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October 02, 2014 at 12:28AM

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Pig Warrior on Tortoiseback

My first entry for #inktober. Will I be able to do one a day for the next 30 days? We'll see!

If you haven't heard of Inktober: http://ift.tt/1wJzsF0

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Where to find me at NYCC!

October 1, 2014 by  
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Dan Mishkin and I will be at New York Comic Con next weekend to participate on some panels and sign copies of our documentary comic, The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation Into the Kennedy Assassination.

Here’s the schedule of events where you can hang out with us and talk about comics:

Thursday, October 9, 7pm: NYCC Kickoff Party at Bergen St Comics! – Dan and I will be joining a big group of cartoonists for signings and hanging out at Bergen St Comics in Brooklyn, NY. Details here.

Friday, October 10, 11:15 am: Abrams ComicArts Preview Panel, NYCC 1A01
For 65 years Abrams has been the country’s premiere art book publisher. It’s been five years since the launch of Abrams ComicArts in 2009, and the tradition of excellence continues with bestselling, award-winning original graphic novels and coffee table books. Join the ComicArts team and their Authors as they discuss current titles, and reveal exciting details about the upcoming Spring 2015 list and forthcoming projects. Includes a slide show, surprise announcements, Special Guests and giveaways.

Friday, October 10, 2:15 pm: Library-Based Comic Conventions Panel, NYCC 1A01
The future of libraries and the future of comics are converging: not only through ever-growing graphic novel sections, but through comics-focused programming, particularly programs aimed at youth and teen patrons. Libraries now host full-fledged comic book conventions that have drawn hundreds, sometimes thousands of attendees, as well as popular comics creators as guests.

Saturday, October 11, 12:00 pm: These Are My People/Aliens/Zombies/Vampires/Dragons!: Building Community in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy World Panel, NYCC 1A18
Military fantasies, space operas, post-apocalyptic SF, a graphic novel about frogs penned by a former professional football player — if you build it, they will come. Richard Kadrey (The Getaway God), Daniel Jose Older (Half-Resurrection Blues), Jerzy Drozd (The Warren Commission Report), Sanford Greene (Kulipari), N.K. Jemisin (The Fifth Season), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Nicholas Sansbury Smith (Orbs) and Moderator Petra Mayer (NPR Books) discuss finding and building a SF/F World Audience.

All of our panels will be followed by a signing session at the Abrams ComicArts booth (2228 on the NYCC exhibitor floor).

Hope to see you there!

September 25, 2014 at 11:45PM

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Takeout Hippo isn't having it.
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September 25, 2014 at 11:34PM

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Super neat blend of animation and comics

I've perhaps been guilty of vociferousness in regard to the importance of static imagery in comics storytelling (though I still stand by my position on that), but every once in a while someone will come along and find just the right balance of animation and comics storytelling techniques to make something unique and compelling.

+Joamette Gil did that with clearQuartz.

I've shut off comments on this post–be sure to post your comments (and +1s) on the original post after you've read the comic!

#comics   #webcomics  


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And now clearQuartz is readable here on G+, too! As always, the best version to read is the panel-by-panel click-through version here: http://ift.tt/1qADs2h 

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September 25, 2014 at 11:27AM

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CPTN SRSLY cover process

I'm off to a school assembly to deliver the next installment of the CPTN SRSLY and the Super Master Sentinels comic series, so I thought I'd share this process GIF of one of the covers.

Penciled on the Galaxy Note 10.1 in LayerPaint HD (http://goo.gl/z3oJbu), inked in Manga Studio 4 EX, colored in Photoshop CS5, lettered in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

#comics   #comicbooks   #process   #illustration  

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September 24, 2014 at 11:40PM

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Talking about managing tight deadlines on the LIA Cast!

We've talked before on the +Lean Into Art Cast about using freelance gigs as an opportunity to experiment and learn new styles or skills. Recently, +Rob Stenzinger took on a freelance job where he only allowed himself 4 hours to complete the project. As we've said before, limitations breed creativity, and Rob discovered some pretty interesting things about the creative process (and himself) in meeting his tight deadline while satisfying his client.

Join us for another live stream of the Lean Into Art Cast where we'll explore how one might use a 4-hour time limit structured into 4 stages of creation to unlock new creative skills.

You can participate during the discussion via the G+ hangout event page.

The 4-Hour Project Experiment – LIA Cast 112

*Talking about managing tight deadlines on the LIA Cast!*

We’ve talked before on the @102971222991170968461 Cast about using freelance gigs as an opportunity to experiment and learn new styles or skills. Recently, @104223824845814651184 took on a freelance job where he only allowed himself 4 hours to complete the project. As we’ve said before, limitations breed creativity, and Rob discovered some pretty interesting things about the creative process (and himself) in meeting his tight deadline while satisfying his client.

Join us for another live stream of the Lean Into Art Cast where we’ll explore how one might use a 4-hour time limit structured into 4 stages of creation to unlock new creative skills.

You can participate during the discussion via the G+ hangout event page.

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September 24, 2014 at 09:25PM

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Teenager! Superhero! Fairy Princess?!

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+Gregg Schigiel's fantastic comic Pix is finally available for purchase. She battles giant Magic 8-Balls and talking bear-fighting monkeys, all while trying to have a personal life. It's crazy fun superhero storytelling at its best. I can't recommend it enough.

You can check out a preview and purchase the physical and digital editions here: http://ift.tt/1mUMmgv

#comics #comocbooks #superheroes #adventure #kidlit

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September 24, 2014 at 09:48AM

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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'll explore censorship in comics and ways we can better advocate for our medium.

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

Recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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Banned Books – CAG! 105

Join us for a discussion on Banned Books Week with @115048845918801233092, Librarian at the University of Michigan’s Comics and Video Game Archive. Together we’ll explore censorship in comics and ways we can better advocate for our medium.

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

Recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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September 20, 2014 at 01:53AM

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Dan Mishkin and me on the Vault of Midnight Podcast

+Dan Mishkin and I had a terrific time talking about The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation Into the Kennedy Assassintation with Nick on the Super Skull podcast, recorded at the +Vault OfMidnight comics store in Ann Arbor. Together we discussed why we chose to approach the subject matter in comics form and how we managed to do so.

After you listen to the discussion, you can check out The Warren Commission Report here: http://ift.tt/RHNkgH

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September 19, 2014 at 07:02PM

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If you want to make big strides in your art, do not miss this event!

+Brandon Dayton is the cartoonist behind the award-winning comic Green Monk and has worked on game projects such as Disney Infinity. The guy has bags of techniques and insights to share.


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Check out the live art coaching I'll be doing with Kent Berame. You can sign up by becoming a patron on Patreon:

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Art Coaching

Check out the live art coaching I’ll be doing with Kent Berame. You can sign up by becoming a patron on Patreon:

http://ift.tt/1lCr1rf

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