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 […]

Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Postedon Jan 6, 2016in 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?

Postedon Dec 8, 2015in 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]