The iPad Pro Has Changed My Mobile Life

The iPad Pro Has Changed My Mobile Life

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Tools

I’m never going to buy another laptop again. The iPad Pro is the mobile computer I’ve been looking for my whole life. It’s changed my mobile creation kit in a big way. Back in August 2015, I wrote about the tools I use on the go. Since the iPad Pro replaces a good majority of […]

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 in Advice

Something that sticks in my craw is the idea that I hate mainstream comics. Let me back up. I have an indy comic pedigree. I have an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. I won the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini Comics. Fantagraphics has released my work. I do work for SpongeBob Comics, […]

Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 in Process

I like setting creative goals instead of making New Year’s resolutions. I feel I’m less likely to accomplish “resolutions.” But I do think it is a good time to take stock of the previous year. And rather than set resolutions, I like creating goals. Lots of goals. Sometimes creative goals change mid-year, and I can […]

Is This Funny?

Is This Funny?

Posted on Dec 8, 2015 in Process

A funny thing happened last week. It’s been quiet here on the blog. I’m slogging my way through drawing The Walk. And I have been slogging my way through a new post about how I’m producing the art for the book (you can read part 1 and part 2 of that particular journey). But I was invited […]

Speed Is Simple

Speed Is Simple

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Business

New post for the B² Interactive blog. I’m becoming a bit obsessed about speed. Site speed that is. Most websites run off of some sort of database, which makes a lot of calls back and forth, slowing a site down. Now that we live in a mobile world with cellular speeds, there’s a movement to not only […]

Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Making A Living To Support Your Comics

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 in Advice

Working full time as a cartoonist is a wonderful dream. Some people get a chance to do it. But it’s a hard life. As a successful cartoonist told me once, “sometimes I make $100,000 a year, and sometimes I make $10,000. You just never know.” And that’s a successful cartoonist. Most of us are lucky […]

The B-Sides Podcast

The B-Sides Podcast

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 in Business

We recently started a podcast on the B² Interactive blog, the B-Sides. We talk about current events in digital marketing, and we hope you’ll enjoy listening to us! This is the first podcast I’ve been a host on, so I’m getting a kick out of it. Our inaugural episode is up. We talk about the Apple Watch, […]

Everyone is Creative

Everyone is Creative

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 in Advice

I wrote another post for the B² Interactive blog, this time about a subject that is near and dear to my heart: creativity. Most people in any organization feel like they cannot possibly be creative or contribute to a creative project in a meaningful way. I’m here to tell you that it’s simply not true. If […]

The Sorry State of Mobile Webcomics

The Sorry State of Mobile Webcomics

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in Webcomics

We live in a world where we carry around a tiny, powerful computer in our pocket. That it makes phone calls is almost secondary. We interact with the digital world with our mobile devices. Over half of all web traffic is now from a mobile web browser. So it is with great dismay that webcomics […]

Will the iPad Pro be the ultimate mobile creation tool?

Will the iPad Pro be the ultimate mobile creation tool?

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 in Tools

Last month I wrote about my mobile gear. In short, my bag contains: an iPad Air, a Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard, a sketchbook and assorted pens. That’s about all I need. I have a Wacom stylus, but I don’t like drawing on my iPad. It’s not a fun experience, neither through input or the assortment of […]