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Thunder Punch Daily 105 – It’s Natural, Not a Syndrome!

March 29, 2011 by  
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Today I share some thoughts from the car as I wrestle with a comment reportedly made by a well-known comics personality on the “Manga Syndrome” and beginning artists who ape the style of others. I get a little angry in this one as I talk about why I think we should talk about what works […]

Thunder Punch Daily 95 – Short-Term Overextension

January 24, 2011 by  
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Today I explain why I took on making a mini-comic to be completed in the same week that I have a trillion other things going on. Does this fly in the face of my 2011 goal not to overcommit to projects? If not, how? Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_095_crazyweek.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | […]

Comics Are Great! 07 – Manga is Great

December 2, 2010 by  
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Hot on the heels of last episode’s celebration of American Comics, this time we’re paying tribute to the wonderful world of comics from Japan, otherwise known as Manga! I’m joined by one of my favorite roundtables of cartoonists: Brandon Dayton is the cartoonist behind the comic Green Monk and contributor to the Feature Creeps process […]

Thunder Punch Daily 58 – Critical Thinking & Hero Worship

August 26, 2010 by  
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Every once in a while we find ourselves looking upon the success of others as a sign that they’re made of something that we’re not, or we come up against a group of people who have bought into their own hype and like to throw that around a bit. Today I examine how participating that […]

Thunder Punch Daily 57 – Time Limits

August 18, 2010 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on my process of thumbnailing, based on some Twitter conversation between me, Jono, and Zach Bosteel. I point out a few ways you can speed things up even if you spend a long time on your thumbs as well as some of my thinking and process strategies to speed up […]

Thunder Punch Daily 40 – Hook and Character

June 19, 2010 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on the value of a good hook for your story or project, tying that in to how we can think of the “character” of your story or project as a means to keep yourself on track with the spadework of seeing the project through. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_040_h00k.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): […]

Thunder Punch Daily 37 – Keeping The Fire Burning

June 4, 2010 by  
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Today I answer a question from Rene van Belzen about how to keep the fires burning when working on a long-form comic. I share some of my personal experiences in letting old projects go until I found the story that made me say “…and it’s gonna be awesome!” Afterwards I share a few thoughts on […]

Thunder Punch Daily 26 – Jumping on the Couch

April 26, 2010 by  
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Today I build on some thoughts I shared on a recent Art & Story Extreme!! and talk a bit about sincerity and how I use an experience I had when watching the Robotech series to put myself back in that mindset. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_026_z3n.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:10 […]

Thunder Punch Daily 13 – My Speech on “Pro-Tips”

March 25, 2010 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on why I’m generally not a big fan of “Pro-Tips” and how I think Absolutism and Relativism can be reconciled if you think like a compassionate human being. Believe it or not, I think this has a lot to do with cartooning, especially teaching cartooning. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_013maryj0.mp3Podcast […]

Thunder Punch Daily 12 – More Steps = Faster Work

March 23, 2010 by  
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Chris Oatley┬árecently shared a thought in his ArtCast about how you can speed up your illustrations by slowing down and taking more care with your structure. I agree, and today I share a few thoughts about how increasing the amount of passes in my daily sketches makes for faster drawing. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_012swave85.mp3Podcast […]

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