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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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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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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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“Comics Will Break Your Heart”

Jack Kirby said that, and did he know a thing or two about comics. At first, when I heard that quote, I didn't really get it. However, now that I'm trying to break into the comic writing biz, I totally understand what the King of Comics meant. He was right, comics will hurt you while… Continue reading “Comics Will Break Your Heart”