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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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....

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,...

Using Shopify and WordPress for Selling Comics and Art

Using Shopify and WordPress for Selling Comics and Art

Illustration by Katie Kassel 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...

Fear of Dying…Content

Fear of Dying…Content

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...

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