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September 15, 2014 at 09:50PM

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Talking about walking the line between eerie and cute on CAG!

In this special unscheduled episode of the Comics Are Great! show I'll be joined by +eric orchard, cartoonist behind Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch, published by Top Shelf (http://goo.gl/3U0J9z). Maddy Kettle is a plucky young girl who faces witches, vampire bats, and spider goblins, yet never loses hope or refuses help when asked. She is assisted by friendly ballon-riding bears, banjo-playing raccoons, and vampire bats. So is this a creepy story or a light-hearted adventure? Maybe it can be both, thanks to the special affordances that only comics can offer! 

Join us for a discussion on how comics is the perfect medium to blend opposite elements together and produce something new.

You can participate in the discussion via comments on the G+ Hangout event page.

#comics   #comicbooks   #graphicnovels   #kidlit  

Blending Cute and Eerie – CAG 103

*Talking about walking the line between eerie and cute on CAG!*

In this special unscheduled episode of the Comics Are Great! show I’ll be joined by @115150834179663036977, cartoonist behind _Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch_, published by Top Shelf (http://goo.gl/3U0J9z). Maddy Kettle is a plucky young girl who faces witches, vampire bats, and spider goblins, yet never loses hope or refuses help when asked. She is assisted by friendly ballon-riding bears, banjo-playing raccoons, and vampire bats. So is this a creepy story or a light-hearted adventure? Maybe it can be both, thanks to the special affordances that only comics can offer! 

Join us for a discussion on how comics is the perfect medium to blend opposite elements together and produce something new.

You can participate in the discussion via comments on the G+ Hangout event page.

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September 15, 2014 at 09:49PM

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+Ryan Estrada is at it again–this time he's teaching you how to speak Russian in 15 minutes!

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If you haven't checked out his Patreon campaign yet, you really should. He's got more terrific instructional comics there, including How To Count To A Billion in Korean, An Introduction to Love Hotels, and some terrific podcasts available to patrons only (you can support him for as little as $1).

Check it all out here: http://ift.tt/1sx9vXr

#comics   #webcomics  


Ryan Estrada
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Learn To Read Russian in 15 Minutes! I did this one with my fabulous guest writer +Peter Starr Northrop!  If you want me to make these dang comics more often, visit my Patreon! http://ift.tt/XsgGmB

Learn to Read Russian in 15 Minutes

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Fabulous Secrets 05 – Mr. Miyagi Says It–It’s the Truth, with Kohl Glass

September 15, 2014 by  
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Mr. Miyagi Says It--It's TrueThis time I talk with film maker Kohl Glass about the “recipes” of some genre stories. Lots of Batman and He-Man talk in this one!

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September 13, 2014 at 02:47PM

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Fleet has her cake

Working on the upcoming Boulder and Fleet comic and coloring the very important eating scene.

#comics #boulderandfleet #birds #webcomics

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September 12, 2014 at 02:51PM

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A Graphic Novel That Breathes New Life into Our Understanding of the Kennedy Assassination

+Esquire shares a sneak peek of The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation Into the Kennedy Assassination with commentary by the writer, +Dan Mishkin.

(art by Ernie Colón and me)

The comic will be available everywhere Tuesday, September 16, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the release of the original report.

#comics   #graphicnovel   #jfk   #kennedy   #warrenreport50  

An Incredible Graphic Novel About the Kennedy Assassination



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September 12, 2014 at 11:15AM

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Green Monk is updating again!

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+Brandon Dayton is once again updating his award-winning comic Green Monk, and you can get all sorts of great bonus materials by supporting his Patreon campaign. I pledged, and I can tell you that you won't regret doing the same. Brandon is simply one of the finest comics storytellers out there.

Check it out here: http://ift.tt/1lCr1rf

#comics   #webcomics   #fantasy   #adventure  

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September 10, 2014 at 05:45PM

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Talking about drawing digitally on the next LIA Cast!

Almost everyone in illustration or comics has heard about Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint at this point. More and more creators are switching to it from other drawing applications, and most seem pretty happy about it. Some artists are even suggesting it as a full replacement for the Adobe Suite (http://goo.gl/6J7Eo7).

