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Autobiographical Comics

I'm getting ready to start work on the third issue of my auto bio comic Bearded Comic Book Enthusiast and thought that, as such, this week would be a good time to reflect on the genre. This is a vastly different genre than the mainstream super hero comics because, as you might have noticed, most people are… Continue reading Autobiographical Comics

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Comics Vs. the World

We live in a tough world. But I imagine it's always been that way, just with a different set of circumstances. Because of this reality, from time to time, I find myself wondering just what use it is to make comics. In this world, what is the purpose of putting pen to paper? Drawing scenes… Continue reading Comics Vs. the World

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Comics in the Age of Social Media

Do you know what's hard? Making comics. Do you know what's even harder than that? Understanding, and thus, correctly using social media for a business. Well, for me it is anyway. I can make comic after comic and slowly get better. But throw me into the world of Twitter and algorithms, and I'm lost. I… Continue reading Comics in the Age of Social Media

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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 Drawing

Last week for my blog, I took a look at both traditional and digital drawings. This proved to be a little too big for one entry, so I decided that I would split it up and talk about each method separately so I could get a more complete catalog of thoughts about each process. This… Continue reading Traditional 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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What is in a Name?

Lately, I've been thinking about the language of comics. Specifically, what we call them in all their variations. We've got comics, graphic novels, trade paper backs, strips, web comics, cartoons. Seems like a lot to me. And, recently, I've had several people ask me about what the proper name is for the medium (a heavy… Continue reading What is in a Name?

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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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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