Make Mine Indie And 24 Hour Comic Day

I’ve got a few announcements to make right now.  First, I’d like to talk about a digital publication called Make Mine Indie.

Published by Alterna Comics, Make Mine Indie is a publication that lists the comics and graphic novels published by various small presses, information about them and where they can be purchased.  Sunnyville Stories Volumes 1, 2 and 3 are listed in the most recent edition (fall 2016) as is Von Herling, Vampire Hunter.  The fall 2016 issue of Make Mine Indie is now available and for free too so go download it.  It’s available in both PDF and CBZ format, though at a whopping 3.24 MB so it may take some to download depending on your connection speed and equipment.  It’s available too on Comixology.   Continue reading

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Anime Fargo 2016 Report

I attended Anime Fargo 2016 yesterday.  The point of this convention was to network and meet others.  As I said before, I lost the raffle for the artist alley so I wasn’t able to sell here.  From the artists I talked to (more on that in a moment), the competition for getting into this artist alley was quite fierce.

Anime Fargo 2016 Convention Floor

There was much to see as there was no shortage of vendors selling anime, manga, video games and related merchandise.   Continue reading

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Sunnyville Stories #13, Pages 21-22

Little does Donny Hopper, Rusty Duncan and friends know that there is trouble brewing…but not monsters in their role playing game.

Sunnyville Stories #13, Page 21

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The Basics of Copyright

Today, I will talk to you about a relevant subject when it comes to comics or, in fact, any intellectual property (literature, music, film, and so on).  It’s copyright.  Copyright itself is a vast subject and going over it in detail would take up a whole blog in and of itself.  However, I can try to go over the bare basics of the topic and clue you in on other resources you can use to investigate copyright.  As a disclaimer, this blog post is NOT meant as a substitute for legal advice of any sort.  Anyone wanting to know more about copyright (such as registration) should consult your local laws and possibly a lawyer.  This information is more about copyright in the United States of America.  If you reside in Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan and so forth, you’ll have to check copyright laws there for details and procedures.  Anyway, let’s get this show on the road.   Continue reading

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Sunnyville Stories #13, Pages 19-20

Rusty and friends seem to have bitten off more than they can chew, encountering a vicious lion.

Sunnyville Stories #13, Page 19

I like that cobweb I drew in the upper right corner of the bottom panel.   Continue reading

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Taking the 24 Hour Comics Challenge AGAIN!

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a special announcement to make.  You remember that last year over Halloween, I undertook and succeeded at the 24 hour comics challenge.  Today, I learned that 24 Hour Comics Day is upon us; it’s set for Saturday, October 1, 2016 this year.

Once again, I will take the 24 hour comics challenge.  Like I did last time, I will produce a 24-page comic within no more than 24 hours from noon on Saturday, October 1 to no later than noon on Sunday, October 2.  Continue reading

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Sunnyville Stories #13, Pages 17-18

As we continue, Rusty, Sam, Jason and Donny (son of the town doctor) decide to start a tabletop role-playing game.

Sunnyville Stories #13, Page 17

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Notes for Saturday, September 10, 2016

As this blog post goes live, I owe my readers, fans and everyone else out there an apology.  I’m sorry I did not update the blog this week with more comics pages.  To make up for this, there will be two updates this week with more pages of Sunnyville #13.

Anyway, I’ve been up to a lot recently.  I’m working on my drawing.  Using that book I reviewed recently, I’ve been practicing drawing with a pen.  Besides sneaking in practice here and there, I have another life drawing session coming up.   Continue reading

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Review: Drawing in Pen & Ink

It’s been quite some time since I’ve done a book review so today I plan to talk about a handy manual that can help you in drawing comics.  The main tool used in drawing comics is the pen.  Some out there prefer using the brush and I have talked about that on this blog before.  But for me and many others out there, the pen is the number tool in drawing comics, be it the technical pen, the marker or the dip pen.  So how can you improve your pen drawing technique?  Today, I can recommend a very good book on that.  The title in question is Drawing in Pen & Ink of the “First Steps” series by Claudia Nice, published in 1997 by North Light Books (ISBN 9780891347170).

Drawing in Pen & Ink by Claudia Nice

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Sunnyville Stories #13, Pages 15-16

Anyway, Rusty and friends are looking to play a different game.  It seems that Eddie brought something with him.

Sunnyville Stories #13, Page 15

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