Comics Are Great! 37 – Adobe Illustrating

November 21, 2011 by  
Filed under CAG Podcast, News, Podcasts

We’ve got two super cartoonists in the studio this week for a discussion on digital vs analog tools, with a demonstration on how to draw with what might be the program that perplexes the most cartoonists–Adobe Illustrator!

And who better to demo than Jannie Ho, children’s book illustrator and comics artist, widely known for her work on The Great Reindeer Rebellion, Light the Menorah, and Lily’s Lucky Leotard.

Also in studio we have Ryan Estrada, author of Aki Alliance, The Kind You Don’t Take Home to Mother, and Chillin’ Like Villains (or you can just download the Complete Ryan Estrada Collection to get them all–for free!). Ryan was recently included in the next Machine of Death collection as well.

Together we talk a bit about Ryan’s recent adventures in South America and finding out he was a Google Plus star upon his return home. After revisiting some talk on social networking we started in Comics Are Great! episode 17, we move on to some drawing demos from Ryan and Jannie.

We’re joined once again by Eli Neiburger of the Ann Arbor District Library, who shares some closing thoughts and great book recommendations!

This week’s book recommendations:

Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):

Tune in next Wednesday live at 12:30 pm Eastern Time on!

Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing. This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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2 Responses to “Comics Are Great! 37 – Adobe Illustrating”
  1. Jerzy Drozd says:

    You can enter to win the art completed during this episode by simply telling people about the show. Here’s how you do it:

    – Post a link to this episode on any social media site (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Google Plus)
    – Share that link in the comments here, or email the link to
    – I’ll select one random entry to get Ryan Estrada’s ink sketch, and mail the sketch to the winner!
    – Deadline for this giveaway: December 7!

    (And each social media post counts as an entry, so if you post in multiple places, you’ll be entered multiple times!)

    Ryan’s bunny sketch prize: