Comic Preview: MIRROR JUMPERS

Ryan Simmons works as a character designer and animator, and now he’s trying his hand at a graphic novel! Ryan and I had a chance to talk for about an hour at LTUE back in February and I was really taken by his experience in cartoons and animation and “Aiden finds himself in the Afterlife having traveled … Continue reading

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BOOK SALE + FREE SHIPPING ON PRINTS

My graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, is on sale for just $3 today only! Get it here, just in time for Halloween.   Also: get free worldwide shipping on any of my prints, cards, and iPhone skins through Sunday!  

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HUGE GRAPHIC NOVELS SALE

For the next two weeks (thru Friday September 27th) Top Shelf Productions is having its annual $3 web sale. You’ll find 150+ graphic novels and comics on sale, with over 100 titles marked down to just $3 & $1! My own graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, is only $3–just in time for Halloween.   … Continue reading

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CRAIG THOMPSON ON MAKING COMICS

Celebrated graphic novelist Craig Thompson was in London in January 2012 and popped in to the Faber office to discuss Habibi and show off his drawing skills, as well as talk about his classic graphic novels Blankets, Good-Bye Chunky Rice and Carnet de Voyages. Related articles Habibi by Craig Thompson (sarahsaysread.com) Graphic Novels How I … Continue reading

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COMIC SALE — LAST CHANCE!

Just a quick reminder that the digital version of my graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale, is on sale for just $1.99 through Sunday, July 21. Get it here!  Top Shelf wanted to find a way to include everyone in the celebration at Comic Con, so they’re offering a good chunk of their catalog at a … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL (3/7)

(Continued from Part 2) REVIEW Ask the students if they did anything in their new sketchbooks between classes. Ask if any of the students would be willing to share what they’ve been writing or drawing and what they like about the sketchbooks. Take a few minutes to give each student the follow handouts (right-click on each … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL (1/7)

5 POINTS OF FOCUS Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to teach a class on making comics and graphic novels to a group of 13-16 year-olds. Teaching comics is not something new to me–over the last couple of years I’ve given nearly two dozen workshops on everything from writing for comics, to developing characters, … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL

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, … Continue reading

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5 DAY COMICS WORKSHOP STARTS TODAY!

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 … Continue reading

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SIGN UP FOR MY COMICS WORKSHOP!

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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