New Comic in SpongeBob Comics #48

New Comic in SpongeBob Comics #48

Coming out tomorrow on September 9th in finer comic shops everywhere, the latest and greatest issue of SpongeBob Comics. Yours truly has a one pager written and drawn by me in the All Gary Issue! Check me out on the inside front cover. Other work by the great Mark...

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Return of the Independent Comic Book

Return of the Independent Comic Book

First, I want to apologize. This is a brain dump post. I’m going to move all over the place. But I’m buzzing with the sound of comics in my head and I need to get it out there. I want to talk about the independent comic book. This weekend I read through the first...

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Mobile Creation On The Go

Mobile Creation On The Go

I worked at a small design firm early in my career. One of the owners possessed the object of my desire: a titanium PowerBook G4. He would bring it to the office on his motorcycle. Worked on it all day in his corner office, doing everything from programming to design...

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Transitioning from Traditional to Digital Process

Transitioning from Traditional to Digital Process

Christian Ward is the artist and co-creator of ODY-C with Matt Fraction at Image Comics. He recently wrote about how he is transitioning from traditional materials to an all digital workflow for creating his pages: Insecurity in art isn’t a bad thing, though. Far from...

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Writing Comics with “The Walk”

Writing Comics with “The Walk”

My writing process is always in flux. But I have hit on a method that works for me. I’ve been writing this way for several projects. Most of the bugs have been worked out. This is how I work. I hope someone can find something useful for their own work. This is the...

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Design Is A Service, Unless It Isn’t

Design Is A Service, Unless It Isn’t

Illustration by Ryan Kholousi I’m not just writing here. I’m also contributing to the B² Interactive blog on a regular basis. I’m passionate about design. In the future, I’d like to write more about why graphic design as a “day job” (I hate that term) is an excellent...

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Capturing My Days with Day One

Capturing My Days with Day One

We've all been there. You are in a bookstore or a coffee shop and something catches your eye. A row of blank journals. You pick one up, admire how it feels. The imagination kicks in. You see yourself drinking coffee and staring out at the summer morning. A pen is in...

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Keep Working on Comics

Keep Working on Comics

I love starting my morning catching up with Tom Spurgeon's excellent site, The Comics Reporter. He just published a great interview with Sammy Harkham, and one part in particular really hit home for me: I am genuinely in awe of anybody in the comics industry who makes...

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Quality Control: An Analysis of Pogo and Walt Kelly

Quality Control: An Analysis of Pogo and Walt Kelly

Walt Kelly debuted his comic strip POGO in the pages of the New York Star on October 4, 1948. The strip ran for the rest of the Star’s publication, which ended on January 28, 1949. But POGO returned, this time in syndication, on May 16, 1949. The early syndicated POGO...

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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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