Inktober 2017…From Hell

Inktober 2017…From Hell

For this year’s Inktober, I’m turning it into a work assignment. I’m going to be working on a graphic novel set in Hell after I finish The Walk. And I wanted to use the month as an opportunity to do some research and character studies on demons. Demons who I’d like to...

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Surgery Is A Great Way To Stop Drawing Comics

Surgery Is A Great Way To Stop Drawing Comics

Twenty-six years ago, I dislocated my right knee while we were on a family vacation in Colorado. After the initial dislocation, it seemed to be better. I wasn't running a marathon or anything, but it was okay to walk on. Several days later, we stopped for an...

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Don’t Train The Same Art Muscles Every Day

Don’t Train The Same Art Muscles Every Day

Sorry for the radio silence. I've been hard at work getting the art for The Walk further along than it has been. But I still feel like a failure on many levels. I can't blame myself for losing a couple years on it due to my health. But I have a hard time working on it...

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The Zen of Web Typography

The Zen of Web Typography

Illustration by Katie Kassel I wrote another blog post for B2 Interactive concerning web typography and embracing the nature of the web versus forcing your content to look like your print pieces. You fiddle. You fudge. You make soft breaks in text to avoid orphans....

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The Struggle To Create

The Struggle To Create

I've been slowly finding time The Walk, but it's a struggle. I started working on this comic in the summer of 2013, after I graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. That's four years ago now. I've been trying to determine what my roadblocks to success have been....

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SVG Filters

SVG Filters

Last month I wrote on the B² Interactive blog about using SVG filters to help enhance all the photos on a large website I was working on. Using SVG, I was able to brighten all the photos without having to download them all and batch process them through Adobe...

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2016 Has Not Gone Well

2016 Has Not Gone Well

Thanksgiving is always a good break for me. I get four days free from work (mostly). That time off gives me room to breathe, gather my thoughts and take stock of the year. And deal with a minor medical emergency1. But like most people, I think we can all agree 2016...

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Inktober and the Chicago Cubs

Inktober and the Chicago Cubs

I decided to try Inktober this year. I’ve never participated before. I was usually drawing comics in October and didn’t feel like I needed more to do. But this year, I found that I have been so busy building websites that I haven’t had much time for comics at all....

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How To Draw Comics

How To Draw Comics

Last month I was invited to write a "How to Draw Comics" guide for an incredible local event, Panel Explorations. It was a comics symposium featuring the likes of Stan Sakai, Phil Hester, Cullen Bunn, Eric Gapstur, Jeff Koterba, Allen Passalaqua and my good friend,...

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The Crippler's Son

Buy my latest comic, The Crippler's Son released by Fantagraphics! Love, professional wrestling, and family secrets are revealed as two brothers try to reconnect.

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