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February 01, 2015 at 12:55AM

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Sketched some birds this weekend at the Univesity of Michigan Museum of Natural History. 
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January 29, 2015 at 08:41AM

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Ares Arise!

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A bunch of artists are drawing their takes on the Greek god of war in celebration of George O'Connor's new comic Ares, Bringer of War from First Second Books!

For my entry I asked myself what would Ares look like if he were a Masters of the Universe character?

Check out all of the entries here: http://ift.tt/1uEMsqV

#aresarise

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January 28, 2015 at 02:57PM

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Talking about interactive fiction on the LIA Cast!

We've talked about interactive storytelling in the form of games (http://goo.gl/AQdqmM), and we've spent plenty of episodes exploring the storytelling affordances of comics. But this time we're joined by +Kasey Van Hise  for an exploration of another kind of interactive fiction–the Visual Novel(http://goo.gl/BC9jAK).

How does your writing and design approach change when you're creating something that's meant to be interactive? How does character development work when you have to consider every possible path of development? How does your thinking about plot change when considering reader decision points?

Kasey Van Hise of the Hustle Cat visual novel (http://ift.tt/1tsqYSL) will help us navigate these concerns and offer tips on writing a visual novel of your own.

You can participate in the discussion via the Hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1CzFeLj

Visual Novels, with Kasey Van Hise – LIA Cast 121

*Talking about interactive fiction on the LIA Cast!*

We’ve talked about interactive storytelling in the form of games (http://goo.gl/AQdqmM), and we’ve spent plenty of episodes exploring the storytelling affordances of comics. But this time we’re joined by @104690391366640176555  for an exploration of another kind of interactive fiction–the Visual Novel(http://goo.gl/BC9jAK).

How does your writing and design approach change when you’re creating something that’s meant to be interactive? How does character development work when you have to consider every possible path of development? How does your thinking about plot change when considering reader _decision points_?

Kasey Van Hise of the Hustle Cat visual novel (http://ift.tt/1tsqYSL) will help us navigate these concerns and offer tips on writing a visual novel of your own.

You can participate in the discussion via the Hangout event page: http://ift.tt/1CzFeLj


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January 25, 2015 at 11:40PM

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Petty fights before epic fights

Villain infighting! Will this put the kibosh on the big battle between Rube and Boulder and Fleet?

Read the whole series on +Tapastic: http://ift.tt/1yEsHCG

#comics #webcomics #bear #bird #cute #bickering

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January 23, 2015 at 04:04PM

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Streaming live while I color an upcoming page of the Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire!

Working in Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint on the Surface Pro 2.

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Drawing Live Stream – Boulder and Fleet, Pg 19

*Streaming live while I color an upcoming page of the Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire!*

Working in Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint on the Surface Pro 2.

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January 21, 2015 at 08:38PM

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Boulder and Fleet script pages

I took this photo for the #idrawthisbig meme started by Colby Sharp of the Nerdy Book Club ( http://ift.tt/1Jihfk2). I was supposed to use a 25¢ piece for scale, but I used my G1 Bumblebee instead. Close enough!

As for the script: I created a template in Adobe InDesign and printed out a dummy book. I carry this script with me everywhere I go, because you never know when a good idea will strike!

#comics #webcomics #boulderandfleet


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January 19, 2015 at 10:05AM

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Beware of ladies with arm-mounted laser crystals!

Things are looking bad for our heroes in the latest episode of Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire! Who is this mystery gal and why does she want to eat all of the miners' metal?

Read the whole series on +Tapastic : http://ift.tt/1yEsHCG

I shared some of the process of this page on the latest Lean Into Art Cast. If you're a process junkie you might get a kick out of it:  http://ift.tt/1BV0MSu

#comics #webcomics #bears #birds #lasers #lizards #fantasy

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January 14, 2015 at 01:31PM

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Talking about the visual, narrative, and rhythmic nature of comics lettering on the Lean Into Art Cast!

Lettering used to be a specialized position in the comics industry. Thanks to software like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Manga Studio the tools of the professional letterer are now available to anyone. Are the tools enough to make one's lettering look professional, though? How does the work change when we think about lettering as yet another design tool in our visual communication toolbox? How does thinking about the visual, narrative, and rhythmic nature of sound elements lead us to more intentional choices on the page?

We'll be joined by +Zack Giallongo  (http://ift.tt/1IoinVD), the cartoonist behind Broxo, Ewoks: Shadows of Endor, and The Stratford Zoo Midnight Review, for a discussion on making more design-oriented choices in lettering our comics.

You can participate in the discussion by commenting on the Hangout event page: http://ift.tt/17IgIMD

Spotting Your Balloons, with Zack Giallongo – LIA Cast 120

*Talking about the visual, narrative, and rhythmic nature of comics lettering on the Lean Into Art Cast!*

Lettering used to be a specialized position in the comics industry. Thanks to software like Photoshop, Illustrator, and Manga Studio the tools of the professional letterer are now available to anyone. Are the tools enough to make one’s lettering look professional, though? How does the work change when we think about lettering as yet another design tool in our visual communication toolbox? How does thinking about the visual, narrative, and rhythmic nature of sound elements lead us to more intentional choices on the page?

We’ll be joined by @107658236631618077196  (http://ift.tt/1IoinVD), the cartoonist behind _Broxo_, _Ewoks: Shadows of Endor_, and _The Stratford Zoo Midnight Review_, for a discussion on making more design-oriented choices in lettering our comics.

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January 13, 2015 at 01:40PM

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Teen Boat! is coming!

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Teen Boat returns later this year in the all-new adventure, TEEN BOAT! THE RACE FOR BOATLANTIS. Check out that explosive cover! You can pre-order it from Amazon here:
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January 11, 2015 at 10:56PM

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Heads Up, Boulder!

Things are about to get a bit hairy in the Boulder and Fleet webcomic.

You can read the story in its entirety here: http://ift.tt/1yEsHCG

And you can watch this page come together here: http://ift.tt/1wNEvjM

#comics   #webcomics   #bear   #bird   #lizard   #animals  

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