comics, Making Comics

Cartoon Crossroads

Another year, another trip to Cartoon Crossroads in Columbus. For all of the non-Ohio readers out there, Cartoon Crossroads (CXC) is a convention put together by Jeff Smith (he did a little book you might know by the name of Bone).  Because Jeff is from Ohio, the convention is held in the Columbus Library, which is… Continue reading Cartoon Crossroads

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Cartooning

When I was young, I had no concept of the cartoonist. Although, I'm sure I had no real understanding of how a comic was made. But even when I got older, I mostly thought of the creation of comics as several steps, done by different people. Now, this can be the case, true. But then… Continue reading Cartooning

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The Business of Comics

To me, the hardest thing about making comics is the business part. It seems that a lot of the time, creative minded people aren't focused on business. I can say that from experience. When I started out, I envisioned all the bases I had to cover. Well, almost all of them. I thought about the… Continue reading The Business of Comics

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Making Comics Part 5-Lettering

Well, we’ve finally made it to the end of the creative process. I would say the end period, but there’s an epilogue to all this (next blog post!) And what is the last leg of creating a comic? It’s lettering! It seems to me that a lot of people might ask what a letterer does.… Continue reading Making Comics Part 5-Lettering

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Making Comics Part 3-Inking

Alright, disclaimer: from here on out, we're dealing with the underappreciated aspects of comics. The rest of this blog series will focus on stuff that most people don't know or think about. So, if you do/want to do these things, you are a real hero. I think inking is the hardest thing to explain to… Continue reading Making Comics Part 3-Inking

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Making Comics Part 2-Pencils

Last blog post talked all about writing, so now it's time to move on to art. And, let me tell you truthfully, this is the heavy lifting of the comics process. This is not to say that all parts are not hard, they are, but this one will take you the longest. Before I started… Continue reading Making Comics Part 2-Pencils

Making Comics

Making Comics Part 1-Writing

To many, I think the process of creating a comic is still something of uncertainty. That is, they don't have much of an idea how they are made. A plethora of readers don't know about the process a comic has to go through when being made, so I'll explore this creation step by step. Today,… Continue reading Making Comics Part 1-Writing