Interview with JetPens

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I’ve been using JetPens’s brushes, pens, and inks for something like 5 years now. I’m a fan! They’re constantly putting out new and quality artist supplies, and it was my pleasure to talk with them last week. Find out about my first failed graphic novel, my favorite artists, and what I’m currently working on by … Continue reading

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DAVE STEWART ON COLORING COMICS

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I’ve been a fan of Dave Stewart’s abilities for the last ten years, and it’s been fascinating to watch him tackle projects as varied as Hellboy, Sandman: Overture, Daytripper and now Craig Thompson’s Space Dumplins. I recently discovered the new comics interview show, From the Gutters, and was happy to find a two-part video interview with … Continue reading

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TAPPING INNATE CREATIVITY

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(From npr.org)   THE UNTHINKABLE MIND Like most of her work, cartoonist Lynda Barry’s class at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is unorthodox. “No artistic talent required,” the course description states. The course is described as a “writing and picture-making class with focus on the basic physical structure of the brain.” At the beginning of the semester … Continue reading

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INSPIRED DESIGNER INTERVIEW

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Inspired Designer just posted an in-depth interview with me, covering everything from my books and illustrations to sources of inspiration and style. The interview was a lot of fun and I couldn’t be happier about being included in Inspired Designer. Read the full interview here.

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DAVID HOCKNEY MAKES A PICTURE

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To follow-up with my earlier post on David Hockney and his studies of the camera lucida, here he is talking about the making of his photo collage, Pearblossom Highway. If you missed this week’s posts, click to find out more about How to Make Comics Nirvana and the Beach Boys New Album Artwork Draw a Picture, … Continue reading

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BECOMING AN ARTIST

Author and illustrator Matt Tavares talks about becoming an artist as part of Candlewick Press’s 365 days of “We Believe in Picture Books”.

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INTERVIEW WITH RAY BRADBURY

Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury comments on his career and his sources of inspiration on Day at Night. “You can only go with loves in this life.”

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ABOUT.COM INTERVIEWS JESS SMART SMILEY

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INTERVIEW When About.com’s Aaron Albert found out about my Monster Look-N-Find Book on Kickstarter, he reached out to me to ask a few questions about the book and project. Check out the interview to learn more about the book, where it came from, how I’m making it, and why I decided to use Kickstarter. ONLY … Continue reading

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THE WISDOM OF MISTER ROGERS

INTERVIEW WITH MISTER ROGERS Thanks to fellow comics-maker, Dave Scheidt, I spent yesterday working while listening to a nine-part interview with Fred Rogers (AKA Mister Rogers). This interview touches on so many of my loves in this world, and is an incredible glimpse into the heart and mind of a very kind and intelligent man. … Continue reading

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OLIVER JEFFERS MAKES BOOKS

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My family owns all of Oliver’s books. We love the guy and what he’s done for storytelling with words and pictures. If this is your first time hearing about Oliver, then check out his website and get your hands on everything that has his name on it. Related articles Oliver Jeffers, funny guy (rarestkindofbest.wordpress.com) Design. … Continue reading

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