karl Marx ran foul of capitalism, Carl Barks ran with the most capitalistic of fowls. I'm so happy I got to write that joke. Carl Barks, the creator of Uncle Scrooge.… Continue reading Carl Barks

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Friday Review: The Fisherman Rumble at Robber’s Reef #1

This week for my comic review, I'm taking a look at The Fisherman. This is a different review for me, because the Fisherman is done by indie comic maker (and fellow Ohian) Aaron Lindeman. Reviewing Will Eisner was a lot of fun, but I'm excited to report on the local indie scene, so let's get… Continue reading Friday Review: The Fisherman Rumble at Robber’s Reef #1

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Beyond 1986

I'm of the opinion that comics have always had depth. That's not to say all comics all the time, in fact we live in a time with plenty of shallow comics (my own web comic included!) But back in the early days of comics, anything with depth was the minority. For most of the 20th… Continue reading Beyond 1986

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Friday Review: A Contract With God Trilogy

For a while now, I've wanted to do a weekly book review. I read these books and want to talk about them, and give them more exposure outside of their niche interest groups. So I thought it would be perfect to start with the¬†Contract with God¬†Trilogy by Will Eisner. I was intimidated to read this… Continue reading Friday Review: A Contract With God Trilogy

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Advice For Making Comics

Do you want to make comics? Well let me start with this: it's hard. Now, I don't mean that in a discouraging way. But it's hard work, probably more than most people realize. You have to wrestle a story into good enough shape to write, draw it, ink it, color it, and letter it. I'm… Continue reading Advice For Making Comics

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Usagi Yojimbo

It takes me a while to read volumes of Usagi Yojimbo. It's not because they're too big (although the Saga collections are thick). And it's not because there's too much text, or it's too complicated for me to understand. No, it's because when I'm reading Usagi Yojimbo, I'm also studying. I'm taking extra time to… Continue reading Usagi Yojimbo

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Inktober Retropsective

How convenient that Inktober should end on a Tuesday, so I can write about it on a Wednesday. Now that's timing, October. Inktober, if you don't know, is a designated time for artist to try and draw one picture a day, using only ink. Now, some people followed the official prompt, but I did not.… Continue reading Inktober Retropsective