The best thing in the world

August 3, 2010 by  
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Few things make me as happy as unsolicited reader art from a young person. My pal Jono brightened my week today when he sent me this Brigadier General (of The Front: Rebirth) piece drawn by his son: He even took care to put the “whickit!” sound effect that happens whenever the General’s mask flips up […]

Thumbnails – where the REAL writing happens

May 10, 2010 by  
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In last week’s Art & Story we talked with veteran animator and cartoonist Raul Aguirre Jr. about thumbnailing–that is to say, the sketching you do in order to pre-plan your comics story. This is my favorite part of the process for many reasons, but most importantly because this is where the majority of comics creativity […]

Free Comic Book Day this Saturday

April 27, 2010 by  
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I hope you’ve all marked your calendars for Saturday, May 1, as it’s the day where you can go to participating comic book stores to get some free comic books! Find a store near you on the Free Comic Book Day website. As for me, I’ll be tabling with Art & Story co-host and Sugary […]

More iPhone wallpapers

March 15, 2010 by  
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Just a quick note to share some more iPhone wallpapers with you! First up, one of the perennial fave Transformers! I really am enjoying working in this “construction paper” style. I just create a very rough sketch like the one below, then layer on the colors in Photoshop using the lasso tool. Then we have […]

Two comics classes beginning April 14!

March 11, 2010 by  
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If you or someone you know is a young person interested in comics and living in the SE Michigan area, I hope you’ll consider checking out my Graphic Novel Academy at the Ann Arbor Art Center! Starting April 14, I’ll be leading two 8-week sessions of the class; one for ages 9-12, and one for […]

Pencils for me, pencils for you!

March 2, 2010 by  
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Over the past weeks I’ve been using my daily sketches to explore dynamic poses and teach myself how to use the Pentel Color Brush Pen. And while I’ve been getting a lot out of these sketches, today I found myself needing a break from both. Today’s sketch is just people standing, which isn’t always the […]

Daily Sketches on Go! Go! Illustration

January 22, 2010 by  
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The daily sketch. Many artists use them as a warm-up exercise before hitting the comics page. I’ve flirted with the notion of incorporating it into my routine on and off for years, but like any exercise regimen, it’s easy to fall off the horse. I’m trying it again with my pals at Go! Go! Illustration. […]

Detroit Urban Craft Fair this weekend!

November 17, 2009 by  
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If you’re in the SE Michigan area this weekend I hope you’ll stop by the Detroit Urban Craft Fair and say hello! It’s a free event this November 21st at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, MI. Many terrific indy arts vendors will be there, including the Tiny Astronaut Press crew: Mark Rudolph, Anne Drozd, and […]

Come see me on Free Comic Book Day!

April 30, 2009 by  
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For those who don’t already know, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day. You can go to a participating comics store in your area to get some 100% free comic books to enjoy. I especially hope that parents will take their kids to avail themselves of this event, as we can never have enough kids […]

Sugary Serials #10 now in Print, CBZ, PDF, and PSP

March 10, 2009 by  
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I’m hard at work catching up on getting the final issues of “Season One” of Sugary Serials into print. Just this week, #10 of the series hit the digital shelves over at our IndyPlanet Store. Issues 9 and 10 are especially important to me, as they feature the two-part Switch Runners comic, created by Mark […]