But who has time to invest in learning new software, especially if you're not even sure that it is a good replacement for your current workflow?

Join us for an interactive demo and discussion that will introduce you to the basics of Manga Studio. Together we'll highlight 3 key features that MS has handled exceedingly well and changed the way we approach digital illustration.

You can comment during the live stream by commenting on the G+ event page.

DISCLAIMER: We are in no way being compensated by Smith Micro for this demonstration/discussion. We're just exploring some tools!

What's So Great About Manga Studio? – LIA Cast 111

*Talking about drawing digitally on the next LIA Cast!*

Almost everyone in illustration or comics has heard about Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint at this point. More and more creators are switching to it from other drawing applications, and most seem pretty happy about it. Some artists are even suggesting it as a full replacement for the Adobe Suite (http://goo.gl/6J7Eo7).

But who has time to invest in learning new software, especially if you’re not even sure that it is a good replacement for your current workflow?

Join us for an interactive demo and discussion that will introduce you to the basics of Manga Studio. Together we’ll highlight 3 key features that MS has handled exceedingly well and changed the way we approach digital illustration.

You can comment during the live stream by commenting on the G+ event page.

*DISCLAIMER:* We are in no way being compensated by Smith Micro for this demonstration/discussion. We’re just exploring some tools!

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September 09, 2014 at 04:12PM

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Talking about the role of fandom on the next CAG!

Whatever your stance on cosplay, one can't deny that it's an active arena in fan participation with media. Is it simply a distracting branch that interferes with the "pure" transactions between fans and creators? Or is it a means for fans to enrich their participation with the creations themselves? When fandoms form around a creation, how should a creator respond?

On the next Comics Are Great! show I'll be joined by Rachel Ashley-Lovelace for a discussion on the culture of fandoms and cosplay and how they might coexist with the creative forces that inform them.

You can participate in the discussion via the G+ Hangout event page.

Recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library: http://comics.aadl.org

#comics   #comicbooks   #cosplay   #fandom  

You Got Your Cosplay in My Comic! – CAG 102

Talking about the role of fandom on the next CAG!

Whatever your stance on cosplay, one can’t deny that it’s an active arena in fan participation with media. Is it simply a distracting branch that interferes with the “pure” transactions between fans and creators? Or is it a means for fans to enrich their participation with the creations themselves? When fandoms form around a creation, how should a creator respond?

On the next Comics Are Great! show I’ll be joined by Rachel Ashley-Lovelace for a discussion on the culture of fandoms and cosplay and how they might coexist with the creative forces that inform them.

You can participate in the discussion via the G+ Hangout event page.

Recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library: http://comics.aadl.org

#comics   #comicbooks   #cosplay   #fandom  

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September 08, 2014 at 09:45PM

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Talking about story "recipes" with film maker Kohl Glass

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I had a terrific time talking with +Kohl Glass, director of Orc Wars (http://ift.tt/1xATK4X), about the storytelling "recipes" we infer from certain genres, the ingredients required to bake a proper Batman story, and navigating a story's morality.

We also talk about why Luke throwing his lightsaber away is a more powerful story moment than when Yoda drew his lightsaber.

(and of course we spend some time talking about He-Man)

The discussion will drop in the podcast feed in a week, but you can listen now by visiting the +Lean Into Art Patreon: http://ift.tt/1xATK4U

#comics   #batman   #superheroes   #writing   #storytelling  

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September 04, 2014 at 12:01PM

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The problems with calling comics creators "authors" and "illustrators."

As comics find wider acceptance in book stores and the realm previously reserved for literature, the medium once again finds itself encountering nomenclature fiction. "Author" may sound impressive, but it can misrepresent the collaborative nature of comics creation.

From +Dan Mishkin:
On the other hand, to portray me as “author,” and Ernie and Jerzy as “illustrators,” rather underplays my role in the finished art, even while overstating the mighty force of my guiding intellect.

Read the whole thing here: http://ift.tt/1t4i3Sm

#comics   #graphicnovels   #writing   #illustration  

"Authors" and "Illustrators"



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