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Friday Book Review: Daytripper

Is this, you ask yourself, another book I've never read, but definitely should? Why, yes, yes it is. Daytripper is another quality title delivered by Vertigo Comics, written by Fabio Moon and drawn by Gabriel Ba. I think it's important to note that the authors are real life twins. It seems to me this helps their work… Continue reading Friday Book Review: Daytripper

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Friday Review: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book

Not to be confused with The Jungle Book, or a comic book adaptation of that work. No, this is something quite different, indeed. I've been meaning to read this book for some time, because I always hear about it while reading about comics. I'm kind of ashamed it took me this long. Kurtzman is one of the… Continue reading Friday Review: Harvey Kurtzman’s Jungle Book

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Friday Review: Mooncop

You might be asking, "what is Mooncop about." And then I look at you and say, "It's about a cop. On the moon." A premise so simple maybe you could have come up with it yourself. But you didn't! Tom Gauld did. OK, maybe you did have this idea, but you didn't right this book. Tom Gauld… Continue reading Friday Review: Mooncop

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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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Comic Book Romance

As today is Valentine's Day, and I'm a sucker for such things, I've decided to dive into the romantic side of comics. This is not going to be an academic look into love, rather, an examinations of some of the comic book relationships that really stick out to me. No, not every couple will be… Continue reading Comic Book Romance

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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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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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Friday Review: the World of Edena

It's the last Friday Review of 2017, so let's finish up with a bang: Moebius! I've been meaning to dive into the work of Moebius for some time now, but I've had trouble finding some. Then the people of Dark Horse started doing the Lord's work (sorry Fantagraphics), and I found this collected, translated edition… Continue reading Friday Review: the World of Edena