Fabulous Secrets 01 – I Could Be Sleeping Right Now

May 12, 2014 by  
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I’ve decided to relaunch the Fabulous Secrets podcast! But instead of a show about teaching comics (a topic I cover¬†thoroughly on the Lean Into Art Cast), the new edition of FS will feature casual conversations with cartoonists. Think of it as a less formal version of the¬†Comics Are Great! show. In this first episode I […]

Next Page of The Front: Petty Dreadful in Progress

November 7, 2012 by  
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Managed to squeeze in some time on The Front again in between my top priority jobs. It's amazing how tiny bits begin to add up to a thing when you set aside an hour or two a day. Did the flatting, or adding the basic colors, this evening. Since I inked the page in Manga […]

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 […]

Drawing for Myself – Petty Dreadful Progress!

February 17, 2012 by  
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Stole some time today to work on the new Front comic. While I got one page penciled, inked, and flatted all in one afternoon, the truth of the matter is that I’ll have to speed up. I was being far too precious with this page as I penciled it. That’s way tighter than I had […]

Open Photoshop Labs!

October 7, 2011 by  
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I’m super excited to announce that the Ann Arbor District Library has instituted an additional monthly session of the Comic Artists Forum! In these follow-up sessions, they’re opening up their lab full of Macintosh computers, equipped with the latest edition of Adobe Photoshop Elements, so you can come in and get a chance to clean […]

Thunder Punch Daily 141 – Experimenting on Freelance

September 16, 2011 by  
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In a rush to make a deadline on a “freelance” project, I found out some neat ways to integrate my coloring style with my brush work style. I wander around how I did it in this audio essay. Links mentioned in this episode: Green Brain Comics’ Fantastic Four #1 gallery exhibition Boulder & Fleet: Adventurers […]

Photoshop Elements Class August 16 & 17

August 4, 2011 by  
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Learn how to color comics digitally without having to purchase the expensive Adobe suites! On August 16 and 17 I’ll be leading a total of four open hands-on sessions on using Adobe Photoshop Elements to digitally clean up your art, prep for print, and even apply colors and halftones. I will have an example you […]

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 […]