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Drawing for Myself – Dick Re-Imagined

October 29, 2011 by  
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So this afternoon I was alerted to some Twitter grumblings from my pal Kim Holm about my graphic novel, The Front: Rebirth. The most interesting part was when he said this: By “my new style”, he’s referring to my series of re-imaginings of the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe characters. So that got me thinking: […]

Thunder Punch Daily 141 – Experimenting on Freelance

September 16, 2011 by  
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In a rush to make a deadline on a “freelance” project, I found out some neat ways to integrate my coloring style with my brush work style. I wander around how I did it in this audio essay. Links mentioned in this episode: Green Brain Comics’ Fantastic Four #1 gallery exhibition Boulder & Fleet: Adventurers […]

Comics Are Great! 13 – Swears

April 7, 2011 by  
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Disclaimer on this one: Due to the topic of this discussion, some salty language made it into this episode. It is, as they say, NSFW, and those who are sensitive to coarse language should use discretion before listening. The roundtable returns for a discussion inspired by some blog posts made recently by John Sanford of […]

Comics Are Great! 07 – Manga is Great

December 2, 2010 by  
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Hot on the heels of last episode’s celebration of American Comics, this time we’re paying tribute to the wonderful world of comics from Japan, otherwise known as Manga! I’m joined by one of my favorite roundtables of cartoonists: Brandon Dayton is the cartoonist behind the comic Green Monk and contributor to the Feature Creeps process […]

Comics Are Great! 06 – American Exuberance

November 26, 2010 by  
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This time it’s a celebration of the bombastic storytelling found in American comics storytelling with Norwegian cartoonist Kim Holm. Given the popularity and influence of Manga over the last decade, and considering the terrific outpouring of new indie comics artists who are breaking all kinds of new ground in comics, it’s easy to overlook the […]

Thunder Punch Daily 76 – Don’t Fear the Manga

October 29, 2010 by  
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Today I respond to some bickering that’s gone on around a recent article posted by Shaennon Garrity, and tie it in with some responses to some other bellyaching going on over the “Teen Paranormal Fiction” genre (and it looks like it will be a genre, sorry!). A plea for cooler heads and less reactionary nonsense. […]

More of my early work

October 21, 2010 by  
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Another piece of comics work from my youth. This one was from around 1992, right before I graduated high school. Like most boys my age at that time, I was determined to work for Image Comics right after graduation (as if you couldn’t tell from the art and characters chosen!). This piece was for my […]

Thunder Punch Daily 60 – Manga Advantages

August 28, 2010 by  
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In prepping for my workshop at Specs Howard, I found myself ruminating on some of the wonderful storytelling techniques that can be found in Manga. I share a few of my favorites, highlighting how these aren’t exactly new to Western cartooning. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_060_ak1ra.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:31 […]

Thunder Punch Daily 41 – 1,000 ft to Better Illustration

June 21, 2010 by  
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Today I share some thoughts and experiences from my professional illustration career to dig at the notion of working in a “style”. Do we have our own styles? If so, are they what we do “wrong”, or are they what we fall back on? Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_041_b0bby.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | […]