Fabulous Secrets 04 – Dialog Tangents, with Gregg Schigiel

June 13, 2014 by  
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This time I talk with Gregg Schigiel, host of the Stuff Said podcast and artist on the Spongebob Comics series. Together we discuss lettering (or sound design) in comics, prepping for conventions, and a layered and elaborate metaphor for feeling like an outsider in your field. There was a little bit of Skype buffering in […]

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 […]

Comics Are Great! 25 – It’s Your Comic, You can do what You Want

September 2, 2011 by  
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This week we’re joined by Scott Yoshinaga and Audra Furuichi, creators of one of the most sincere comics on the Internet, nemu*nemu. We talk about the evolution of the series from a vertical strip to a more free-form full-color series, how introducing new characters and diverse plot lines keeps the series fresh for the creators […]

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 […]

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 […]

UP! Fair Comic Pencils & Lettering

October 17, 2010 by  
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The pencils and lettering to a comic advertisement for the UP! Fair that may run in some local Lexington papers. Rather than a simple description of what events and programs we’re going to offer at the fair, I thought I’d promote the spirit of the event first. We’re all a little like that lonely and under-appreciated […]

Thunder Punch Daily 30 – Word Balloon Tips

May 14, 2010 by  
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Today I blast through a few go-to checkpoints I use when creating word balloons on my pages. The Checkpoints Mentioned:   Placement Tails Properly centering the text Checking with others to see about placement Irregular shapes Fonts   I referred to Art & Story episodes 95 and 79 in this episode, if you want to […]

Thunder Punch Daily 15 – Drawlin’ Mah Letters

March 29, 2010 by  
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Today I leap off of something Kim Holm mentioned about lettering on a recent A&S Extreme!! I talk about how the principles of line value in illustration are exactly analogous to the way I like to think about lettering. I talk a little inside baseball at the top of this one, discussing how I use Hindenburg Mobile to record the show. […]