Transitioning from Traditional to Digital Process

Transitioning from Traditional to Digital Process

Postedon Aug 19, 2015in 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 it; it’s what pushes me to be better. To take my […]

Writing Comics with “The Walk”

Writing Comics with “The Walk”

Postedon Aug 10, 2015in Process

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 second post […]

Design Is A Service, Unless It Isn’t

Design Is A Service, Unless It Isn’t

Postedon Jul 29, 2015in Design

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 choice for an aspiring cartoonist. You learn deadlines, production, and conceptualization. You […]

The Start of a New Comic Creation Process with “The Walk”

The Start of a New Comic Creation Process with “The Walk”

Postedon Jul 27, 2015in Process

Last week, I posted two pages, side by side. One had been done in 2013, and the other was done at the time of the post. They were two different versions of the same page. They were also two different points in time in my life. What I didn’t share was the original version of […]

Capturing My Days with Day One

Capturing My Days with Day One

Postedon Jul 16, 2015in Writing

 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 hand but you’re taking […]

Keep Working on Comics

Keep Working on Comics

Postedon Jul 10, 2015in Advice

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 their living from making comics. That’s a wonderful thing. […]

Quality Control: An Analysis of Pogo and Walt Kelly

Quality Control: An Analysis of Pogo and Walt Kelly

Postedon Jul 6, 2015in Business

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 strips seem familiar. Kelly took […]

How I Create Comics in Adobe Illustrator

How I Create Comics in Adobe Illustrator

Postedon Jul 2, 2015in Process

Create comics in Adobe Illustrator? Yes, it can be done.I originally wrote about my process of how I create comics in Adobe Illustrator in November of 2005. It was one of my more popular posts from my previous site. Probably because it had something useful in it. I would use the same process in 2015. But first, I […]

How to Draw a 50 Page Comic in One Month

How to Draw a 50 Page Comic in One Month

Postedon Jun 24, 2015in Process

I had one month to complete my thesis to graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies. This is my process for how to draw a 50 page comic in a month. I hope someone can use the information in their creation process.Every class at the Center for Cartoon Studies has to complete a thesis to […]

I’m Back

I’m Back

Postedon Jun 22, 2015in News

I started blogging way back in 2000, when I was working on my first graphic novel, Golden Boy. My blog was like most blogs back then: embarrassing. I wrote a great deal about my life, and what project I was working on. I ended up not working on said projects and writing about them instead. Around 2007, […]