At cons like NYCC you hear a lot of chatter about “breaking in” to comics. In this episode we get three different perspectives on the subject: from writer Kurtis Wiebe (http://kurtiswiebe.wordpress.com/), artist Rick Parker (http://rickparkercartoons.blogspot.com/) and colorist Jose Villarrubia (http://www.mica.edu/About_MICA/People/Faculty/Faculty_List_by_Last_Name/Jose_A_Villarrubia.html). … Continue reading
Perspective drawing and backgrounds for cartoonists – Teaser for episode 6 of the Comics for Beginners tutorial series! Sign up for full video.
Last week I talked to animation director and first time graphic novelist Craig Frank (http://www.frankfilm.dk/) about his succesful Kickstarter campaign for his upcoming book JFK Secret OPS (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/256252644/jfk-secret-ops-the-graphic-novel) and his experience with making comics for the first time and how … Continue reading
Most of us struggle with finding time to work on our comics. In this episode I go over some productivity tips and mind hacks to help you get more stuff done. Let’s go to work!
Texting your comics has never been easier! In episode 5 of the Comics for Beginners video tutorial series, I go over how to utilize computer fonts and programs to speed up the process of cartooning, while maintaining the hand drawn look. … Continue reading
There has been a lot of debacle over the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the upcoming Zack Snyder movie Batman vs. Superman, but no one seems to akcnowledge Afflecks earlier superhero performances. No, I don’t mean Daredevil. The … Continue reading
The printed book as a medium is coming to an end. At least Seth Godin seems to think so. My friend Mike from the L.A. comics store The Comic Bug brought this article to my attention: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/08/an-end-of-books.html Godin talks about the … Continue reading
Dialogue is usually the only part of the script that makes it to the final comic book. So how do you make it count? Here are 5 ways to write better dialogue: Tip No. 1: Ask yourself why. Why is … Continue reading
Writer/artist Palle Schmidt talks about his methods for coming up with story ideas, writing in his underwear, talking to himself and how to solve story problems with the use of balloons! What are YOUR story generation tips? Please share!
How do you get better at making comics? Well, hard work and pratice, obviously. But getting feedback can be crucial to understanding how your work impacts other people. And that’s what it is all about! Getting the right readers is … Continue reading