TPD 212 – Watching the Gagues

November 1, 2016 by  
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Here we are facing another Art Soundoff challenge! Thunder Punch Daily returns with some thoughts on watching one’s schedule and energy levels to find the best times for these reflections. Links mentioned: Art Soundoff Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire  The Boulder and Fleet Patreon campaign Lean Into Art on Patreon Music for this show […]

Comics Are Great! 62 – Writing Visually with Dan Santat

August 24, 2012 by  
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Topics: Writing, sketching, and finding your voice as an author. As counter-intuitive as it may seem, illustration is only one small part of the overall effort in making comics. What really defines what a graphic novelist, cartoonist, or comics artist does happens at the thumbnail level. It’s there that you decide on the panel sizes, […]

Petty Dreadful Progress: Comics Process, Soup to Nuts

February 29, 2012 by  
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Now that The Front: Petty Dreadful is underway with updates, I plan on blogging the process as I go. I talked about the whys in a recent Lean Into Art podcast. So how do I get from story idea to final comic page? It all starts with a combination of notebooks and Evernote. I jot […]

Thunder Punch Daily 145 – Thumbs of Terror

January 24, 2012 by  
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But when I start?I’m a beginner who knows nothing.Which, come to think of it, is a very good thing.⁰ — J.M. DeMatteis (@JMDeMatteis) January 24, 2012 Today I share some of my experiences in thumbnailing the new Front story I hope to start updating on Sugary Serials in February. I borrow some wisdom from J.M. […]

Stranger Things

October 18, 2011 by  
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Was going through some of my old materials in order to do some class/podcast prep on the topic of thumbnailing. I wanted to look through how I’ve handled it over the years to demonstrate both how there’s more than one way to do anything as well as how your approach will (and should) change over […]

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 […]

Holly Hammerhands FINALLY in production!

October 13, 2011 by  
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Man, I can’t believe it was back in February when Kasey Van Hise and I first started sussing out details for a new comic called Holly Hammerhands. The last few years have been slippery buggers, and it’s way past time that I pinned the next one down. Fortunately my promise to myself made in an […]

Thunder Punch Daily 132 – Knitting Scenes Together

July 6, 2011 by  
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I was asked an interesting question in my Comic Book Academy class about how to figure out an order or sequence of scenes for a comics story. Today I share the answer I gave in class. Mentioned in this episode: Thunder Punch Daily 06 – Argue for Your Theme Thunder Punch Daily 131 – Other […]

Thunder Punch Daily 97 – It Was There All Along

January 26, 2011 by  
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Today I share some observations and experiences I’ve had in my attempt to create an 8-page mini-comic in a week. The most interesting development was discovering a new theme that was there the whole time. Subscribe through iTunes RSS (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:45 — 12.7MB) | Embed

Thunder Punch Daily 95 – Short-Term Overextension

January 24, 2011 by  
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Today I explain why I took on making a mini-comic to be completed in the same week that I have a trillion other things going on. Does this fly in the face of my 2011 goal not to overcommit to projects? If not, how? Subscribe through iTunes RSS (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | […]

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