Category Archives: Tutorials

Computers and Making Comics, Part 2

Tweet Picking up from where we left off last time, I’ll talk some more about computers and how they tie into making comics. In this particular blog post, friends, I’ll discuss hardware.  Before we get started, I need to emphasize … Continue reading




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Computers and Making Comics, Part 1

Tweet Today, I’m going to talk about a tool in making comics that I haven’t really touched on yet.  That is the computer. In today’s highly digital, Internet connected age, the computer has become one of the standard tools in … Continue reading




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How to Design a Comic Book Cover

Tweet Ladies and gentlemen, today I’m going to talk about a subject that is another big part of making comics.  If you didn’t read my tutorial about to actually put together a comic, then go back now and read over … Continue reading




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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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Why My Kickstarter Failed

Tweet After watching videos on Kickstarter, reading articles on crowdfunding and signing on with crowdfunding discussion forums, I started writing notes in a notebook to learn everything I could. However, this was not enough.  I needed to take a look … Continue reading




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Type 101 for Illustrators

Tweet I follow the Muddy Colors blog, a cool blog done by top commercial artists like Donato Giancola, Dan dos Santos and Jesper Ejsing.  Anyway, they recently put up this cool blog post about using type in your work.  While … Continue reading




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Painting Bon Vivant Part 3

Tweet After getting the idea, the sketch, the research and color study, it’s now time to paint Rusty as an Edwardian bon vivant! First, I copied the pencil sketch onto a block of 7 x 10 inch hot press watercolor … Continue reading




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Painting Bon Vivant Part 2

Tweet Picking up from where we left off yesterday, I had my idea and did my sketch.  But it wasn’t enough.  I had to do some more research on Edwardian clothing because all I had to go on was that … Continue reading




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Painting Bon Vivant Part 1

Tweet It’s been awhile since I’ve painted.  I dug out my tubes of gouache and acrylic paint; it took some more effort to locate my brushes.  Then I needed to decide what to paint. While out and about online, I … Continue reading




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Finding Inspiration From Charlie Brown’s Super Books

Tweet As some of you may know, I keep various art books around for inspiration and reference.  Just recently, I acquired some old books that may be of use.  They happen to the Charlie Brown’s Super Book series, based on … Continue reading




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