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Comics Are Great! 74 – Every Moment is the Moment of Truth with Thien Pham

March 11, 2013 by  
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Mini-Comics, Sumo, Tumblr Comics, Thien Pham, and more! This time we discover that Sumo wrestling can be a metaphor for the creative life thanks to the work of Thien Pham, author of Sumo from First Second Books. Together we explore how the philosophy of “every moment is the moment of truth” applies to just diving […]

Comics Are Great! 51 – Mini-Comics Day

April 6, 2012 by  
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It’s an hour of talk about the wonderful and unique format known as mini-comics, as I’m joined by Dave Carter of the University of Michigan Art, Architecutre & Engineering Library, and U-M student Meggie Ramm for a wrap-up of Mini-Comics Day 2012! Together we discuss why the mini-comics format is a great entry point for […]

Holly Hammerhands Thumbnails and Facing Fears

October 17, 2011 by  
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Moving along on the thumbnails for Holly Hammerhands. Just finished thumbnailing up to act three: I’m noticing that I’m at the point I always land on in writing a story where I begin to have serious doubts about how it’s coming together. Even after taking tons of notes, ironing out an outline of how things […]

The Bully

October 4, 2011 by  
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So I’ve got the outline completed for my next Boulder & Fleet story, and as I mentioned in a recent Thunder Punch Daily, I plan on doing this story in color. So I’ll be doing a little more prep with this story than I did with the first mini-comic. This is a design and color […]

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, […]

Mini-Comics Day in Ann Arbor!

April 4, 2011 by  
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This Saturday, April 9 from 11 am to 6 pm, the University of Michigan Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library, in conjunction with the Cartoonist Conspiracy, will be hosting a Mini-Comics Day! If you’ve ever heard of the 24-Hour Comics day, this event is very similar. You’ll be invited to complete a mini-comic in the time […]

New Mini-Comic in Progress: Holly Hammerhands!

February 7, 2011 by  
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So I’ve decided, perhaps foolishly, to take on yet another brand new mini-comic, this time for the Mini-Comics Dump Truck project over on the Art & Story website. This time, though, I’m taking my time on the book and working with Kasey Van Hise to make it happen. Here’s a rough attempt to build on […]

New Mini-Comic: Boulder & Fleet!

January 28, 2011 by  
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Well, I made the deadline with 24 hours to spare! My new mini-comic is finished in under a week! There are lots of things I’m going to report on in terms of storytelling discoveries, new thoughts on time management, and drawing with an entirely new set of tools, but I’ll leave that for next week. […]

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 http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_098_b0ulder.mp3Podcast (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 […]

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