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Thunder Punch Daily 131 – Other Lives

July 5, 2011 by  
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Today I give a sort of book review of a comic I finished recently–Peter Bagge’s excellent Other Lives, published by DC’s Vertigo imprint. I break it down by plot and theme, but as you might have guessed, I also talk about how this book demonstrates the things that only comics can do. Subscribe through iTunes […]

Thunder Punch Daily 117 – The Art of Conversation

April 29, 2011 by  
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Today I share an exercise I’ve used in my classrooms to teach some vital comics storytelling skills. By drawing a conversation sequence, we explore moment choices, scenery, emotional context, acting moments, and best of all, word balloon placement! Also mentioned some great lettering tutorials over at Balloon Tales. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_117_c0nv0.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play […]

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. […]