Thunder Punch Daily 109 – Tablet Drawlin’

April 7, 2011 by  
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Today I share some initial thoughts on drawing on the iPad, having sketched a bit on the device lately. I talk about my experience using Sketchbook Pro, the Pogo stylus, and the BoxWave stylus, and do my best to determine who would be best served by drawing on this device. Examples of my iPad sketches […]

Thunder Punch Daily 98 – One Week Later Observations

January 28, 2011 by  
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Sharing a few thoughts on what I learned and what I fought against in making a mini-comic in a week! Surprises, sadness, and finding my courage to press on. By the way, the mini-comic is complete! You can read it here. Subscribe through iTunes RSS (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:34 […]

Drawing for Myself- Making a Mini-Comic Pt 4

January 27, 2011 by  
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Going to be crazy busy for the next 48 hours as I finalize my presentations for Ignite 5 in Ann Arbor and Chelsea (information about the wheres and whens can be found here). But the good news is I’m nearly done with the mini-comic! Here’s what I have left to do: Letter two pages Draw […]

Drawing for Myself – Making a Mini-Comic Pt 3

January 26, 2011 by  
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Nearly done with the artwork for the new mini–comic I’m attempting to complete in under a week! As I’ve said before, I’m trying to complete the 8-page tale Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire in less than a week. I’m using time I usually allocate for a warm-up sketch or two during my workday, so […]

Drawing for Myself – Making a Mini-Comic Pt 2

January 24, 2011 by  
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Quick update on the mini-comic (which is tentatively titled Boulder & Fleet: Adventurers for Hire). Halfway done with the artwork! Just inked the introduction of the main villain of the tale: Probably the toughest part of writing this mini-comic was finding the story’s theme. I knew it would involve the heroes rolling into town to […]

Drawing for Myself – Making a Mini-Comic

January 23, 2011 by  
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So my perspective has been changing on a lot of things over the past 12 months in regards to my art and the tools I use to make comics. Long-time listeners to my audio projects like Art & Story, Thunder Punch Daily, and maybe even the Comics Are Great podcast no doubt know about my […]

Mini-Comic: The C.H.U.D. With a Dream!

January 9, 2011 by  
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I had a great time during Matt Feazell’s presentation at the Ann Arbor Comic Artists Forum today (photos here, and video here, by the way). As an advisor to the Forum, I rarely get a chance to do any drawing at the events, but this time I took an hour and created a quick little […]

Thunder Punch Daily 91 – Cooperative Storytelling

December 29, 2010 by  
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I recently tweeted a bit about my disappointment with the new Transformers TV show, and my specific problems with the show, reminded me of a distinct advantage that comics has over moving visual storytelling. I use the fantastic Manga Twin Spica to round out my point. Subscribe through iTunes RSS (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new […]

Make a Mini-Comic with Matt Feazell!

December 27, 2010 by  
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It’s nearly time for another Comic Artists Forum at the Ann Arbor District Library, and this time we have Matt Feazell kicking off the day with his famous “Make a Mini-Comic” workshop! In this hands-on comics workshop you’ll make an 8-page book out of one sheet of paper AND learn the secrets to telling a […]

Comics Are Great! 09 – Limitations Breed Creativity

December 16, 2010 by  
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This time it’s a one-on-one conversation between me and Ryan Estrada, the cartoonist who is taking on the brobdingnagian challenge of animating a feature-length film in one month! As we discuss the project and the perils it presents to Ryan, we wind up investigating some topics that apply to any cartooning endeavor, such as: Story […]

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