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In The Weeds

In The Weeds

This is going to be a different type of post. I’m “in the weeds” right now. One of my favorite sayings. I’m too focused on some big projects, so I’m going to write about what I’m thinking about, especially in regards to storytelling. It all connects. But this...

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Why Webcomics Are Content Marketing

Why Webcomics Are Content Marketing

The two biggest issues facing a cartoonist today are finding an audience and making a living. It’s hard to find either in today’s marketplace. In every other industry, the way to seperate your business from your competitors1 is through marketing. And cartoonists are...

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A Designer’s Most Underrated Tool: The Highlighter

A Designer’s Most Underrated Tool: The Highlighter

Designers use a lot of different tools in their day-to-day life. But the one that I don’t see many using is the simple and unassuming highlighter. Yes, you read that right. Not the latest prototyping software du jour, or the Macbook Pro. The highlighter. It’s the tool...

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Diary Comic – February 27, 2016

Diary Comic – February 27, 2016

I tried my hand at creating a diary comic with Procreate on the iPad Pro this morning. It was a good way to start the day. I’ve started doing roughs within the Procreate environment. I found I enjoyed working that way. So today, I thought I’d try to make a comic about...

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Wrestling Comics and The Crippler’s Son

Wrestling Comics and The Crippler’s Son

Wrestling comics have always been sort of a mixed bag. Historically, they have been terrible. My theory is that “kayfabe” kept wrestling comics from being great stories. I know what you’re thinking (unless you are already a wrestling fan). What on earth is “kayfabe?”...

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The iPad Pro Has Changed My Mobile Life

The iPad Pro Has Changed My Mobile Life

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...

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I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

I Don’t Hate Mainstream Comics

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...

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Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Six Creative Goals Instead Of Resolutions for 2016

Rockwell Kent illustration from Moby Dick. Check out the Plattsburgh State University of New York collection of his work from the book. Stunning. I like setting creative goals instead of making New Year’s resolutions. I feel I’m less likely to accomplish...

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Is This Funny?

Is This Funny?

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...

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Speed Is Simple

Speed Is Simple

Speed. It seems like that’s all I’ve been thinking about lately. In the early days of the web, the Internet was slow. If you're old enough to remember, the web moved through the phone lines. They were never designed to send much data. Just the electronic transmission...

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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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