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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

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

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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How to Make Comics: Pencilling Comics

Tweet I’m certain you’ve all got your scripts written and you’ve sketched out thumbnails.  Now comes the part where you actually draw your comics.  This stage is called “pencilling” and it’s self-explanatory.  Essentially, you draw your comics in pencil on … Continue reading

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How to Make Comics: More on Writing

Tweet Before I kick off this week’s blog post, I want to let everyone know some good news.  Optical Sloth gave a review of Sunnyville Stories episode 2 so go on over and check out the site.  While you’re there, … Continue reading

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How to Make Comics: Writing Stories

Tweet The last two weeks features the first part of how to make comics – getting ideas.  Once you get ideas…then what do you do?  For those of you who said you start drawing…WRONG!  Flag on the play, ten yard … Continue reading

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101 Ideas for a Comic

Tweet In last week’s post, you might recall I suggested ways you can find ideas for a comic.  It can be hard though for some and you might need a boost.  Well, I’ve spent some time creating another list of … Continue reading

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