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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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A Photo Opportunity?

Tweet When it comes to working on my comics, I tend to rely on my imagination.  There’s nothing wrong with doing this.  Some out there like Jerry Moriarty like to work entirely from there imagination.  Others though may use live … Continue reading




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How to Ink with a Brush

Tweet When it comes to inking, I’m a lover of the pen.  I use dip pens and technical pens chiefly in my work.  The pen is easier to use and can be a quicker route to a paying livelihood.  However, … Continue reading




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How to Make Comics: Inking Your Comics

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Tweet And now, it’s time for probably the most important part of how to make comics – the big step that will make your work visible to readers.  You’ve drawn your work in pencils and you’ve done your lettering.  You … Continue reading




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How to Make Comics: Lettering Comics

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Tweet Welcome back, friends…I would call all of you ladies and gentlemen, but you know what you are.  Anyway, I have today a very important step in making comics.  That part is affectionately known as “lettering”.  Granted, there are comics … Continue reading




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