Thunder Punch Daily 150 – What Tools Should You Use?

September 10, 2013 by  
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For the 150th episode I break format and answer an email rather than come in with a formulated essay on comic-making. But I think there’s an essay in there somewhere as I give a report on what tools I use to make comics as of September 2013. Links mentioned: Manga Studio Ray Frenden’s Manga Studio […]

Brush Pens vs Manga Studio EX 4

July 18, 2013 by  
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Today I took on Lean Into Art Quest #7: What’s the difference Zero and 60? In which I learned a bit about time management and trusting myself on the page. I took a page of art from The Front: Petty Dreadful that I inked in Manga Studio EX 4 and re-inked it with the Pentel Pocket Brush […]

Comics Are Great! 62 – Writing Visually with Dan Santat

August 24, 2012 by  
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Topics: Writing, sketching, and finding your voice as an author. As counter-intuitive as it may seem, illustration is only one small part of the overall effort in making comics. What really defines what a graphic novelist, cartoonist, or comics artist does happens at the thumbnail level. It’s there that you decide on the panel sizes, […]

KCR! 02 – Working in a Vacuum vs. Instant Gratification with Kazu Kibuishi

June 15, 2012 by  
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In this episode we have a discussion with Kazu Kibuishi of the popular Amulet series about a topic he inspired recently on Twitter: The slow pace of publishing has actually helped me take a calmer, more measured approach to work. Instant feedback can at times be damaging. — Kazu Kibuishi (@boltcity) May 31, 2012 There’s […]

Comics Are Great! 51 – Mini-Comics Day

April 6, 2012 by  
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It’s an hour of talk about the wonderful and unique format known as mini-comics, as I’m joined by Dave Carter of the University of Michigan Art, Architecutre & Engineering Library, and U-M student Meggie Ramm for a wrap-up of Mini-Comics Day 2012! Together we discuss why the mini-comics format is a great entry point for […]

Petty Dreadful Progress: Comics Process, Soup to Nuts

February 29, 2012 by  
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Now that The Front: Petty Dreadful is underway with updates, I plan on blogging the process as I go. I talked about the whys in a recent Lean Into Art podcast. So how do I get from story idea to final comic page? It all starts with a combination of notebooks and Evernote. I jot […]

Thunder Punch Daily 146 – Not “Cheating” Again…

February 14, 2012 by  
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Working on one of the locations for the new Front comic. I’m a cheater! #sketchup… — Jerzy Drozd (@Jerzy) February 11, 2012   I asked for it! I made a joke about “cheating” at my art, and it got some folks rising to defend or dispute the question of whether or not one can […]

Stranger Things

October 18, 2011 by  
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Was going through some of my old materials in order to do some class/podcast prep on the topic of thumbnailing. I wanted to look through how I’ve handled it over the years to demonstrate both how there’s more than one way to do anything as well as how your approach will (and should) change over […]

Thunder Punch Daily 139 – Act Naturally

August 26, 2011 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on an experience I had while working on the latest of my He-Man and the Masters of the Universe character re-imaginings. It’s good to have a reminder that the best creative choices happen when we’re not looking for them. Links mentioned in this episode: A video tutorial I did on […]

Thunder Punch Daily 110 – Categorizing the Process

April 9, 2011 by  
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Today I revisit a topic I don’t think I’ve touched on in a while (maybe not since the Your Comic From the Ground Up series!): namely, whether or not an artist should finish each page of a project in its entirety before moving on to the next one, or whether breaking the process into several […]

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