FTAM! Creating Sound in Comics workshop

December 6, 2011 by  
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I’m really excited to announce that registration is open for my new online workshop on creating sound elements in Adobe Illustrator! In this multi-session course (which amounts to 6 hours of programming) you’ll learn how I choose my fonts, design my word balloons from scratch, design sound elements such as sound effects, and integrate them […]

Comics Are Great! 37 – Adobe Illustrating

November 21, 2011 by  
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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 […]

Comics Are Great! 35 – Gender Identity

November 10, 2011 by  
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It’s a discussion on the positive power of fantasy stories on this week’s Comics Are Great! podcast, as I’m joined by Joamette Gil and Brian Denham for a discussion on their new comic, Exile. Gil and Denham’s story features a transgender protagonist who faces cosmic challenges while also dealing with her own gender identity. But […]

Thunder Punch Daily 101 – Logo Design Tips

February 21, 2011 by  
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As I work through a batch of designs for a new logo for the Kids Read Comics event, I share a little bit about my thinking process about logo design and three methods I use to put a little intentionality into my logos. Don’t forget to check out the new episode of Big Illustration Party […]

Thunder Punch Daily 30 – Word Balloon Tips

May 14, 2010 by  
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Today I blast through a few go-to checkpoints I use when creating word balloons on my pages. The Checkpoints Mentioned:   Placement Tails Properly centering the text Checking with others to see about placement Irregular shapes Fonts   I referred to Art & Story episodes 95 and 79 in this episode, if you want to […]