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CPTN SRSLY Release Party

May 31, 2013 by  
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This morning I got to be present for the reveal of the third issue of CPTN SRSLY and The Super Master Sentinels at a school assembly where the book was given away to 500 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. I was hired by the SRSLY organization in Chelsea, Michigan to create a super hero series […]

This 12-year-old student broke her ring and pinky fingers on her drawing hand this…

May 15, 2013 by  
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This 12-year-old student broke her ring and pinky fingers on her drawing hand this afternoon at school. Her doctor set the bones and told her to take it easy, but she DEMANDED to come to comics class. I tried to give her a different assignment that wouldn't require the use of her drawing hand, but […]

Today at 12:30 pm ET! Hope to see you there.

May 1, 2013 by  
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Today at 12:30 pm ET! Hope to see you there. Reshared post from +Jerzy Drozd Join us for another fun and lively discussion on comics storytelling on the Comics Are Great! show, streamed live out of the Ann Arbor District Library Netcast Studio! Learn the secrets to creating dynamic action and comedy with @112110526913372259541, author […]

Pitching and Editing Graphic Novels

April 12, 2013 by  
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If you've wondered about the process of pitching a graphic novel and what editors are looking for, the latest episode of +Comics Are Great! is for you. Calista Brill, Senior Editor at First Second Books, provides tons of useful insights on the world of graphic novel publishing. Reshared post from +Comics Are Great! What makes a […]

How a Graphic Novel is Born and Raised

April 9, 2013 by  
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http://www.insideadog.com.au/blog/how-graphic-novel-born-and-raised If you've ever wondered how publishing a graphic novel works, this is the post to read. +Raina Telgemeier gives a great step-by-step, but a key idea is this:  Oh, sure, I had my outline to work off of…but for me, thumbnailing IS writing. I think that's true for a lot of us. We write visually. […]

Spongebob Comics and Why You Should Podcast on Comics Are Great! today

January 23, 2013 by  
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Talking with Gregg Schigiel, the artist on the Spongebob Squarepants comics, writer of X-Babies, and host of the Stuff Said podcast on the Comics Are Great! show, streamed live out of the Ann Arbor District Library. Join us at http://comicsaregreat.tv for the live stream, and participate in the #cag IRC here: http://webchat.freenode.net/ #comics   #podcast   […]

Name your price for my tablet-ready 197-page graphic novel

January 19, 2013 by  
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http://gum.co/izeP During our talk with +Ryan Estrada on the Lean Into Art Cast (http://leanintoart.com/blog/2013/1/19/lia-cast-68-doing-it-wrong-with-ryan-estrada.html), we discussed a bit of the pain involved in getting PDF comics at reasonable prices and in convenient formats for our tablets. So I decided to start putting these thoughts into practice. I just put my 197-page action comedy The Front: Rebirth […]

On-Air Hangout with Raina Telgemeier, talking kidlit, comics, and DRAMA!

December 12, 2012 by  
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Join us at 12:30 pm ET today for a discussion with New York Times bestselling author +Raina Telgemeier on writing for pre-teens, creating compelling heroines, and how an author captures the humor and sweetness of life's troubles to create a story that both kids and adults love. I'll also be joined by teen co-host Cassie, who […]

The Funny Way Time Works in Comics

December 3, 2012 by  
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Comics are a strange medium. Everything is "happening" on the page at the same time in the sense that there's nothing stopping the reader from looking at the page as a unit in itself. But even so, we all know what it means when                    we   […]

What can we learn from Manga?

November 13, 2012 by  
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We're joined by our second-ever guest on the +Lean Into Art Cast for a talk about what makes the medium of manga so unique, and what we in the west can learn from it. +Kasey Van Hise walks us through the ways manga artists establish pacing, explore the expressive potential of character design, and challenge the way […]

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