This week I’ve been teaching a group of 13-16 year olds about making comics. We’ve talked about storytelling, writing, drawing, comics terms and forms, character development, perspective and page layout. It’s been a very busy week! IDEAS On Wednesday I gave a short presentation on how I made my graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, … Read more
This week I’ve been teaching a 5-day workshop on making comics and our class has been having a blast learning about grid systems, writing, drawing, story structure and comics terminology. See if you can identify each part of a comic and find each comics term in the pages below. (Click on each image to view/print … Read more
This week I’ll be teaching a 5-day workshop for teens on making comics. How cool is that?! I love working with teenagers because they have so many ideas and are willing to explore new areas and take risks. It was always a bit of a downer for me in college when my fellow art students … Read more
LEARN HOW TO MAKE COMICS | JUNE 10-14 Just a quick reminder that I’ll be teaching a 5 day comics workshop next week for children ages 13-18. Classes will be held at Higher Ground Learning in Salt Lake City, June 10-14, and will cover everything from generating and filtering story ideas to developing characters and story arcs, … Read more
LEARN HOW TO MAKE COMICS | JUNE 10-14 Do you have children ages 10-14 that want to make comics? I’ll be teaching a five-day comics class at Higher Ground Learning in Salt Lake City, June 10-14, covering everything from generating and filtering story ideas, developing characters and story arcs, laying out comics pages and speech … Read more
Trubble Club has just launched The Infinite Corpse, a new collaborative online comic that is “open to everyone in the world who makes or wants to make comics.” Basically it’s an enormous add-on comic, where each creator is asked to follow the previous three panels with three of their own. The comic is now open … Read more
Today is Free Comic Book Day! Be sure to stop by your local comic shop and get your free comics! Not sure where your local comic book shop is? Use this fancy comic shop locator to find out. Did I mention that my vampire character, Harold, has his own four-page story in Top Shelf’s free … Read more
Check out this one-page bicycle comic I made for SLUG Magazine as part of National Bike Month. (A big thanks to Ricky for the opportunity!) Also: don’t forget that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!
SLC Nerd is happening tomorrow! SLC Nerd is a community festival focused on promoting as many types of nerds and geeks as possible, including live music, games, panel discussions, authors, artists, filmmakers and more! I’ve been invited to speak on creativity and on the comics industry, starting at 12:40 (see the full schedule of events here). … Read more
You’ll need the Emanata Comics app (free for iOS and Android) to read it, but I think this comic looks pretty slick on screen.