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September 04, 2015 at 09:42AM

September 4, 2015 by  
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Leveling up your comic's layouts

I had a terrific time talking with +Dan Mishkin about visual rhythms, layout, and composition in comics storytelling. This two-hour video is almost a class on comics composition–we break out a bunch of examples of well-executed pages and highlight what makes them work so well.

The video version would probably be the best way to enjoy this one, but you can also get the audio version here: http://ift.tt/1L9oxal


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September 01, 2015 at 05:29PM

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Talking about visual rhythms on the Lean Into Art Cast!

How do you choose how every element in your comic interacts to achieve maximum clarity? How do you use framing, staging, and angle to create moments that show the moments’ tone, rhythm, or mood? How does this thinking change when sound, color, page layout, panel shapes, and panel interiors begin to interact with one another? 
In other words, how does thinking about composition change the way you create your comics?
Comics writer +Dan Mishkin  sits in for Rob to chat with Jerzy about how thinking about composition as a narrative tool can improve your comics storytelling.

You can participate in the discussion by commenting on the hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1Xd6NUB

Using Composition Narratively – LIA 136

*Talking about visual rhythms on the Lean Into Art Cast!*

How do you choose how every element in your comic interacts to achieve maximum clarity? How do you use framing, staging, and angle to create moments that show the moments’ tone, rhythm, or mood? How does this thinking change when sound, color, page layout, panel shapes, and panel interiors begin to interact with one another? 
In other words, how does thinking about composition change the way you create your comics?
Comics writer @113272822151855360800  sits in for Rob to chat with Jerzy about how thinking about composition as a narrative tool can improve your comics storytelling.

You can participate in the discussion by commenting on the hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1Xd6NUB


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August 24, 2015 at 02:35PM

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Fall comics classes in Ann Arbor for adults, teens, and kids

Registration has opened for my fall term comics classes at the +Ann Arbor Art Center. This year I'm offering a lot more classes, including three specifically designed for adults. You'll learn about character design, pacing, and composition. You'll also explore a variety of tools, ranging from various pens and paper to digital illustration software like Manga Studio.

Youth and Teen classes can be found here: http://ift.tt/1ERkTQc

Adult classes can be found here: http://ift.tt/1EepmBw

Hope to see you there!


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July 23, 2015 at 12:34AM

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If you want to level up your comics skills, check out everything +Luis Escobar​ posts!

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New Draw Fu post

If your constructed drawings, when you tighten them up, look like a bunch of stiff robots, even after starting with a great gesture, here's how to make them look held together and unified:

http://bit.ly/1HJjize


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Fabulous Secrets 07 – Clothes Don’t Work Under the Earth, with Zack Giallongo and Tory Woollcott

July 19, 2015 by  
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fs_albumartI’m joined by Tory Woollcott and Zack Giallongo for a casual discussion on the story formulas of Edgar Rice Burroughs books and Murder, She Wrote episodes, fictional worlds we’d most like to move to, encounters with Fraggle Rock, and even some comics process talk.

We also issue a challenge–everyone draw your interpretation of Tory and Zack as Fraggles and tweet the drawings to them!

Links mentioned:

Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.
Jerzy on Google+
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Fabulous Secrets 06 – Origin Stories, with Connor

July 16, 2015 by  
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fs_albumartI’m joined by teen cartoonist Connor for a discussion on when an origin story is necessary, how kids find webcomics, David Lynch films, and They Live.
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Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.
Jerzy on Google+
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July 11, 2015 at 11:36PM

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Inking Baggywrinkles

+Lucy Bellwood​ turns on the Hangouts on Air to share some comics process!


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I'm finishing up inking the cover elements for my upcoming book, Baggywrinkles: A Lubber's Guide to Life at Sea, in Manga Studio! Come take a peek at how I put together illustrated elements for a finished design.

Baggywrinkles: Inking the Cover

I’m finishing up inking the cover elements for my upcoming book, Baggywrinkles: A Lubber’s Guide to Life at Sea, in Manga Studio! Come take a peek at how I put together illustrated elements for a finished design.


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July 01, 2015 at 04:47PM

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Packing up a batch of Artist Edition mini-comics of Boulder and Fleet.

Only a few left here: http://ift.tt/1QVLYZT


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June 29, 2015 at 12:36PM

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Sometimes I think Ryan is the comics equivalent of spacetime.

He's everywhere and we're all reacting to him whether we know it or not.


Ryan Estrada
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AHHHH! I just read the copy of Toronto to Tuscany by Kean Soo and Tory Woollcott that I picked up at Kids Read Comics and SPOILER ALERT! The last page of the book is ABOUT ME! (and what a bad influence I am on the cartoonists and travelers of the world)


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June 29, 2015 at 12:26PM

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+Joseph Coco was super generous to give me so much time to talk about comics and comics advocacy while I was at TCAF. 

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I usually keep #artist  interviews down to 12 minutes, but I had way too much to ask +Jerzy Drozd. He's a great cartoonist and has done a ton for the #comics  community. Check out his Warren Commission Report or Boulder and Fleet comics if you get the chance, and if you're in Michigan you should swing by #krcomics  Kids Read Comics June 20-21.


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