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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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Lettering Episode 6 with Speedball Nibs

Tweet The pencils for Sunnyville Stories episode 6 have been finished.  I’m inking and lettering the pages as this blog post goes live.  Something is different however this time around.  Some of you know out there that for the first … Continue reading




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How to Ink with a Brush, Part 2

Tweet Over a year ago, I did a blog post explaining how to ink with a brush.  That blog post pulled in a lot of traffic (nearly 500 views via StumbleUpon!) and has been put on social media many times. … Continue reading




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How to Use Dry Brush

Tweet I’ve taught you how to ink comics. I’ve told you how to ink with a brush. You think you know all there is to know about inking comics…WELL, YOU’D BETTER THINK AGAIN! I’m going to talk to you today … Continue reading




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Getting Inspiration for Comics

Tweet Quite sometime ago, I talked to you about how to get ideas for your comics. That article is a good start (go back and read it if you haven’t already) – but some of you may need more of … Continue reading




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Unconventional Inking Tools

Tweet In the past, I’ve talked about the various tools that are commonly used for inking comics. I’ve brought up dipping pens, technical drawing pens, and the brush in their use for inking comics. These aren’t the only tools used. … Continue reading




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Nine Tools Every Cartoonist Needs

Tweet I know there’s a lot of you out there (and reading this blog) probably want to make comics too – but don’t know where to start.  You might not even know what you’ll need to start making comics.  Well, … Continue reading




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