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Digital Coloring Lesson

November 14, 2012 by  
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+Karl Altstaetter is at it again with another great process video. Not only do you get to watch him color one of the character designs for his Gekisen Warriors series, but you get to hear him talk through his thinking and decision-making process as the piece comes together. A terrific way to spend 8-9 minutes if […]

Comics Are Great! 41 – Digital Painting

December 8, 2011 by  
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After a failed attempt at some digital painting, I enlisted the help of Brandon Dayton, celebrated cartoonist behind Green Monk and concept designer for EA Games, for a discussion and demonstration on how to paint with pixels. Lots of great material in the video this time as Brandon shares some terrific tips and tricks! We’re […]

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 […]

Boulder & Fleet Cover, v1

August 28, 2011 by  
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So a while back I did a mini-comic called Boulder & Fleet: Adventurers for Hire. Since then I’ve let it sit in a gallery on this site, and I’ve printed up some cheapo mini-comic versions to give away at events like Kids Read Comics. But now that I’m for sure going to SPX this September, […]

Thunder Punch Daily 111 – Judging a Book by Its Cover

April 19, 2011 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on cover design and put out a call for a new Art & Story challenge inspired by Jamie Gambell and the Covered blog. I use some anecdotes about my thought process on the cover designs between the two iterations of The Front: Rebirth as a starting point to figuring out what […]

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 […]

DinoVan!

January 10, 2011 by  
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Working on some new Kids Read Comics branding for our 2011 event. Here’s a piece I finished today for a proposed t-shirt design: We’ll see what the other organizers think. If they like it, you might be able to purchase and wear this shirt later on this year!

Crime Cats UP! Fair Banner

October 18, 2010 by  
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As we head into the final weeks of organization for the UP! Fair, it’s time to get our signage printed. Since the steering committee consists of a bunch of visual artists, we’re each taking a stab at designing a 6’x2′ banner to place on opposite corners of the Carnegie Center’s grounds. That oughtta get some […]