DRYWALL ART SCULPTURES

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(via DryWallTalk.com) “Bernie is an artist who takes a very unique approach towards his work using only drywall compounds to create wonderful works of art. He was nice enough to come down and film this video with us for all of you folks at home! We sincerely hope you enjoy the video and hope that … Continue reading

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NEW PRINT!

GET IT Yesterday I posted my new illustration, The Kiss, and I was surprised to get dozens of messages, requesting that I make the picture available for purchase as a print! I was so excited about the positive response that I dropped all my duties for the day and set up a little shop. I’m happy … Continue reading

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SIGN UP FOR MY COMICS WORKSHOP!

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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, … Continue reading

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SCRAWL MAG DAY & NIGHT

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Scrawl is a new prize winning, digital illustration & comics magazine created solely for the iPad. The Pilot issue won both the “best in the comics category” and the grand prize at the “Magnify your world contest” held by Mag+, and I’m happy to have not one, but TWO illustrations in their newest Day & Night … Continue reading

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HI. MY NAME IS JESS & I MAKE RAD PICTURES

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Every now and then I like to stop and give an overview for all of our new followers–and there are a lot of you! For those of you who are new to this blog, or are trying to figure out who I am and what I do: this post is for you. HELLO. MY NAME … Continue reading

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THE SNOWMAN PARADE!

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The Snowman Parade has begun! I’ve spent the last several days drawing, drawing, drawing snowmen (and women), penguins, snow bears, and more for “The Snowman Parade”–one of the scenes in my upcoming Monster Look-N-Find book. I work full-time as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer, so it’s been fun taking breaks from my paying jobs … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH FREE COMIC BOOK DAY

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FREE COMIC BOOK DAY Mark your calendars: Saturday, May 4 is Free Comic Book Day! Free Comic Book Day is a single day – the first Saturday in May each year – when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to anyone who comes into their stores. INTERVIEW … 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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Life, the Universe and Everything 2013

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WRITING SYMPOSIUM Taking its name from the Douglas Adam’s books, Life, the Universe and Everything is an annual symposium on sci-fi and fantasy, geared toward writers, artists, filmmakers and fans. I’ve been attending the symposium for several years now and this will be my third year participating as a panelist. LTUE is a great opportunity … Continue reading

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SELF-PUBLISHING

Here’s an interesting article I read on self-publishing–specifically on self-publishing comics. Although I don’t agree with everything Stef says, and I certainly don’t work in the same format, size, run, etc. she did, a lot of the information is extremely useful for beginners. It’s a great overview of what really goes into self-publishing a comic, … Continue reading

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