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Talking Doctor Who, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Masters of the Universe with Kevin Coppa of…

January 21, 2014 by  
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Talking Doctor Who, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Masters of the Universe with Kevin Coppa of The Puppetbenders!

What's the appeal of action heroes who use violence as a last resort? In the first +Comics Are Great! show of 2014 I'll be joined by +Kevin Coppa of The Puppetbenders (http://ift.tt/1f3Bwhc) for a discussion on how our hearts can sometimes be captured by an action hero who knows when not to fight.

Streamed live from the Ann Arbor District Library's Netcast Studio (http://comics.aadl.org).

Join the discussion by adding comments during the live stream!

#comics   #graphicnovels   #storytelling   #writing  

The Hero who Refuses to Fight – CAG 93

Talking _Doctor Who_, _Avatar: The Last Airbender_, and _Masters of the Universe_ with Kevin Coppa of _The Puppetbenders_!

What’s the appeal of action heroes who use violence as a last resort? In the first +Comics Are Great! show of 2014 I’ll be joined by +Kevin Coppa of _The Puppetbenders_ (http://ift.tt/1f3Bwhc) for a discussion on how our hearts can sometimes be captured by an action hero who knows when _not_ to fight.

Streamed live from the Ann Arbor District Library’s Netcast Studio (http://comics.aadl.org).

Join the discussion by adding comments during the live stream!

#comics   #graphicnovels   #storytelling   #writing  


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How baked should your project be before asking for feedback? Do you only seek out input from…

January 15, 2014 by  
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How baked should your project be before asking for feedback? Do you only seek out input from trusted art buddies, or do you open the floor to everyone? And how do you characterize useful feedback?

In the next +Lean Into Art Cast we'll be joined by +Dave Roman, former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine and author of the Agnes Quill webcomic (http://agnesquill.com/), and +Brandon Dayton, concept artist and author of Green Monk (http://ift.tt/1gLz7Hh), for a discussion on choosing whom you seek out feedback from and the definition of useful critiques.

Share your thoughts on giving and receiving feedback via comments on the HOA page or the live Q&A.

#comics   #art   #writing   #graphicnovels   #storytelling  

Critiques and Feedback – LIA Cast 94

How baked should your project be before asking for feedback? Do you only seek out input from trusted art buddies, or do you open the floor to everyone? And how do you characterize _useful_ feedback?

In the next +Lean Into Art Cast we’ll be joined by +Dave Roman, former editor at Nickelodeon Magazine and author of the _Agnes Quill_ webcomic (http://agnesquill.com/), and +Brandon Dayton, concept artist and author of _Green Monk_ (http://ift.tt/1gLz7Hh), for a discussion on choosing whom you seek out feedback from and the definition of useful critiques.

Share your thoughts on giving and receiving feedback via comments on the HOA page or the live Q&A.

#comics   #art   #writing   #graphicnovels   #storytelling  


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Run, robogal!

January 11, 2014 by  
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Run, robogal!

After a week of drawing comics backgrounds, I needed to doodle something for fun. Something in motion.

Drawn on the Galaxy Note 10.1 in +Papyrus.

#sketches #robots 

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Finally, Maxx Zero appears in the Robo Force comic!

January 1, 2014 by  
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Finally, Maxx Zero appears in the Robo Force comic!

http://www.toyfinity.com/comics/?c=3&p=7

The Robo Force comic continues to update with a page that was especially fun for me. Got to draw Maxx Zero in his former glory before his apparent destruction. And bonus points if you can recognize the ship he's flying!

Read the comic from the beginning here: http://www.toyfinity.com/comics/?c=3

#comics   #cartoons   #80scartoons   #roboforce  

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Comics Are Great! show on Hiatus until February

January 1, 2014 by  
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Comics Are Great! show on Hiatus until February

I'm sorry to say that I have to take a short break from the +Comics Are Great! broadcasts for the month of January. A one-two punch of a nasty case of the flu plus a do-or-die comics deadline have put me in a position where I have to put my head down and get caught up on things for the next 30 days.

But I plan on bringing the show back in mid-February, once I've met some of my deadlines.

I still plan on participating on the +Lean Into Art Casts for the month of January, so you'll be able to find me there.

And there are tons of episodes in the archives if you haven't checked them out (they have a good shelf life!): http://comicsaregreat.com/category/cagpodcast

#comics   #graphicnovels   #podcast  

CAG Podcast : Comics Are Great!



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Happy Holidays from Maggie

December 25, 2013 by  
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Happy Holidays from Maggie

Read Cap'n Cat here: https://plus.google.com/photos/106355069544970479726/albums/5787333843792356449

#comics #capncat #holidays

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The Gift That Needs No Shipping: Online Comics Courses

December 20, 2013 by  
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The Gift That Needs No Shipping: Online Comics Courses

http://www.leanintoart.com/workshops

Thanks to everyone who has supported +Lean Into Art during our Name-Your-Price for Video Workshops sale! We're keeping the price at $0 (or pay what you think it's worth) through the end of the year.

One I'm especially proud of is my 4-hour session on designing comics sound elements called FTAM! A detailed exploration of comics sound theory and design. But there are also workshops on designing game experiences, user interface, coloring comics, and more.

Might make a nice gift for a creative person in your life.

Find out more here: http://www.leanintoart.com/workshops

#comics   #graphicnovels   #writing   #design  

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No need for a gift receipt if you give graphic novels.

December 20, 2013 by  
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No need for a gift receipt if you give graphic novels.

+Dave Roman put together a great video highlighting some of the best graphic novels to give as gifts this holiday season. Go to your local book store and get these books for a loved one!

#comics   #graphicnovels   #holidayshopping  


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An expanded version of the video montage I made for Ep 91 of Comics Are Great. Inspired by those 80's Kraft holiday commercials.  http://youtu.be/_NC06aU83rE


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Pencil Pup, the sweetest Twilight Zone story ever made

December 20, 2013 by  
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Pencil Pup, the sweetest Twilight Zone story ever made

http://pencilpup.com

+Megan Brennan has consistently delighted me through her comics and her social media feeds. And today's her birthday, so it's a good time to go check out some of the terrific comics she makes and give her a follow. You won't be sorry.

Here's where to find all of her stuff: http://megthebrennan.tumblr.com/
#comics   #webcomics  

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Happy Holidays from Boulder and Fleet

December 19, 2013 by  
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Happy Holidays from Boulder and Fleet

Used my sketching time at Roos Roast (best coffee in Ann Arbor) to draw everyone a holiday card.

More on these characters at http://boulderandfleet.com

Drawn in LayerPaint HD on the Galaxy Note 10.1.

#comics #boulderandfleet #galaxynote #layerpainthd

Happy Holidays From Boulder And Fleet

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Used my sketching time at Roos Roast (best coffee in Ann Arbor) to draw everyone a holiday card.

More on these characters at http://boulderandfleet.com

Drawn in LayerPaint HD on the Galaxy Note 10.1.

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