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The Creative Process

The question I get asked the most, besides "What are you doing with your life?!" and "Why is it called Hot Cakes?" is about where my ideas come from. I think you'll hear that from any writer/artist/creative person who makes stuff. I mean, I think that in almost every interview I've read, this sentiment has… Continue reading The Creative Process

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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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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

Making Comics

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