The Zen of Web Typography

The Zen of Web Typography

Postedon Feb 20, 2017in Design

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. You justify large blocks for better reading. And then you look at your post on […]

The Struggle To Create

The Struggle To Create

Postedon Jan 30, 2017in Creativity

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.No EnergyWhen I returned home from Vermont after […]

SVG Filters

SVG Filters

Postedon Jan 7, 2017in Design

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 Photoshop again. Huge time saver.Near the […]

2016 Has Not Gone Well

2016 Has Not Gone Well

Postedon Nov 27, 2016in Creativity

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 was the absolute worse.One […]

Inktober and the Chicago Cubs

Inktober and the Chicago Cubs

Postedon Nov 7, 2016in Diary Comics

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. Plus I wanted to try […]

How To Draw Comics

How To Draw Comics

Postedon Oct 27, 2016in Process

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, Bruce McCorkindale. My work was featured in the program. I consider this […]

Using Shopify and WordPress for Selling Comics and Art

Using Shopify and WordPress for Selling Comics and Art

Postedon Sep 13, 2016in Business

What happened to summer? I wrote a blog post for the B² Interactive blog about using the Shopify plugin for WordPress back at the end of July. I went on a quick working vacation and dived head on into a giant web project that I’m just now wrapping up. It took up so much of […]

How To Build A Professional Cartoonist Website Quickly

How To Build A Professional Cartoonist Website Quickly

Postedon Jul 21, 2016in Business

I recently wrote about how webcomics are good for content marketing and why cartoonists should be doing them. But I’ve since been receiving questions about simply getting online with a professional cartoonist website. The cartoonists asking me these questions are usually posting a bit on Tumblr and that’s about it. If you were paying me […]

Fear of Dying…Content

Fear of Dying…Content

Postedon Jun 30, 2016in Advice

I’ve been thinking about reboots. Sequels. Relaunches. We are living in a culture of constant recycling, remixing, never dying content. Zombie content. And I find myself wishing for new, original voices and stories.Of course, there is the argument that nothing is ever new, not really. And I agree with that. Every story is influenced by […]

In Defense of Resting

In Defense of Resting

Postedon May 18, 2016in Advice

When I get on Facebook, I see posts from other cartoonists exclaiming how busy they are, and how tired they are. And if you also work in tech or in a startup, you know that being tired is a badge of honor. It was for me too. I’ve been working in web for 20 years […]