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August 29, 2014 at 01:16PM

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Registration is open for my Youth and Teen Graphic Novel Academy classes!

I'm excited to lead another round of the Graphic Novel Academy classes at the Ann Arbor Art Center! In these 8-week courses we'll play various visual storytelling games that add up to making your own comics, webcomics, or graphic novel. Check out the video to see one of the activities I lead in my classes.

Youth Classes begin Thursday, October 16 at 4:30 pm and repeat every Thursday until December 11. Register here: http://ift.tt/1n4q0Uk

Teen Classes begin Friday, October 17 at 4:00 pm and repeat every Friday until December 12. Register here: http://ift.tt/1n4q1aA

#comics   #webcomics   #graphicnovels   #classes   #annarbor   #michigan  

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Warren Commission Report Signings and Events!

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The Warren Commission ReportWe’re only a few weeks away from the release of The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination, and writer Dan Mishkin and I will be making a bunch of appearances to celebrate our book’s birthday!

Here’s where and when you’ll be able to find us:

Wednesday, September 17, 7pm – Vault of Midnight, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, September 23, 7 pm – Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm – Shuler Books, East Lansing, MI

Thursday, October 9, 6 pm – Bergen Street Comics, Brooklyn, NY

Dan and I will also be participating in a handful of panels at New York Comic Con this October! While we are not tabling at the show, you’ll be able to meet us and get your copy of The Warren Commission Report signed after the Abrams ComicArts Preview Panel.

Hope to see you this fall!

August 26, 2014 at 01:17PM

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Comics Are Great! returns with a battle between kid and adult authors!

We grown-up cartoonists think we know what kids are and aren't picking up on in our work. After all, we were kids once! But memory can be fickle testimony, so in the next Comics Are Great! I'll be joined by 12-year-old cartoonist Connor to talk about what he perceives to be the anatomy of a good story for kids.

I'll also be joined by +Gregg Schigiel, creator of PIX: One Weirdest Weekend (http://pixcomic.com/), artist on Spongebob Comics, and host of the Stuff Said podcast (http://ift.tt/1eQSMpR). 

If you haven't seen Gregg and Connor in action, they led some events at the 2014 Kids Read Comics festival in Ann Arbor, MI. You can see their banter during the Kids Comics Award show held that weekend here: http://goo.gl/SRvzPj

This promises to be a fun one! You can tune in and comment via the Hangout event page, or watch on YouTube at http://ift.tt/133lopb

#comics   #graphicnovels   #superheroes   #writing   #storytelling   #kidlit  

Kids v. Adults – CAG! 101

*Comics Are Great! returns with a battle between kid and adult authors!*

We grown-up cartoonists think we know what kids are and aren’t picking up on in our work. After all, we were kids once! But memory can be fickle testimony, so in the next Comics Are Great! I’ll be joined by 12-year-old cartoonist Connor to talk about what he perceives to be the anatomy of a good story for kids.

I’ll also be joined by @108566392437462909067, creator of _PIX: One Weirdest Weekend_ (http://pixcomic.com/), artist on _Spongebob Comics_, and host of the Stuff Said podcast (http://ift.tt/1eQSMpR). 

If you haven’t seen Gregg and Connor in action, they led some events at the 2014 Kids Read Comics festival in Ann Arbor, MI. You can see their banter during the Kids Comics Award show held that weekend here: http://goo.gl/SRvzPj

This promises to be a fun one! You can tune in and comment via the Hangout event page, or watch on YouTube at http://ift.tt/133lopb

#comics   #graphicnovels   #superheroes   #writing   #storytelling   #kidlit  

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August 26, 2014 at 12:47PM

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SISTERS is finally in book stores!

Just picked up my copy to +Raina Telgemeier's highly-anticipated companion to her comics memoir Smile.

This is the most earnest, sweetest read you're likely to find this year, and an example of the finest comics storytelling. I can't recommend this highly enough.

Find it at your local book store by searching here: http://ift.tt/r7TP9v

#comics #graphicnovels #memoir

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August 25, 2014 at 10:59PM

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Talking about spinning up and managing personal projects on the Lean Into Art Cast!

It’s time to start a new personal project! How do you get it underway, keep it going, or know when it’s time to adjust?

How do you keep the load manageable?

Join us for a live stream of the +Lean Into Art Cast, where we'll explore ways we've spun up to working on passion projects past, how our approaches have changed over the years, and how we might approach such projects in the future.

You can comment via comments in the G+ Hangout event page.

#writing   #drawing   #design   #illustration   #comics  

So You Want to Start a Passion Project? – LIA Cast 110

*Talking about spinning up and managing personal projects on the Lean Into Art Cast!*

It’s time to start a new personal project! How do you get it underway, keep it going, or know when it’s time to adjust?

How do you keep the load manageable?

Join us for a live stream of the @102971222991170968461 Cast, where we’ll explore ways we’ve spun up to working on passion projects past, how our approaches have changed over the years, and how we might approach such projects in the future.

You can comment via comments in the G+ Hangout event page.

#writing   #drawing   #design   #illustration   #comics  

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August 24, 2014 at 10:30PM

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Stone/Mineral Gals

Spent my weekend working on some character designs while simultaneously getting accustomed to coloring in Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint using +Ray Frenden's terrific brushes.

You can purchase his brushes here: http://ift.tt/1pV80zT. His dry brushes are really great.

#characterdesign   #comics   #mangastudio5  

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August 24, 2014 at 02:12PM

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Stone/Mineral Brawler

More practice coloring in Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint. Lobo meets Doomsday, sorta?

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August 23, 2014 at 01:09AM

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More goofing around in Manga Studio 5.

Working on some stone/mineral people. Any resemblance to +Kasey Van Hiseis purely coincidental.

#drawing #mangastudio #comics

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August 22, 2014 at 04:22PM

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Chris Schweizer's launched a comics podcast!

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+Chris Schweizer, cartoonist behind the Crogan Adventures series of graphic novels (http://ift.tt/1vsOsnq) and all around interesting and intelligent guy, has launched a new series of discussions with fellow creatives. You can check it out on SoundCloud.

I'm excited to have a new art show to keep me company at the desk.

#comics   #graphicnovels   #podcast   #art   #writing  

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August 21, 2014 at 01:00PM

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Electric Crystal Monster

Using my Thursday morning sketch time to play with +Ray Frenden's great Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint brushes.

Check them out here: http://ift.tt/1pV80zT

#characterdesign #illustration #monsters

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