Teaching Comics Workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum

When I was given the opportunity to teach a set of week-long comics workshops at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, I had no idea it would be such an important week in my life. This summer has been packed with teaching comics workshops for children and teenagers in my home state … Continue reading

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

2014 has been my busiest year yet, and there’s still plenty to be done over the next week! Thanks for sticking with me and for supporting me and my work. It means so much to me to know that all the hours I’ve spent in my sketchbook and on the computer mean something to someone … Continue reading

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COMIC JAM #4

Last night was the fourth Comic Jam at Dragons Keep in Provo, Utah, and it was AWESOME! Each month we meet together as comics fans to make comics together. Rather than sitting to work on our own comics, we make collaborative pass-along comics with a new twist each month. September’s Challenge This month we created a 5-panel page. … Continue reading

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LET’S MAKE COMICS TONIGHT!

Come Make Comics TONIGHT Community Comic Jam at Dragons Keep Join me tonight (September 17, 6-7:30pm) for the fourth comic jam at Dragons Keep in Provo! Each month we join together as students, families and comics-makers of all ages to make comics together. Each jam features a fun new challenge that turns comics into a … Continue reading

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SALT LAKE COMIC CON 2014 RECAP

The Greatest Comic Con in the World! Stan Lee himself said it and I couldn’t agree more: Salt Lake Comic Con was “the greatest Comic Con in the world”! I’ve been participating in conventions, symposiums, festivals and fairs related to books and comics for the last four or five years and this year’s Comic Con … Continue reading

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BATMAN COMIC JAM

To celebrate the very first Batman Day (and the character’s 75th anniversary) yesterday, I hosted a special comics jam at Dragons Keep in Provo, Utah. 40 comics-lovers showed up to make their own Dark Knight pass-along comics and the results were amazing. Rules of the jam: 1) Cut out a panel from an existing Batman comic … Continue reading

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I’M A GUEST AT TOSHOCON THIS SATUDAY!

This Saturday, August 17, will be Salt Lake’s first ToshoCON, a free non-profit anime convention for teens, held by the Salt Lake County Library in Utah. The event is for teens ages 12-19 and will include panel discussions, a cosplay contest, viewing room, crafts, manga swap, vendor marketplace and a dance to top off the night! … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL (6/7)

(Continued from Part 5: Character Design & Wordless Comics) WHAT’S A JAM COMIC? A jam comic is a collaborative comic between students, where the focus is to celebrate and play off of each other’s creations. One student might draw all of the pictures, while another adds the text. Another jam could be made while playing … Continue reading

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