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The Basics of Copyright

Tweet 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 … Continue reading




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Review: Drawing in Pen & Ink

Tweet 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 … Continue reading




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Join the Sunnyville Stories mailing list

Tweet Your attention please!  Now up and running is the official Sunnyville Stories mailing list.  Powered by the nice people at Mailchimp, this is a mailing list that will see material sent out to you on Fridays.  Be sure to … Continue reading




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Wood Texture Drawn with Pen

Tweet Work continues on Sunnyville Stories #12.  Besides my usual Speedball 513 nib, I’ve been using other pen points in my drawing as well as the Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph pens. I’m quite pleased with how Rusty turned out here.  There was … Continue reading




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The Working Area

Tweet Work is continuing on Sunnyville #12 but I thought I’d show you the workspace I use and the surrounding area. This is where I draw.  I use a flat surface, though some out there prefer surfaces that are more … Continue reading




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Book Review: Words That Sell

Tweet It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review.  So I have one here that should be a boon to anyone who makes comics. Promotion is necessary and you must market your work, even if your work is handled … Continue reading




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Noodler’s Ink

Tweet Work continues on inking Sunnyville Stories #10.  I ran into a challenge a few days ago that ended up leading to a neat discovery. I’ve been unable to find Speedball Super Black India ink so far here in North … Continue reading




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Research and your local library

Tweet When a lot of you artists and writers out there need to do research, the first thing you probably do is go to your desktop, laptop, or tablet and pull up a search engine – probably Google if you’re … Continue reading




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How I Ink a Comics Page, part 3

Tweet Following up after the last blog post, I’ll show you the next steps in how my process of inking comics goes.  As you remember, I was showing you pages from Sunnyville Stories episode 6 being inked.  The lettering has … Continue reading




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How I Ink a Comics Page, part 2

Tweet Picking up from where we left off last time, I’ll show you how I continue inking comics once I’ve inked the letters, panels, and speech balloons.  Next comes a big part – doing the lineart. I’ve explained that my … Continue reading




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