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Digital Drawing

Time rolls on and the seeds I planted two weeks ago have finally grown. Last week I took a singular look at traditional drawing, so this week, I dive into the world of digital drawing. I don't really know how long people have been drawing on computers, but it's been around for a while. And… Continue reading Digital Drawing

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Traditional and Digital Drawing

One of the most frequent questions I ask when meeting other creators at conventions is "do you draw traditionally or digitally?" meaning do you draw on paper, or do you draw on your computer. This usually leads to some pretty interesting discussion (often times the rare kind that doesn't end in debate or argument. Hard… Continue reading Traditional and Digital Drawing

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Year of the Cakes-2017

Usually on my blog I like to talk about topics that can be deemed informative in regards to comics. But every now and then I take the road less traveled and talk about ME! And if there's any time to do that, it's now, at the end of the year. I take this time to… Continue reading Year of the Cakes-2017

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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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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

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The Comic Strip

Long, long ago, before there was the comic book, people depended on the newspapers and magazines comic strips to read what would become known as sequential art. This is a tradition that we still have today, of course, but now not many people think of the comic pages of a newspaper as the cutting edge… Continue reading The Comic Strip

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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