I’ve just finished my work on the monthly book from BOOM!, Thomas Alsop. This video is about some of the lessons I learned working on that book – hopefully there is some value in it for you too!
Here is a little trick to get the job done faster, if you’re trying to draw a leather jacket. It works on other things as well! There is an Amazon link in the resources section to the acrylic markers shown … Continue reading
In any comic, the way the panels arranged on the page is extremely important. Equally important, is what’s inside the panels! Every panel has it’s own composition. And the arranged panels make up the composition of the page. It is … Continue reading
Is there a right way to hold a pen or a pencil when you draw? One of my YouTube chanel followers seems to think so. And it’s NOT how I hold a pencil! Sign up for my FREE 7-day Comics Crash … Continue reading
Comics is a wonderfully diverse medium and there is no one right way of doing it. But I have a few things I find just plain wrong! 1: Word balloons that come directly out of people’s mouths. I’ve noticed this a … Continue reading
The most important thing about making comics, is finishing what you start. No one will get anything out of a half-finished story, least of all you! Be aware that when you are working on a project, it can be very … Continue reading
Another look into the my process as I sketch a page of Thomas Alsop (out now from BOOM! Studios). For more on Thomas Alsop go to http://thomasalsop.com/.
When you’re making comics as painted art, getting the borders and balloons nice and black can be tricky. I found a workaround that I share in this quick tip.
Do your comics panels lie flat on the page? Struggle to make your characters more dynamic and your backgrounds more authentic? Here are 5 quick tips to making your comics come alive! 1. Wind Yes, wind! We often forget the weather … Continue reading
I got a really good question in an email the other day. A subscriber in Nigeria (Hello, Africa!) asked me about conceptualizing: “How do you see each drawing before you actually put pen to paper?” My gut response was: Well, … Continue reading