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December 18, 2014 at 01:00PM

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Talking about reading, watching, and playing on the next LIA Cast!

After a season of creative challenges we find ourselves in the season of the holidays. This is a time for relaxing, connecting with loved ones, and having fun! In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast we'll explore in a similar spirit by discussing what we're reading, watching, and playing. What are we making time for? What are we responding to? What do we hope to make more time for, and why?

We'd love to hear what you've been reading, watching, and playing. You can participate in the discussion by commenting in the hangout event page.

Reading, Watching, Playing – LIA Cast 118

Talking about reading, watching, and playing on the next LIA Cast!

After a season of creative challenges we find ourselves in the season of the holidays. This is a time for relaxing, connecting with loved ones, and having fun! In this episode of the Lean Into Art Cast we’ll explore in a similar spirit by discussing what we’re reading, watching, and playing. What are we making time for? What are we responding to? What do we hope to make more time for, and why?

We’d love to hear what you’ve been reading, watching, and playing. You can participate in the discussion by commenting in the hangout event page.


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December 16, 2014 at 12:50PM

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Talking about the best comics to give as gifts on CAG!

We're continuing our tradition of closing out the year with +Dave Roman and +Raina Telgemeier of The Comics Bakery (http://comicsbakery.com). Join us for a rapid round of book talks on some of our favorite comics, which you can use as your last-minute holiday gift guide!

You can share some of your own picks by commenting on the hangout event page.

And check out the book talks we did last year: http://ift.tt/1znmhtP

#comics   #graphicnovels   #comicbooks   #holidayshopping  

Comics for the Holidays – CAG 108

*Talking about the best comics to give as gifts on CAG!*

We’re continuing our tradition of closing out the year with @113771773108158880173 and @100503655594896246229 of The Comics Bakery (http://comicsbakery.com). Join us for a rapid round of book talks on some of our favorite comics, which you can use as your last-minute holiday gift guide!

You can share some of your own picks by commenting on the hangout event page.

And check out the book talks we did last year: http://ift.tt/1znmhtP

#comics   #graphicnovels   #comicbooks   #holidayshopping  


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December 14, 2014 at 11:24PM

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Beware of sliding bears!

Our heroes leap into action in the latest installment of Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire! Here's hoping they can save the lizard miners from whatever trouble they've found themselves in (of course they can).

Read the archives here: http://ift.tt/1lP3ug5
Instagram: http://ift.tt/12ND9O1
Twitter: http://ift.tt/1yEsHCE
Tapastic: http://ift.tt/1yEsHCG

#bears   #birds   #animals   #bestfriends   #adventure   #comics   #webcomics   #cute  

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December 09, 2014 at 10:49PM

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I was kind of excited when I first heard about the HP Envy X2 13t and 15t ultrabooks. A mobile Cintiq alternative that comes in 15" sounds great, right?

But none of the tech blogs (nor HP's website) had any info on what digitizer technology was in the tablet. Thanks to +MobileTechReview (who does terrific and thoughtful reviews that keep the use cases of digital artists in mind), we now know that it uses the Synaptics digitizer, and from this demo (around the 12-minute mark), it looks like it's not quite ready for digital illustration. 

Ah, well. Maybe after some driver and firmware updates!


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December 09, 2014 at 02:03PM

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Printing up some holiday cards for Tiny Expo!

http://tinyexpo.com

This Saturday (Dec. 13) at the Ann Arbor District Library you'll be able to find me and a bunch of other artists selling hand-crafted items for the Tiny Expo! I'll have some of my mini-comics there along with these screenprinted cards featuring characters from Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire.

Hope to see you there!

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December 07, 2014 at 11:32PM

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No more cake means the action can begin!

Our heroes have hardly finished their picnic when all heck breaks loose down at the lizard mine. Time for our adventurers for hire to head into action!

(I sure hope no lizard men got hurt)

Read the archives here: http://ift.tt/1yEsHCG

#boulderandfleet   #bears   #birds   #animals   #cake   #lizards   #webcomics  

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December 07, 2014 at 05:59PM

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Doodling faces on my phone

Practicing some expressions on a character who shows up soon in the Boulder and Fleet webcomic (http://ift.tt/1lP3ug5).

#sketches #boulderandfleet

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CAG! 107 – Animals Doing People Things, with John Green

December 6, 2014 by  
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Talking about the special communicative power of the cartoon on Comics Are Great!

Anthropomorphic comics characters have enjoyed a wide appeal almost since the invention of the comic. Who doesn’t love Snoopy? Characters like Garfield have inspired an entire generation of professional cartoonists. Even the critically-acclaimed Maus featured talking animal characters.

So what is it about “animals doing people things” that’s so compelling? Why are we so willing to invest in a character whose design is so defiantly absurd and unrealistic?

I’m joined by John Green , co-creator of the Teen Boat! graphic novels and creator of the upcoming Hippopotamister, published by First Second Books. Together we unlock the secret powers held within “funny animal characters.”

We’re also joined by Anne Drozd of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations!

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

Book Recommendations:

Live streams every other Wednesday at Comicsaregreat.tv and on Google+!

Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.

This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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CAG! 106 – Talent or Effort? with Zack Giallongo

December 6, 2014 by  
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Broxo! Ewoks! Shakespeare! Banjo music, and more!

It’s time to unbox the age-old question of Talent vs. Effort on Comics Are Great!

How does your comics work change when you shift your focus from “expressing yourself” to “putting in the effort?” Are these terms mutually exclusive, or does the focus oscillate between those poles throughout the project? If so, how do you know when it’s time to change your focus?

I’m joined by Zack Giallongo, cartoonist behind Broxo, Star Wars: Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, and the Stratford Zoo Midnight Review series. Together we explore how a career in cartooning is equal parts creative expression and herculean effort, and how one finds balance between the two.

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

Live streams every other Wednesday at Comicsaregreat.tv and on Google+!

Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.

This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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CAG! 105 – Banned Books

December 6, 2014 by  
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Challenged Comics! Censorship! Dave Carter, and more!

Join us for a discussion on Banned Books Week with David Carter, Librarian at the University of Michigan’s Comics and Video Game Archive. Together we explore censorship in comics and ways we can better advocate for our medium.

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):

Live streams every other Wednesday at Comicsaregreat.tv and on Google+!

Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing.

This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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