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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INKING TECHNIQUES

Nice video on using more economic lines and creating stronger images with Francis Vallejo, as part of a longer instructional film (which no longer seems to be available. Anyone know where to get it?). Here’s a sample of some of Francis’s comics work. I love how he creates depth with his blacks, not to mention … 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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Some Sweet Animation

I’m working with a good friend on an animation project right now, and I just happened to come across these stunning examples from Animade (great name, right?) of just the kind of thing I like:

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Q. HOW DOES DUSTIN HARBIN DO IT?

A. He tells all here. Dustin is the mushy brains behind Diary Comics and Memoir Comics and has been getting a lot of attention in the comics world over the last several months. His scratchy line drawings and funny stories and easy to get into, but hard to get out of. In an effort to … Continue reading

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ANIMATION INSTRUCTION

I know for a fact that there are some animators and animation students that check out this blog every now and then, so I thought I’d post this link to Preston Blair’s book of animation basics online (the working links are below the post, in the Index of Articles). My city library had a copy … Continue reading

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