LET GEEK WEEKEND BEGIN!

Today kicks off “Life, the Universe & Everything“–Utah’s 3-day premiere Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror convention! I’m thrilled to participate again as an invited guest to talk about writing, drawing, and making comics. Here’s my schedule for the weekend:

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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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HOW TO MAKE A GRAPHIC NOVEL @ COMIC CON

Day 2 of Salt Lake Comic Con! Come say hi to me at my table at Green 1 in Artist Alley and be sure to catch my presentation, How To Make a Graphic Novel, today at 2pm in room 255F. I’m also on a panel at 4pm called Dealing With Rejection: An Artist’s Survival Guide in … 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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WHAT A COMIC CAN DO IN 2 PANELS

I love what comics can do and I love teaching this comics workshop. Yesterday we were talking about panels and when to use larger or smaller panels. We found this page from Craig Thompson’s Blankets, where we see a narrow panel of Craig’s mom waving goodbye, and then a large vignette of Craig driving away, leaving his … Continue reading

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MAKE COMICS THIS SUMMER!

MAKING COMICS | JUNE 9-13 Have children ages 12-18 that want to make comics? I’ll be teaching a five-day comics workshop at Higher Ground Learning in Salt Lake City, June 9-13, covering everything from generating and filtering story ideas, developing characters and story arcs, laying out comics pages and speech bubbles, making rough drafts, and publishing opportunities for comics-makers. I … Continue reading

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HUGE GEEK EVENT THIS WEEKEND!

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 fourth year participating as a panelist. LTUE is a great opportunity for writers … 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 (7/7)

(Continued from Part 6: Making a Jam Comic) WE LOVE MAKING COMICS Comics have a language all their own. The unique combination of words and images make comics a broad medium, capable of telling all kinds of stories in all kinds of ways. I often give comics presentations to students and educators and am always … Continue reading

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